What The?: Water Flowing So Smoothly It Looks Frozen

December 17, 2018

This is a video of water flowing so smoothly it appears frozen. Apparently this is known as a Laminar flow, which is characterized "by high momentum diffusion and low momentum convection." No clue what that means, but I have peed like this twice in my life.

Keep going for the whole video.

Thanks to Jeffrey S, for reminding me how disappointed I was when I was peeing like this but nobody wanted to see.

  • Alexander V Prudovsky

    i would hope you guys wouldn't promote fake news, this video looks like that because of the rolling shutter of the phone video recording... smh

  • Fake news?!
    It's a video of water!
    https://66.media.tumblr.com...

  • MAGIC!

  • Rowdy

    Sorry to be the reality/corrections police, but this isn't "laminar flow". The camera's frame rate is just synced with the speed of the water.

  • Adibobea9

    I was hoping for something less deceptive. I was amazed, now I leave disappointed. Thanks for dashing my dreams with reality…

  • captaindash

    Don't be sad. Rowdy is most incorrect. This is different from the frame rate being used to make droplets look frozen in midair. Normally water doesn't flow so predictably so this wouldn't be possible with frame rate alone.

  • Alexander V Prudovsky

    rolling shutter, not fps

  • Titty McNipplefondler

    Damn, that's some sexy laminar flow.

  • FearlessFarris

    That looks like the low-flow shower in the hotel I stayed at last week.

  • Ivanna Pewpalott

    more proof reality is just a simulation

  • Munihausen

    Cool. I mean, subcritical.

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