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Mad physicist shoots himself underwater, for science of course

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Try beat this one Mythbusters. A Norwegian scientist with balls of steel went above and beyond for an experiment to test the power of fluid resistance, using a smoking gun and himself as a target.

Andreas wahl

Physicist Andreas Wahl has a habit of doing some batshit crazy things in the good name of science, including falling from a building to demonstrate Newtonian laws of circular motion. Wahl filmed his experiments for the appropriately titled Norwegian television show Life on the Line.

For his latest mad experiment, Wahl stood in a swimming pool with an assault rifle pointed at him three meters away and a string on the trigger Wahl uses to fire the weapon on himself. The whole thing was filmed underwater in slow motion to capture the force of the bullet as it travels through the water and puts the power of fluid resistance to the test.

Explaining the experiment the experts said “It’s harder to create movement in water than in air, because water molecules are closer together than air molecules. To show the difference in resistance, physicist Andreas Wahl puts himself in front of a weapon submerged in water and fires it – on himself.

Story, trigger finger and all, first seen on I Fucking Love Science.

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January 29, 2016