Is Swimming In Syrup Faster or Slower?

Is Swimming In Syrup Faster or Slower?

I show you on odd effect of swimming in syrup vs water

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39 Responses

  1. Filippo Gotta says:

    This man answers questions I didn’t even know I had

  2. Rama Chandra says:

    For a moment there I thought he was going to swim in syrup to test the theory 🙂. Surprising result though .

  3. Crawmerax 101 says:

    Imagine getting out of the pool of syrup. Imagine how sticky you would be

  4. Chris says:

    Turns out that this scales up too. You can swim approximately as fast in a vacuum as you can in solid rock.

    • Gabriel says:

      @Shraddha’s Kitchen oh I didn’t watch golden wind yet lmao but adds up. some other guy replied “yo angelo” so i assumed my initial thought was right lol

    • tenopos says:

      yea i tried this, I swam about the same speed with my timer

    • Gabriel says:

      @Matt Michaels bro you’re being a pedant. even when physicists refer to something as “being done in a vacuum” they mean there’s no other matter around to interact with the object in question. if you go into a uni class and the professor says “what force would it take to accelerate a 1,000,000kg space shuttle to 10,000m/s in 2 seconds, assume this takes place in a vacuum”, and you answered with “trick question, nothing can occur in a vacuum because there’s no matter!” your professor is just gonna call you an idiot.

    • Gabriel says:

      @The Bilby definitely wasn’t an intentional jojo reference lmao, there just happens to be multiple jojo characters that can be vaguely related to the comment.

    • Gabriel says:

      @Matt Michaels meant to reply to the other guy with the physics comment, i agree with you.

  5. Ismael says:

    Wouldn’t you have to use more force in the more viscous one so you would tire faster and in the long run be slower?

    • Ziggy Hixson says:

      @Bamb8s I don’t think this entirely holds up tbh, I competitively swam for a while and one of the drills we’d do is putting paddles on our hands so there was more resistance in the water. We’d swim faster, but your arms would tire so quickly, hence why it was a pretty grueling drill.

    • Bamb8s says:

      @Ziggy Hixson That s different. This has to do with how muscules work. The drill is more tiring bc u need more power for each swing. The issue is that muscules aren t good at the “strength stamina” (as a non native english speaker this may not be understandable) required for such activities and that s the cause of the fatigue

    • florkgagga probba says:

      @Bamb8s man, that only sounds true, and may be valid for a few strokes – think about it, getting your arm out of the water and pushing it forward would get way too hard very fast the more viscous it gets.

    • Gnerko93 says:

      @Ziggy Hixson sounds logical but also not at the same time. Compare with flippers which make you go faster with less effort.

    • Brenda Paduch says:

      @Bamb8s not the surface tension, the viscosity

  6. hhh gvngxx says:

    This man always answers the questions I never knew I needed to know

  7. Alexei Arntzen says:

    Anecdotally speaking from just my own experience, I think the higher viscosity would be more difficult to swim through. I think it’s because of the breathing aspect. In regular water, you rely on the water to fall off your face quickly enough for you to catch a breath. I don’t think it would be as easy with the syrupy liquid.

  8. AA-VFX says:

    I woke up today, wondering about Syrup swimming!!! I’m not making this up!!! 😂😂😂

  9. rricarrd says:

    Well, you have to take in account that the turtles float a lot and most of their bodies is out of the liquid, so that part has almost no friction. In the case of a person the wetted area would be higher, so the results would probably be a win for the water.

  10. lol says:

    I was just paying attention to how cute the turtles were.

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