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Mythbusters - "Motorcycle Water Ski" 6/5/13

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by DancnDude, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

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    Just as ridiculous as a motorcycle wheel climbing water, and exactly comparable when the only justification is the vague, handwaving explanation that has been given for the water wheel climbing.

    I'm surprised you do not know that the pressure in the air varies with altitude. Both water and air behave as fluids in these conditions, and both have the pressure vary with depth/height.

    I repeat, the physics of the problem is too complicated to be settled by just a vague, hand-waving explanation. The way to settle it is to do an experiment. I have sent the mythbusters a note asking about it. I guess the more notes they receive, the more likely they are to look into it.
     
  2. pmyers

    pmyers Active Member

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    Jeff fell into the trap....lol
     
  3. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

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    But does he have a flying wheel that can climb out of it? ;)
     
  4. jeff92k7

    jeff92k7 Annoyed with trolls

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    on planet earth
    Ha ha. I should have stuck with my earlier statement about not coming back to this thread. I'm not going to bother responding to John's latest response. It's clear that I'm not communicating my knowledge of physics very well. I'd rather go beat my head against a wall. I'd get a more educated response from it than I am getting from John.

    Carry on. I'll laugh at everyone's responses and opinions from a distance.
     
  5. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

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    Your communication is fine, it is the actual physics knowledge that is lacking.
     
  6. pmyers

    pmyers Active Member

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    It only took me 10K+ posts to figure that out ;)
     

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