Can You Swim in Shade Balls?

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    VeritasiumVeritasium

    διάρκεια: 10:42

    I bought 10,000 shade balls and tried to swim in them. They appear to act like a non-Newtonian fluid: rigid under high shear stress, but they flow like a liquid under low shear.
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    My sense was that swimming in shade balls would be difficult but still doable. This was roughly true for the single layer of shade balls. The shade balls slide past each other so they act like a liquid, albeit a viscous one owing to their significant inertia. It's much more intense exercise and it's also annoying to be bombarded with shade balls on all sides of your body, particularly your head. With multi-layer shade balls (as exists on much of LA reservoir) things get significantly more difficult. The balls bunch together and when you try to move through them quickly, they become more rigid, providing significant resistance to motion. This has the benefit that you can lie on them and as long as they stay trapped under you, you can float on them. But a little bit of motion causes them to move around and you sink through quickly.
    Huge thanks to:
    Jordan Schnabel and Cristian Carretero for filming and swimming and providing lifeguard services.
    Raquel Nuno for filming and putting up with me.
    Special thanks to Patreon supporters:
    Donal Botkin, Michael Krugman, Ron Neal, Stan Presolski, Terrance Shepherd, Penward Rhyme and everyone who provided feedback on an early draft of this video.
    Music from epidemicsound.com "Dubstep Mammoth 2" "Finally Here (Instrumental)" "The Last Arrival" "Sundown Love (Instrumental)"

MaskedPanda
MaskedPanda

“But its kinda like quick sand!” **DIES**

Πριν 42 λεπτά
The Excellent Laborer
The Excellent Laborer

Balls!!!!

Πριν ώρα
Emma Bowe
Emma Bowe

As a swimmer its already hard enough to swim with just water, but with this it looks so painful.

Πριν ώρα
1,000 Subscribers With No Videos?
1,000 Subscribers With No Videos?

Does anyone else think they look like that scene from Incredibles?

Πριν 3 ώρες
MaskedPanda
MaskedPanda

Ikr!

Πριν 39 λεπτά
Grant Keizer
Grant Keizer

at 3:50 you can see the drone

Πριν 4 ώρες
Grant Keizer
Grant Keizer

balls

Πριν 4 ώρες
Grant Keizer
Grant Keizer

ya time to release the balls

Πριν 4 ώρες
Hannah G
Hannah G

my anxiety levels shot up real quick 😭

Πριν 7 ώρες
Myrihiff Duty
Myrihiff Duty

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Πριν 9 ώρες
Carl Hammill
Carl Hammill

10,000 * .30 = $3,000 usd for him to do this.

Πριν 19 ώρες
Kaimalie
Kaimalie

I think I just witnessed suicide in the intro lol

Πριν 21 ώρα
Alec’s Channel!
Alec’s Channel!

sounds a bit wrong don’t ya think swimming in a pool of BLACK BALLS

Πριν ημέρα
Avafrank6 Basketball4life
Avafrank6 Basketball4life

3:25 yeah he jumped in but then theres the camera man😂

Πριν ημέρα
yuriannna
yuriannna

You can’t imagine how much anxiety this video is giving me. Also i can’t swim

Πριν ημέρα
leaselle
leaselle

This gives me so much anxiety

Πριν ημέρα
mkayla45
mkayla45

That's a great pool cover tho

Πριν ημέρα
AlyssaTheAlphaXO
AlyssaTheAlphaXO

“A lot of balls in the face!” Veritasium 2019

Πριν ημέρα
angel marte
angel marte

it seems that the US is doomed if left to the sheer idiocy that plagues its media.

Πριν ημέρα
Chanderdat Laltoo
Chanderdat Laltoo

hi. how can i get these shade balls...Please contact me since it is for a different purpose

Πριν 2 ημέρες
Overwhelming Surplus Of Diggity
Overwhelming Surplus Of Diggity

this gives me claustrophobia.

Πριν 2 ημέρες
•GachaWøffles•
•GachaWøffles•

“But it’s kinda like quicksand,” “O-oh, no.”

Πριν 2 ημέρες
Theo Kh
Theo Kh

0:10 do you mean incredi ball?

Πριν 2 ημέρες
Eclipse :p
Eclipse :p

So. How are they gonna get them *out* ....

Πριν 3 ημέρες
Swiftalz -_-
Swiftalz -_-

Butterfly is challenging in itself to do why would anyone ever do that.

Πριν 3 ημέρες
Hothkinstroy
Hothkinstroy

3:17 did this guy just jump in air?

Πριν 3 ημέρες
Riley Sheldon
Riley Sheldon

3:53 they using a drone look at the shadow to the right

Πριν 3 ημέρες
breadstick 'n'dip
breadstick 'n'dip

You cant swin in the reservoir because its drinking water. But you can drive a boat that uses oil

Πριν 3 ημέρες
Kundan
Kundan

watching the pool fill up with these black balls is so satisfying and disgusting.

Πριν 3 ημέρες
Juan Pablo Valencia
Juan Pablo Valencia

5:45 that's gotta hurt

Πριν 3 ημέρες
Gleam シ
Gleam シ

3:18 WHY THE HECK DOES IT LOOK LIKE HE STEPPED ON AIR?!

Πριν 3 ημέρες
Rockstarfoxy Production's
Rockstarfoxy Production's

How will he get them all out

Πριν 4 ημέρες
sauce slos
sauce slos

This gave me so much anxiety

Πριν 4 ημέρες
Mario C90
Mario C90

7:14 you can see his instant regret face as he goes under

Πριν 4 ημέρες
Taylor Churchill
Taylor Churchill

I would love to do this.

Πριν 5 ημέρες
Hector Vitti
Hector Vitti

1920: *we will have fliyng cars int the future* 2019: -* im about to swim in shy balls-*

Πριν 5 ημέρες
Cup of Coco
Cup of Coco

When they did a drone shot of them pouring the balls in it reminded me of boba 😂

Πριν 5 ημέρες
Carl Ruby Højland Nielsen
Carl Ruby Højland Nielsen

Tbh i had no idea what a shade ball was i just clicked cause it looked like those balls from The Imcredibles

Πριν 5 ημέρες
Andrew Chadwick
Andrew Chadwick

8:02 me trying to swim

Πριν 6 ημέρες
iays
iays

cant you swim under it and come up for air wvery 10 seconds or so

Πριν 6 ημέρες
MrInfiniteWolf ツ
MrInfiniteWolf ツ

Below water of the balls is sick!

Πριν 6 ημέρες
Nicholicious
Nicholicious

The school thot at a pool party: 3:41

Πριν 6 ημέρες
Angelica Poh
Angelica Poh

It looks like metal atoms

Πριν 6 ημέρες
Mr Gaming 2007
Mr Gaming 2007

Is it just me or does this remind you of that scene from the incredibles where all the balls blasted him and started sticking to him

Πριν 6 ημέρες
TheMostEpicPairOfSocks
TheMostEpicPairOfSocks

I actually held my breath right before he jumped in without realizing.

Πριν 6 ημέρες
Talant Ziadinov
Talant Ziadinov

if you wanna swim trough you have to take deep breaths and dive under it and come up so u can take a break, with the help of the balls staying on the sruface shouldnt be so exhausting ;)

Πριν 6 ημέρες
Davis Harry
Davis Harry

Wooow😠😠

Πριν 6 ημέρες
MsNooneinparticular
MsNooneinparticular

We're in that weird part of Youtube again, kids.

Πριν 6 ημέρες
Leticia Pereira
Leticia Pereira

my god my anxiety is KILLING ME

Πριν 6 ημέρες
Captain Morgan IV
Captain Morgan IV

But it's kinda like quicksa-*csapcshdhakshdhdjd*

Πριν 6 ημέρες
gloten gloat
gloten gloat

You're a dumbass

Πριν 7 ημέρες
JL - 08BN - Thomas Street MS (1654)
JL - 08BN - Thomas Street MS (1654)

That's a lot of tapioca

Πριν 7 ημέρες
sarah docinho
sarah docinho

Meu sonho

Πριν 7 ημέρες
A Unfamiliar Account.
A Unfamiliar Account.

*_A LOT OF BALLS IN THE FACE_*

Πριν 7 ημέρες
Insert Minecraft Meme Here
Insert Minecraft Meme Here

"I am swimming... but I'm getting a lot of *balls* in my face."

Πριν 7 ημέρες
Trump's Neck Vagina
Trump's Neck Vagina

You got a lot of balls😲

Πριν 7 ημέρες
Leon Chung
Leon Chung

Looks like caviar from drone view

Πριν 7 ημέρες
Hafextas
Hafextas

this reminds me of The Incredibles part when bob is thrown at with this black sticky balls

Πριν 7 ημέρες
Brittany Walls
Brittany Walls

DO NOT TRY AT HOME!!!!!!!

Πριν 7 ημέρες
Sordid Bacon
Sordid Bacon

He had at least 3 bags left

Πριν 7 ημέρες
Lord Humungous
Lord Humungous

Clean up must have been a bitch

Πριν 7 ημέρες

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