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Can you swim faster through water or syrup?
CREATED: 12/03/12 by jbrez REPLIES: 4
jbrez's ravatar jbrez    JOINED: 1/30/11    POSTS: 271
Can you swim faster through water or syrup?
POSTED: 12/03/12 1:01 PM

Old article but thought if anyone would appreciate it, you guys would!

http://www.nature.com/news/2004/040920/full/news040920-2.html

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1794
RE: Can you swim faster through water or syrup?
POSTED: 12/04/12 9:58 AM

Surprised that swimming in syrup is just as fast. Figured it would make you slow as, molasses. Guess you don't have to stop for Gatorade or goo breaks tho. Wonder if you can swim faster in stirrups. As for inhaling or exhaling in syrup....

morunner66's ravatar morunner66    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 714
RE: Can you swim faster through water or syrup?
POSTED: 12/04/12 10:15 AM

Body of a snake - arms of a gorilla: Attractive image?

PS. Tuan - no ideas for Peasantman.

bcfrank's ravatar bcfrank    JOINED: 3/23/09    POSTS: 983
RE: Can you swim faster through water or syrup?
POSTED: 12/04/12 12:27 PM

The idea has also been investigated by the Mythbuster guys: Swimming in Syrup.

asovonick's ravatar asovonick    JOINED: 6/3/09    POSTS: 213
RE: Can you swim faster through water or syrup?
POSTED: 12/04/12 2:48 PM

mmmm syrup.

-Andy Sovonick of Gaithersburg

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