Physicist shoots self underwater

January 29, 2016 11:05 AM (UTC+8)


As part of a dense experiment, a Norwegian physicist standing in a pool pulls the trigger of a loaded rifle pointed straight at him at point-blank range, and lives to tell the tale: perhaps, the story of the year. Andreas Solberg Wahl hypothesised that the bullet will not be able to cover even a couple of feet to reach him underwater and places self in the line of fire to test his theory. Water molecules are packed closer than air, and hence, the bullet drops down before reaching the target, Wahl, in this video. Wahl’s daredevil act is aimed at exhibiting the strong resistance of water and analysing motions underwater.