Why It's Almost Impossible to Skip a Stone 89 Times | WIRED

  • Опубликовано: 31 окт 2018
  • Kurt Steiner set the world record for skipping stones by hurling a rock at the water and making it skip an astonishing 88 times. How is that even possible? WIRED's Robbie Gonzalez got coaching from Steiner to find out how he does it -- and looked into fluid dynamics and physics to see whether we've reached the limit for skipping stones.
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  • CasualStuff
    CasualStuff 15 часов назад

    Mark Rober

  • interlopu
    interlopu 16 часов назад

    chuck norris can do 90 after a back flip

  • King Borix
    King Borix 17 часов назад

    I can’t even get one to skip 6 times, man out here trying to get 89 skips

  • Destro64
    Destro64 19 часов назад

    Well don’t say almost impossible say hard

  • SVG
    SVG День назад

    my best is three...

  • Lakshya Sharma
    Lakshya Sharma День назад

    1982 - *we will have flying cars*

    2019- *Rock skipping* 🤦

  • Lakshya Sharma
    Lakshya Sharma День назад

    If he messes up a good stone.......he jumps into lake or what?

  • Elias Kastar
    Elias Kastar 2 дня назад

    11:20 my friends name is blake harris

  • andrew holder
    andrew holder 2 дня назад

    Researching rock skipping when they could be researching a cure for cancer

  • MrPirateking619
    MrPirateking619 2 дня назад +4

    I was more concerned about that inexperienced guy wasting that record holders precious expertly hand picked stones

    • vivaBaDyviv
      vivaBaDyviv 2 дня назад

      I was thinking The exact same 😂

  • Bry Burd
    Bry Burd 2 дня назад

    When you throw a rock In the lake your the last person to ever touch it

  • orlanduce
    orlanduce 3 дня назад

    pocket full of stones

  • Angelina McConnell
    Angelina McConnell 3 дня назад

    5:10 anyone catch the ducky?

  • Group Project - In a nutshell
    Group Project - In a nutshell 4 дня назад

    Dude perfect level 88

  • Adrián Mauricio Román González
    Adrián Mauricio Román González 4 дня назад

    Im a little disapointed I tought there was a law or an specific reason that made imposible more than 89 skips.

  • Training Grounds
    Training Grounds 4 дня назад

    It's all about the stones just start chipping them and making them the perfect round stones fit for your hand to spin it. Then you'll get more and more skips.

  • 5,000 Subs With No Vids Challenge
    5,000 Subs With No Vids Challenge 4 дня назад

    I was never able to Skip a Stone

  • john bruce
    john bruce 4 дня назад

    No one can beat africans in sports ...you just have to look for that one.

  • Timmy Pitcher
    Timmy Pitcher 5 дней назад

    Why on earth earth are people disliking this video

  • See Cha
    See Cha 5 дней назад +2

    I skip stones 2000 plus times, on the regular. But I'm not about that internet fame, so I stay in the shadows.

  • Lifted_Above
    Lifted_Above 5 дней назад

    I think I might be an expert nose picker. My expertise comes down to a real science, but no one has ever verified it.

  • Adrind Azril
    Adrind Azril 6 дней назад

    World class stone skipper is a thing now.
    Next,there's probably world class masturbater or fapper

  • simp
    simp 6 дней назад

    thank you wire, very cool!

  • Yettyett Jr
    Yettyett Jr 6 дней назад


  • Oskar Arbenz Braunstein
    Oskar Arbenz Braunstein 7 дней назад

    And i am proud of myself when it hits the water 4 times

  • TNU_Chaleur
    TNU_Chaleur 7 дней назад

    The day that you have to buy rocks.

  • Smey Tube
    Smey Tube 7 дней назад +1

    I think It’s fake since water are Paid actors

  • BlackDog 546
    BlackDog 546 8 дней назад

    5:10 the duck just casually watching 😂

  • Nada
    Nada 8 дней назад +1

    It is what makes you happy that counts more.
    What a wiseman

  • Kralith Jones
    Kralith Jones 8 дней назад +1

    I can’t even skip 2

  • Giancarlo Dasilveira
    Giancarlo Dasilveira 8 дней назад +1

    what if you throw it so fast you fall forward into the waterp

  • DexifyFN
    DexifyFN 8 дней назад +8

    Your like is how many skips you get👇👇

  • Bob Young
    Bob Young 9 дней назад

    Can you get a stone to Skye, rather than skip?

  • Doctor Manhattan
    Doctor Manhattan 9 дней назад +1

    stone skipping was our fortnite when we were young

  • Shraddha Patil
    Shraddha Patil 10 дней назад

    I like skipping lectures

  • *i Don't Want Google To Know My Name*
    *i Don't Want Google To Know My Name* 10 дней назад

    4:23 i think he broke another record there =/

  • Shouty _
    Shouty _ 11 дней назад

    Why does the title say *89* when it’s *88*

  • NrT MiksuhFIN
    NrT MiksuhFIN 11 дней назад +2

    titles says 89 skips record holder says 88 makes sense

  • Igor Styczen
    Igor Styczen 11 дней назад

    My record is 3...

  • Джерри Луччини
    Джерри Луччини 11 дней назад

    its 2 am what the f am i doing rn

  • Ofri Nokrian
    Ofri Nokrian 11 дней назад

    only my record is 10?

  • Logan Lee
    Logan Lee 11 дней назад

    ru-clip.com/video/XzZrPZtLRUQ/%D0%B2%D0%B8%D0%B4%D0%B5%D0%BE.html hmmm watch this for 91 times of stone skipping.

  • Henry Kathawala
    Henry Kathawala 11 дней назад

    Welcome to another episode of, “Why is this in my recommendations?”

  • Black on black Pro Build
    Black on black Pro Build 12 дней назад

    Makes me wanna go skip a rock

  • I N C
    I N C 12 дней назад

    I can barely do it 3 times

  • FabTheRobloxAddict
    FabTheRobloxAddict 12 дней назад +2

    i was gonna comment "show me a person who can do 88 skips", all i had to do was wait 30 seconds

  • Philipp Wilm
    Philipp Wilm 12 дней назад

    I am very interessted into the experiment that led to the physicists hairstyle

  • T I F F A N Y
    T I F F A N Y 13 дней назад

    And I’m proud of getting 2

  • Deluxe Gaming
    Deluxe Gaming 13 дней назад +1


  • vKryptonite
    vKryptonite 13 дней назад

    yet i can’t even get 3

  • feldimz
    feldimz 13 дней назад

    88 is double happiness

  • Like !
    Like ! 14 дней назад +1

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    This was on my recommended
    And yours too

  • Оппо Мощтм
    Оппо Мощтм 14 дней назад +1

    89 squad here

  • Harmen de Jong
    Harmen de Jong 14 дней назад

    I can't even skip a stone 5 times.

  • MagWheels
    MagWheels 14 дней назад

    Talks about triangles in Pennsylvania.
    I'm thinking Pocono Raceway

  • TMak TNT
    TMak TNT 14 дней назад +1

    I know where that is, I met the world record holder, and my uncle worked with him! I’m so surprised that I actually saw this video!!!!!!

    • TMak TNT
      TMak TNT 14 дней назад

      That physicist is my uncle!!!!!

  • Blake Siegle (Student)
    Blake Siegle (Student) 14 дней назад

    What about a marble

  • Kaveman Kevin
    Kaveman Kevin 15 дней назад

    You look like Skrillex who went to college instead

    JOHNNY JOHNNY 15 дней назад

    Ok now, if you skip a stone 89 times, your a TRUE legend and you will go down in the HISTORY BOOKS FOR ALL OF FOREVER!!!!!!

  • Pineapple Destroyer [Vovosch]
    Pineapple Destroyer [Vovosch] 15 дней назад

    Это сила 89 сквада

  • Swintin Tin
    Swintin Tin 15 дней назад

    When i heard the name Steiner and found out what he's famous for, well I though of his nickname: Stoner. Also when he skips rocks, it looks like a fish going turbo mode in the pond, like DAM, his stones are fast

  • ShadowRealmZ
    ShadowRealmZ 15 дней назад +1

    They say Johnny can skip infinitely times with infinite rotation

  • Break the Sky
    Break the Sky 15 дней назад

    I love the Almost Impossible series, so interesting.

  • Frosty
    Frosty 16 дней назад

    Proof Skipping a stone 69 time is possible

  • Ancient World
    Ancient World 16 дней назад +1


  • Korogiri
    Korogiri 16 дней назад

    His name translated is stoner. Fitting name for this

  • Benja Freeman
    Benja Freeman 16 дней назад +3

    I skipped a stone once and knocked a turtle off a log. I felt pretty bad. I didn't think I would actually hit it.

  • daniel paul zucchi
    daniel paul zucchi 16 дней назад

    How can you be an expert at skipping and picking stones does someone gives you a paper saying your an expert at skipping and picking stones 😂

  • Hades 567
    Hades 567 16 дней назад

    i can do this just it might take 97 times and then add all of them to gether and boom 89 skips

  • Ashley _
    Ashley _ 17 дней назад +1

    The most I’ve ever skipped was 3...

  • Saad Jamadar
    Saad Jamadar 17 дней назад +3

    10:36 he gives me a feeling of mad scientists 😂

  • Etsu Art
    Etsu Art 17 дней назад

    It's so funny that the name of the world record holder in stone skipping is Kurt Steiner. Steiner has the German word Stein in it and it means Stone. XD

  • Cooper Torbush
    Cooper Torbush 18 дней назад

    This dude should watch the mark rober vid

  • badziaczek
    badziaczek 18 дней назад

    i love this series

  • Manni Archi
    Manni Archi 18 дней назад

    That dude "ROCKS"

  • Zidan Zameer
    Zidan Zameer 19 дней назад +5

    Why its almost impossible to get wired to 10 million subs

  • Earl James
    Earl James 19 дней назад

    Someone needs to call Brad Ziegler

  • Food4u
    Food4u 19 дней назад

    I used to play this when I was 5th

  • Danny Lang
    Danny Lang 19 дней назад

    I hold a record over everybody I know personally, I got a solid 27ish once!

  • Gabriel Atienzo
    Gabriel Atienzo 20 дней назад +1


  • Burnt Meme
    Burnt Meme 20 дней назад

    This man is stoned

  • Airoz Suarez
    Airoz Suarez 20 дней назад

    I only get 2

  • Fortnite Replay
    Fortnite Replay 20 дней назад

    4:15 ummm sir you just broke your arm?

  • Jonart.
    Jonart. 20 дней назад

    His last name is *STEIN* -ner bruh in german stein means Stone 😂🤓

    BARSO 21 день назад

    He really does live up to his name.

  • Pranay Chaturvedi
    Pranay Chaturvedi 21 день назад

    I threw my life in water, its still skipping

  • Benjamin Berg
    Benjamin Berg 21 день назад

    He only skipped 88 on the video it says 89

  • feuriger Stern
    feuriger Stern 22 дня назад

    The physicist's wild hair well suits a mad physics professor.

  • Kai Salmon
    Kai Salmon 22 дня назад

    „Stein“ is german for „rock“ and his name is Steiner 😁

  • Enzoe Alpha
    Enzoe Alpha 22 дня назад

    How are they throwing an actor

  • Daniel
    Daniel 22 дня назад +1

    He’s so cute 😍

  • WesIsaLeo
    WesIsaLeo 23 дня назад

    I know the feeling. I've skipped a stone 88 times and 90 times and even 88 1/2 times. Never 89...it's baffling.

  • JayTeeOnYT
    JayTeeOnYT 23 дня назад

    4:25 When your girlfriend breaks up with you then you do this to your phone..

  • Skank Hunt42
    Skank Hunt42 23 дня назад

    That was not 88 skips lmao

  • 1,000 Subscribers Without a Video Challenge

    The only limit is the amount of water you have

  • Deepak chevalier
    Deepak chevalier 23 дня назад

    I can do that..

  • John Moreno
    John Moreno 23 дня назад

    rok 🗿

  • xd Harris
    xd Harris 24 дня назад

    And I was proud of 3...

  • 陳大雍
    陳大雍 24 дня назад +1


    BUSTY THICC 24 дня назад +1

    its not impossible. stop dumbing down people.