Bent out of water

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License: Creative Commons Attribution Bent out of water Fantastical Physicists
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20 Jun, 2011


Refraction, demonstrated with a cocktail parasol, a river, and a skateboard. Though not all at once. Obviously. That would be silly.

Director's Notes:

Team Fantastical Physicists write:

Why straight objects look bent in water.

SciCast Notes:

OK, so there’s a big glob of something unpleasant on the camera lens, but apart from that this is rather nicely shot. The river crossing is much more clear than some of the similar films we’ve seen — sadly the skateboarding isn’t as clear. We can see what they’re trying to do, though.

— Jonathan