Waterwalking Sport Video

This video is mindblowing!

And sadly, totally fake.

Rebecca Watson over at Skepchick does a great job of explaining why this is a nothing more than a superbly-produced shoe ad, and points out some clues that the video may not be on the up-and-up:

  • All men are wearing the same brand (Hi-Tec) head to toe. Why?
  • There’s a close-up of the Hi-Tec running shoe with a description of its waterproof abilities. Since when does being waterproof=flotation?
  • They are all mega-hot. Why?
  • The filming is beautiful and uses licensed music. Who paid for this?
  • At one point, they use jet skis to increase their land speed before hitting the water. This makes no sense. Would holding onto a truck’s back bumper make you run faster?

She devotes the majority of her article to edu-ma-cating people on how to use google skeptically.  Googling “liquid mountaineering” only brings up videos of the water-walking.  “Liquid mountaineering fake” or “true” or “hoax” bring up many hits explaining the awesome, but fake, nature of this advertainment.

I was totally looking forward to violating some laws of physics today, but it appears it is not (yet) meant to be.


Thank you, WordPress!

Thank you, WordPress, for posting me yesterday on Freshly Pressed, the front page of wordpress.com  I had a heck of a lot of fun watching my stats page freaking explode all day long.  Flatlining usually isn’t a good thing, but I went from an average 15-20 views to over 1350 views yesterday.  That makes my day-to-day graph look like this:

I could have sworn there was more up-and-down on that thing yesterday…  See that little bump on May 7th?  That was previously the most exciting, traffic-filled day of my blog’s history at a whopping 86 views.  Wow.  I had 44 comments, replies and trackbacks on “Happy Nerd/Geek Day and Towel Day” compared to my usual 0-3 per entry.  Again, all very exciting.  Thank you to everyone who visited, and to WordPress for the visibility.

Waterwalking Sport Video
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7 thoughts on “Waterwalking Sport Video

  1. 2

    thank for sharing – and being the first one to make me laugh this morning!

    i’ll be one of those 3-4 clicks on your graph for the next while, if you don’t mind. ’cause i kind of like these pages 🙂

    1. 2.2

      Thanks for stopping by, and I’m happy to have you be responsible for 3-4 clicks 🙂 I stopped over at your blog too, and I can’t wait to read more!

  2. 3

    Great work, Biodork! Compensation for blogging — at least for me — is when I get that spike from a bigger blog bump. It feels so good, and then a little deflating when numbers return to normal.

    I subscribe to your blog by email (you’re one of only about 3), so oftentimes I don’t click over to actually read your posts on your blog … which might account for missing a few hits a day.

    Thanks, too, for your excellent response to that antivax mom. I wanted to give an immediate, “Hell, yeah! Bravo!” but I was waiting first for her to respond.

    Cheers and congrats again!

    1. 3.1

      Thank you for your comment. I was grinning like an idiot when I read it! Thanks for subscribing also – I love that. As for antivax mom – I’m sort of sad that she had absolutely no…zero…zilch to say to any of my responses to her outbursts. I guess she must agree with everything I said!

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