Which Way Will the Water Go? (ft. Steve Mould)- Smarter Every Day 226


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  • Tom Edwards
    Tom Edwards  1 months back

    Steve is a really smart guy if you ignore the British accent"

    **angry tea clink noises**

    • Sam Speed
      Sam Speed  3 days back

      I wonder what Destin would think about the accents from somewhere like Liverpool or Cornwall. They're not your typical British accents.

    • David Taylor
      David Taylor  7 days back

      @Stephen Benner The odd thing is the Alabama accent doesn't sound dumber when you weren't raised to perceive that.

    • Chris Rivas
      Chris Rivas  2 weeks back

      @Tom Edwards was it an alcoholic rage ? Lmao

    • astroflush 10
      astroflush 10  2 weeks back

      I spilled my earl grey tea all over me crisps and crumpets

  • Tomas Sarabia
    Tomas Sarabia  4 hours back

    When I read something that makes me uncomfortable or is something I disagree with I tend to skim past it.
    I've learned to catch that skimming and go back to understand what it is that I disliked, often I find a new perspective or or a truth id rather not listen to.

    • REALITYobservationalist

      Really cool experiment and great life lesson... Don't just hear people, but focus on listening when you communicate. So simple, yet we are all guilty of "tuning people out". Thanks guys!

      • sanjarcode
        sanjarcode  15 hours back

        I think this pretty intuitive, just the triangle law of vector addition and basic inertia. Force after leaving the jet = 0(except for gravity).
        It looks trailing coz, the component of velocity (of the end of the pipe) is always greater than the component of the water drop in the same direction(cos theta). It is basically a horizontal projectile.

        • Cruz Torres
          Cruz Torres  1 days back

          I guess that what you didn't account for was gravity

          • ObeyRoastMan
            ObeyRoastMan  1 days back

            Smarter Every Day but you didn't even start out with a pen and paper? This is caveman style of problem solving

            • Maggie Mothe
              Maggie Mothe  1 days back

              Its not easy to admit when you're wrong, I imagine even more difficult on a public YouTube video. Sometimes the lessons we learn about our selves can be even more valuable than the ones we learn about our universe. I'm proud of you for admitting your faults, it will help you learn from them

              • C Puzz
                C Puzz  1 days back

                Fear of being wrong is an emotional pain that causes the human brain to ignore information that is causing the pain. You experienced it with water. Next experience it day trading thousands of your own dollars if you really want to understand this part of your mind.

                • Aaron Prack
                  Aaron Prack  2 days back

                  Was So delighted by Steve's sprinkler completely breaking my expectations that I found myself laughing the whole time it spun. If this is the feeling you are hoping to instill in your viewers, you guys have succeeded with this one outstandingly. I hope everyone can experience this joy in learning. Thanks!
                  Edit: just finished the vid and even more enthused by your closing words about adversarial response to the models we endorse, and checking yourself.

                  • Mr Putman
                    Mr Putman  2 days back

                    fire a bullet from a train.... see where it goes. I think the KID did this to make him a better marksman

                    • Hunter Browning
                      Hunter Browning  3 days back

                      I love this dude. The laser in water while in the kayak had me laughing. Even woke my roommate up cause I relate to him and his personality. Love all his videos!. Keep it up bro!

                      • bull clay
                        bull clay  3 days back

                        I like how there's probably like 12k of cameras and equitment and there clanging water everywhere

                        • Kevin Jones
                          Kevin Jones  4 days back

                          I greatly appreciate the humility you showed in your comments at the end of the video. We can all learn from your videos and your leadership. Keep up the great work!

                          • Shen Saw
                            Shen Saw  4 days back

                            Am smart x)

                            • Shen Saw
                              Shen Saw  4 days back

                              You only need to have a correct logic

                          • Обними славян

                            Can you do an experiment on hitting golf balls with baseball bats?

                            • haltorne.mp4
                              haltorne.mp4  4 days back

                              I know I'm late but this is so funny to watch you and Steve basically debating the Coriolis effect from a fixed frame vs rotational/translational frame 😂

                              • haltorne.mp4
                                haltorne.mp4  2 days back

                                @Matthew Bowles that's where the point about frame matters. If you set a fixed frame then yes the droplet stops rotating, if you have a rotating frame then no, the droplet continues to rotate but it "lags". That's literally the argument they are having 😂

                              • Matthew Bowles
                                Matthew Bowles  4 days back

                                @haltorne.mp4 But the droplet is not affected by the sprinkler system so it's not technically rotating anymore (not with respect to the sprinkler)

                              • haltorne.mp4
                                haltorne.mp4  4 days back

                                @Matthew Bowles what does it not have to do with this.. the Coriolis effect is simply the displacement of the Coriolis acceleration, which is acceleration due to a projectile and a rotating body... The water is the projectile and the rotating body is the sprinkler system...

                              • Matthew Bowles
                                Matthew Bowles  4 days back

                                Explain how the coriolis effect has anything to do with this?

                            • 7177
                              7177  5 days back

                              you both are great!

                              btw. there's a section in Feinmans autobiography about trying a similar lab experiment. It was about the same kinda lawn sprinkler sucking in water put under and the direction it'd go afair. (:

                              • Pavan jalla
                                Pavan jalla  5 days back

                                Two high needy guys playing like 6 year old

                                • Shawn Reneau
                                  Shawn Reneau  5 days back

                                  That's the coriolis effect. It's taught in mechanical physics.

                                • Xinwei Sher
                                  Xinwei Sher  5 days back

                                  You are wrong.

                                  • Dene. F.
                                    Dene. F.  5 days back

                                    He's English.

                                    • Wayne Sligar
                                      Wayne Sligar  6 days back

                                      I have found over the years that lessening to 2 or more people that if you combine the thoughts together you might come up with a better solution because most everything can have multiple ways to get things done

                                      • Daryl Loth
                                        Daryl Loth  7 days back

                                        This is an interesting empirical observation of a physical phenomenon. The physics behind it are more complicated and the explanation in this video is not adecuate. Both these guys are intelligent but it would require someone with a stronger background in physics to explain it properly.

                                        • Chris Choi
                                          Chris Choi  7 days back

                                          nah, for the first one, destin is totally wrong. if it was a question on a physics exam, steve would get the point and destin would get it incorrect

                                          • Omar Muhamad
                                            Omar Muhamad  7 days back

                                            so i have a turbo machinery exam and i couldn't understand the velocity triangle of the centrifugal pumps until I remembered this video and i got it once I saw it, thanks man

                                            • Maarku
                                              Maarku  7 days back

                                              WARNING: This video contains no laminar flow. Watch at your own risk!

                                              • Andreas Kasel
                                                Andreas Kasel  7 days back

                                                Hello SmarterEveryDay - I miss videos on the Cavendish expertiment (directly measuring gravity) on YouTube. you too ?

                                                • emgee44
                                                  emgee44  7 days back

                                                  What a great collaboration, came here after watching a Steve’s video.

                                                  Your insight at the end to understanding someone’s POV was just as big a takeaway as the actual experiment. You are truly making us smarter everyday and for that thank you.

                                                  • VoltisArt
                                                    VoltisArt  1 weeks back

                                                    Paused before experiment started. The discussion is over the direction of the water, but that's problematic. The droplets/molecules of water do not curve outside of gravitational effects, they must travel in a straight line after exiting. The observed collected stream/jet made of those parts, however, trails behind each nozzle.
                                                    Destin's idea that the stream or droplets will come out with forward momentum at an angle ahead of the nozzles is understandable but should only happen to a small amount of water, for a short moment, if the spinning nozzles come to a sudden stop.

                                                    • VoltisArt
                                                      VoltisArt  1 weeks back

                                                      Second experiment done, observations made. Had to watch twice, will probably have another go after writing this. Mind blown in the best way. While I'm not nearly as educated in physics as Destin, I too was made aware of some arrogance and being stuck in what I expected, though I wasn't discussing or arguing with another person.
                                                      (Now that I've seen the video, I browsed a few comments and...) I share Johan Ung's appreciation for the insight Destin shared. Be it an argument with a person or just understanding of an idea, we can all benefit from pausing to absorb everything, be open to some things we hadn't considered before, and be able to learn. Great video on several fronts. Thank you, Destin and Steve.

                                                    • VoltisArt
                                                      VoltisArt  1 weeks back

                                                      Paused again after first experiment. Both of them right in different ways. Physics 'Tubers 2, VoltisArt 0.
                                                      Inward jets...should each be running like the fist experiment, with that trailing tangent not reaching the central pivot. How close it comes depends on water velocity...maybe. (The more we learn, the more we realize we don't know.) I think the observed stream curve could be a little more interesting.
                                                      Edit while I work on reaction #2: The tangent was never trailing....the stream was. Big clue to the result but so counter-intuitive!

                                                  • Clickpn
                                                    Clickpn  1 weeks back

                                                    if there was no velocite outwards, mind you, not by centrifugal forces(don't exist) but by the existing pressure from the water system, the effect would be the same, only with inertia.

                                                    • Frederyk Deng
                                                      Frederyk Deng  1 weeks back

                                                      Please correct me if I am wrong, though I naively think there is an easier way to figure out the correct answer: Consider a drop of water, after leaving the pipe, since there is almost no force in the plane of rotation, it maintains its angular momentum. Therefore, when it "flies" away from the "rotation" center, the angular speed goes down, thus "lagging" behind. When it "flies" towards the "rotation" center, the angular speed will go up, thus "running" in front.

                                                      • lawrence kanyan
                                                        lawrence kanyan  1 weeks back

                                                        The second case is a good demonstration of the Coriolis effect.

                                                        • Ryan Scheinberg
                                                          Ryan Scheinberg  2 days back

                                                          @Matthew Bowles In the reference frame of the spout, they are rotating and reducing their radii, so they have a coriolis force. The snapshot kind of represents that reference frame, so yeah just go with it sorta...

                                                        • Matthew Bowles
                                                          Matthew Bowles  4 days back

                                                          not true actually. The droplets are not rotating after they leave the spout, so why would angular momentum come into play?

                                                      • John Thomas
                                                        John Thomas  1 weeks back

                                                        Destin sneakily teaching everyone vector addition lol

                                                        • Build&Brew
                                                          Build&Brew  1 weeks back

                                                          this is a classic physics puzzle where there is a serious physics principal that just breaks the way a brain thinks about things experientially.

                                                          • rocket boards
                                                            rocket boards  1 weeks back

                                                            The wisdom at the end was smarter than the physics puzzle =)

                                                            • Andrew Bettcher
                                                              Andrew Bettcher  1 weeks back

                                                              Excellent. Thought provoking conclusion that makes a perfect lesson for the world.

                                                              Don’t fight. Try to understand.

                                                              Obviously, once you do understand, you might still have opposing views. At that point, I guess you have to fight.

                                                              Peace and love. Peace and love.

                                                              • Jose Fco García
                                                                Jose Fco García  1 weeks back

                                                                Like because of the conclusion

                                                                • goodshorts
                                                                  goodshorts  1 weeks back

                                                                  youtuuube awesome

                                                                  • Dyllan Carignan
                                                                    Dyllan Carignan  1 weeks back

                                                                    I love Smarter Every Day, and Steve's Channel. I think I encountered SED from a colab with Veritasium, and I encountered Steve from a colab with Matt Parker. I love how the YouTube science community is so interconnected and you can see some brilliant people doing brilliant things together.

                                                                    • BlankEssence
                                                                      BlankEssence  1 weeks back

                                                                      Thanks J-Roc

                                                                      • MAGA
                                                                        MAGA  1 weeks back

                                                                        Hey DESTIN. There is a video called “spinning t handle in zero G”. Very interesting. I would love to hear you explain why spinning it in one direction cause it to intermittently spin on a different axes

                                                                        • DRMNZ
                                                                          DRMNZ  1 weeks back

                                                                          Great video, thanks. The comment about listening and taking time to understand the other person's point of view was perhaps just as fascinating as what I discovered about the water. Just recently, I learnt when we have an existing belief or (unknown) existing assumption our brain finds it difficult to take in new information. Years ago I read one of Debono's books on thinking and one suggestion of his is don't believe / disbelieve in anything 100% - so it allows our mind to absorb new info. He had a wonderful diagram of a ring over a stick suspended above a "pit of ?iniquity" As you learnt more about something you could move the ring along the stick toward one end belief or the other end disbelief. 100% belief or disbelief meant the ring would come off the end of the stick and fall into the pit. If it stayed on the stick, it was much easier to absorb new info and thus be able to move backwards (or forwards) on the stick. Cheers, David.

                                                                          • Piotr Grądkowski
                                                                            Piotr Grądkowski  1 weeks back

                                                                            In Phaeno Science Center in Wolfsburg, Germany, there is an exhibit demonstrating this very Phaeno-menon. However, I thought it had more to do with the Coriolis effect.

                                                                            • anil
                                                                              anil  1 weeks back

                                                                              It'll be very interesting to see the light version of this. Revolving optical fibres that are transmitting different colours <3

                                                                              • Jason Hallam
                                                                                Jason Hallam  1 weeks back

                                                                                hey Destin i am a big fan, have you heard of the Hilsch Vortex tube? the device that sends ambient air in and seperates it using black magic or wizardry and outputs hot and cold from either end?, just wondering if you would kindly explain why this happens as im clueless and i want to get smarter everyday :)

                                                                                • D Smith
                                                                                  D Smith  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Two countries divided by a common language, They say

                                                                                  • ryansadventuresontheinternet

                                                                                    My intuition: as you move closer to the center of the circle, you traverse more of the circumference of the circle in less time, so even though water droplet is going at a constant speed, relative to the spout it looks as if it has travelled a farther distance.

                                                                                    • Blaine Charlery
                                                                                      Blaine Charlery  1 weeks back

                                                                                      I love this guy