Using Science to Find the Perfect Way to Skip Rocks

All of us have probably skipped a rock at some point in our lives. Whether you got one skip of five, it’s a fun show of brute force and skill when you’re relaxing by a lake. While most people in the world take rock skipping pretty casually, there are professional rock skippers that can get just shy of 100 skips out of rocks. That may sound like insanity, but as with any craft, it can be perfected.

Former NASA engineer Mark Rober may not have the physical prowess to become a professional rock skipper, but he doesn’t┬áhave the engineering prowess. He decided to research rock skipping in great detail and design a machine that could d it perfectly. Take a look at the entertaining video below to see just what the result was.

Trevor is a civil engineer (B.S.) by trade and an accomplished writer with a passion for inspiring everyone with new and exciting technologies. He is also a published children’s book author and the producer for the YouTube channel Concerning Reality.


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