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

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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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Wow I was wondering why my skips always stopped at 88, thanks

Author — Hendrik Wennberg

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Title: Why its almost impossible to skip a stone 89 times

Me: *Can’t even skip a stone 1 time*

Author — FerhadM55

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“The odd thing is I never count”

“Are you serious you never count?!”

*Don’t question greatness*

Author — TheCringeKing

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Someone: Does a 360
Wired: *WHY ITS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO DO A 360.0001*

Author — Corbin Boss

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Mom: *”Kurt, don’t spend your time skipping useless stones in the water”*

Kurt in 30 years: *Look at me now ma*

Author — alonedayys

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No ones going to mention how his last name is 'Steiner', and how "Stein" is German for Stone?? He is literally "Kurt 'Stoner' the Stone Skipper"

Author — Samuel Luca Mattheus van Niel

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A nice older gray man who just enjoys skipping stones. He's just enjoying one of life's simple pleasures. Right on man. Right on

Author — Henry Marckisotto

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I can never seem to find a stone flat enough to actually skip it

Author — Wat

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It’s another one of those late night recommendations that we all watch for some reason instead of going to bed

Author — Not a Idiot

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WIRED:what’s the record?
Someone:(says record)
WIRED: let’s add one more and say it’s impossible

Author — Cheekclapper

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Would love a Mythbusters-style rock skipping robot that slings rocks at the perfect angle at 100mph

Author — Adam MacDonald

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I learned more about rock physics in these 12 minutes than I did in my whole life

Author — Drew Dafoe

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The fishes be like... "DID YOU SEE THAT ASTEROID?!?" .."THERE IT IS AGAIN!!!"

Author — Kiki Tay

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1 skip is mehh
2 skips are alright
3 skips are really good

Anyone else like me?

Author — picolo2022 Games

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Kurt Steiner
Steiner (*Stein*) means stone in german ;)

Author — 37 beats

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bro he could be like to his friend at the end of a river right, “hey man want a rock”
“Sure”
“alrighty”
*literally just zooms the rock across*
“yoooo”

Author — Its His Fault

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I thought it was only possible to do like 4 😂😂

Author — Leyla Abdullah

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*No one:*

*Old guy with a beard:* people like triangles

Author — Ibraheem Ghafoor

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4:26 i think he broke his own record but they couldn't count it because no overhead drone footage 🤦‍♂️

Author — tripd

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*why can't you skip more than 89 times?
Video: because the world record is 88*

Author — Syphax