Just as a public service announcement, we at AFV would like to dive into a little lesson about water. During the summer, the majority of us want to be in, near, around, and under the water. Whether it be a river, an ocean, a lake – everyone loves water. Period. But water can play tricks on your perception. It can be visually deceiving as well as physically deceiving. Don’t believe us? Take a gander at two men and this falling boat prank that proves water has a sense humor too!
Falling Boat and Falling Men
Although one man caught on slightly sooner than his counterpart, the stillness of water had these two men debating what would happen next! Let’s learn from (and laugh at) these men knowing that while water is beautiful, it can be tricky! Another physical property of water that we should all remind ourselves that things can get slippery, especially on a dock.
Why is water slippery, you ask? There’s a scientific answer involving molecules, adhesion, and chemistry, but we have another answer! It likes to laugh at us when we slip on it. Okay, okay – we’re only kidding. But it does seem like a pretty good reason to us! So, with all of this said, here at AFV we wanted to just remind all you beautiful folks to be careful during this season of playing with water!
Boats were used 900,000 thousand years ago.
To this day we still use boats, some are smaller like canoes and some larger like cruise ships. We have so many different kinds of boats and they are all used all over the world. There is some evidence from ancient references that prove that boats were used 900,000 years ago and in prehistoric times. Amazing!