If you've ever gone canoeing, you may have noticed water striders, those small, long-legged bugs that easily stroll across the surface of the water without breaking the surface tension. In Central and South America, the slightly larger basilisk lizard can pull a similar trick, but it has to move pretty fast to do it. And we seem to remember a story about another guy way back when who was kind of famous for walking on water (not sure if that had anything to do with surface tension, though). But actually, a lot of people can perform that "miracle" — as long as they go to the moon first.
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Key Facts In This Video
See an example of specialized "shoes" that can allow a person to walk on water. 00:01
Water striders are insects that seem to effortlessly slide atop the water. 00:44
Basilisk lizards slap the water with their feet to create cavities, which keep them buoyant as they rapidly traverse the surface. 01:21
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