Someone forget to tell Feynman physics doesn’t suck, it blows.

October 20, 2006 at 1:55 pm | | literature, nerd

The solution to Feynman’s infamous sucking sprinkler problem. What really amazed me about the article was how true to the KISS principle the paper was. Alright, so it has a Gedanken experiment of shooting bullets from a gun underwater on a boat, but who out there has honestly not plotted an assassination staged from the moonbay of a marine biology ship? The key is shooting from underwater to begin with, so you don’t have to contend with refraction.


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  1. Correction:

    The bullets aren’t fired underwater…yet. All I can say is with King Triton out of the way, Ariel can be all mine.

    Comment by kendall — October 20, 2006 #

  2. demonstration:

    Comment by sam — January 30, 2008 #

  3. Neat

    Comment by Carn — July 20, 2017 #

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