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Pulling off the impossible, Johnny speeds across the water in his special running shoes.

Pulling off the impossible, Johnny speeds across the water in his special running shoes. (View larger version)

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  • The traditional sandals worn in Saudi Arabia, the Madas Sharqi, are made completely out of leather.

  • For the Saudi skating stunt, The Man vs. YouTube production team got Johnny's sandals from Pakistan.

  • The green basilisk lizard is also known as the Jesus Christ lizard because it can run on water.

  • Basilisk lizards eat insects as part of their diet.

  • In addition to the basilisk lizard, there are other animals such as the water strider and the pygmy gecko that can walk or run across water.

  • Tim Shaw is responsible for delivering the 2nd largest live stream in history where he had himself locked in a metal box and put somewhere in the UK, while viewers had to guess his coordinates for a prize.

  • Johnny Riche is a former MMA fighter and can be seen on the television show, "Thrillbillies".

  • Johnny Riche's MMA nickname was "Little Ball Of Hate".

  • If a person could run fast enough that their feet slapped the water surface and retracted before the water collapses, they would be able to run on water as a basilisk lizard does.

  • Based on the results of a study by Glasheen and McMahon, for humans to run on water their feet must slap the water at speeds greater than 30 meters per second, which would mean humans would need an estimated 15 times more available muscle power.

  • There are different types of fire extinguishers for different types of fires. Fires from wood or cloth, flammable liquids, electrical, or metal sources react differently depending on the type of fire extinguisher used. Fire extinguishers have lettered codes on them to differentiate.

  • The acceleration of gravity causes any free-falling object, like Johnny from the top of a balcony, to drop at the speed of 9.8 meters per second per second.

  • YouTube was introduced in 2005 and was founded by three men: Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim.

  • Archimedes' Principle states that the buoyant force on a submerged object is equal to the weight of the liquid displaced by that object.

  • A liquid's surface tension is measured in dynes per centimeter. At 20 degrees Celsius, mercury has a higher surface tension than water.

  • There is nothing in our environment that is completely frictionless. Even if you go as far as deep space, there are still some small particles of matter which could cause friction from interacting.

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