Most of us have often wondered why we are unable to walk freely on a wall or fall upwards since our childhood days. There is a simple explanation for it and it’s called gravity. It is the very force that holds you down to the ground on the Earth. As kids we all wished we could defy the laws of physics or so called principles so that we could fly high in the sky or walk on a the surface of the ocean, lake, or river. People have been coming up with various ideas to try and defy the laws of physic. One girl had the intention of performing the same gravity defying experiment that Isaac Newton himself attempted. To take on this challenge of defying the theory of gravity, she chose the best location possible, the Hoover Dam.Each year about a million tourists visit the dam and many more drive across it because of its idyllic location, which happens to be about 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas. You can easily cover the Hoover in a day.
It was built during the Great Depression (1931-1936) between the states of Nevada and Arizona by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It is considered the largest dam in the world and the second most populated bridge in America. It has recently become an internet sensation working against gravitational laws. Newton must be rolling in his grave!
It took five long years to build the Hoover Dam, originally named the Boulder Canyon. Most jobless people were offered work and since the construction was going to go on for a while, they were provided with shelter.
Humans are a curious species. We owe our discoveries, inventions and development to the innate need of asking “why” for everything. We have found the reasons for so many things like, why do people have psychological disorders? Or why are some people such big weirdos? Recently, Leslie Hutchings went on a quest to understand gravity and hopefully figure out how to defy it.
She discovered another fascinating secret of how nature works in its mysterious and/or man-made ways. She stood at the edge of the ledge and emptied a water bottle above the running water of the dam.
There is a little explanation available for this. The winds were very strong which likely caused the up sided movement of the water. However, the cause behind the bottle’s condition was unexpected and remains a mystery!
Besides the Hoover Dam, there are many other places in the world where gravity just doesn’t seem to work.
Many say that all these places are mere optical illusions. But who can really say for sure what causes some of these gravity-defying phenomenon?
**Check out the VIDEO to watch Leslie Hutchings entire gravity-defying experiment.**