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23rd Mar '17 8:44:25 PM Sharlee
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* The Brazilian pygmy gecko has hydrophobic skin and weighs so very little that it can stand on water. Walking, not so much; it twists its whole body to writhe/wiggle its way across the surface.



* The Brazilian pygmy gecko has hydrophobic skin and weighs so very little that it can ''stand'' on water. Walking, not so much; it kind of writhes and wriggles its way across the surface.
23rd Mar '17 8:43:00 PM Sharlee
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* The Brazilian pygmy gecko has hydrophobic skin and weighs so very little that it can ''stand'' on water. Walking, not so much; it kind of writhes and wriggles its way across the surface.
22nd Mar '17 10:57:34 PM KeithM
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* Based on the area of the human foot, a speed of roughly 30 meters per second (100 km/h, 60 mph) would be necessary to run across water. This is about 3 times faster than the fastest human can sprint.
12th Mar '17 4:39:15 AM Arivne
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2751 SCP-2751 ("Hydrophobic Dogs")]]. SCP-2751 is a group of anomalous dogs with an unusual quality: their bodies treat water as if it were solid, allowing them to lie or walk on it.
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24th Feb '17 3:32:46 AM C105
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** [[AnIcePerson Aokiji]] walks (more precisely, rides on his bicycle) across the ocean by freezing it.
24th Feb '17 3:29:25 AM C105
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** [[AnIcePerson Aokiji]] walks (more precisely, rides on his bicycle) across the ocean by freezing it.
5th Feb '17 10:50:14 PM Doug86
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** ''BrainiacScienceAbuse'' did it even earlier.

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** ''BrainiacScienceAbuse'' ''Series/BrainiacScienceAbuse'' did it even earlier.
8th Jan '17 9:32:02 AM Nazetrime
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* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': The mage-exclusive dreamspace has protected areas separated by a big expanse of deep and rogue spirit ridden water. Each of the two existing mage traditions has a different way of crossing it, Icelandic tradition mages being the ones that simply walk on the surface of the water.
3rd Jan '17 4:46:30 PM Gamermaster
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* Partway through the ''Battle Tendency'' arc of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', in order to demonstrate her mastery of Hamon, Lisa Lisa walks out onto a Venice canal. Joseph, refusing to be shown up, follows her out - neatly demonstrating the gulf between them at that point; Lisa Lisa steps lightly on the water's surface, while Joseph wades out like he's wearing snowshoes. Both are doing so by channeling Hamon into their feet, but Joseph has to pour a far larger amount into place to make it work.

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* Partway through the ''Battle Tendency'' arc of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', in order to demonstrate her mastery of Hamon, Lisa Lisa walks out onto a Venice canal. Joseph, refusing to be shown up, follows her out - neatly demonstrating the gulf between them at that point; Lisa Lisa steps lightly on the water's surface, while Joseph wades out like he's wearing snowshoes. Both are doing so by channeling Hamon into their feet, but Joseph has to pour a far larger amount into place to make it work.
31st Dec '16 7:57:31 AM GhostOfAGeek
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** A SwordFight takes place over a lake in one of the several [[TheRashomon Rashomon]] stories in ''Film/{{Hero}}''. At times, it's only the ''tips'' of their swords that need to touch the water in order for them to maintain placement. Somewhat justifiable as this particular fight is imaginary, serving as a "eulogy" by Nameless and Broken Sword to the [[NotQuiteDead "defeated"]] Flying Snow [[spoiler:and is made up by the Emperor as part of his theory of what REALLY happend. He's wrong]].

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** A SwordFight takes place over a lake in one of the several [[TheRashomon Rashomon]] stories in ''Film/{{Hero}}''. At times, it's only the ''tips'' of their swords that need to touch the water in order for them to maintain placement. Somewhat justifiable as this particular fight is imaginary, serving as a "eulogy" by Nameless and Broken Sword to the [[NotQuiteDead "defeated"]] Flying Snow [[spoiler:and is made up by the Emperor as part of his theory of what REALLY happend.happened. He's wrong]].



* A great way to symbolically finish the movie ''BeingThere'' with Creator/PeterSellers.[[labelnote:*]]The pond this scene was filmed at has real stepping stones just under the surface, meaning Chauncey finally fools even the audience with his "brilliance" just like he did to nearly everyone he met earlier in the film.[[/labelnote]]

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* A great way to symbolically finish the movie ''BeingThere'' ''Film/BeingThere'' with Creator/PeterSellers.[[labelnote:*]]The pond this scene was filmed at has real stepping stones just under the surface, meaning Chauncey finally fools even the audience with his "brilliance" just like he did to nearly everyone he met earlier in the film.[[/labelnote]]



* In ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', Michael's (developmentally disabled) love interest Rita leaves both him and the series as a whole by walking thoughtlessly across the surface of a swimming pool (in a ShoutOut to BeingThere, mentioned above). Michael assumes that his magician brother has rigged the pool as part of his performance, but GOB tells him, "No. That's not my trick, Michael." [[spoiler:Immediately subverted in the 'next episode' trailer: "... It's my ILLUSION!!!"]]

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* In ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', Michael's (developmentally disabled) love interest Rita leaves both him and the series as a whole by walking thoughtlessly across the surface of a swimming pool (in a ShoutOut to BeingThere, ''Film/BeingThere'', mentioned above). Michael assumes that his magician brother has rigged the pool as part of his performance, but GOB tells him, "No. That's not my trick, Michael." [[spoiler:Immediately subverted in the 'next episode' trailer: "... It's my ILLUSION!!!"]]



* [[{{USefulNotes/Buddhism}} Buddha]] did it before that.

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* [[{{USefulNotes/Buddhism}} [[{{UsefulNotes/Buddhism}} Buddha]] did it before that.



* {{North Korea}}n propaganda claims that Kim il-Sung once crossed a river by walking on fallen leaves (among other miracles).

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* {{North UsefulNotes/{{North Korea}}n propaganda claims that Kim il-Sung once crossed a river by walking on fallen leaves (among other miracles).
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