Watch a Stone Skip a Recored 88 Times Across a Lake

By Casey Chan on at

One of the best feelings a kid can have is that immediate king-of-the-world, I’ve-got-this-life-thing-all-figured-out after learning how to skip a stone across a body of water. But that smug satisfaction of throwing rocks that jump a couple times would be crushed if you knew the world record for skipping stones was 88. Eighty-eight!

I mean. What. That’s unfathomable. How is that physically possible? What type of rock is it? What’s the salinity of the water? Can this be considered a superpower? Is this legal? Is there a special grip involved? How long do you have to practice to do this?

This article originally appeared on Sploid, a Gizmodo blog of delicious brain candy.