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Sunday, November 4, 2012

"I will never look at trees the same way again"

I'm a fan of the Veritasium channel on YouTube. I get to learn stuff about physics that I feel that I should have known already. This time, I knew the answer beforehand, but for people who didn't know exactly how trees can grow so tall, especially when you consider that you can't draw water up a straw for a distance of more than 10 meters. Since we know that trees can grow taller than 10 meters (~33 feet), and we know that trees have to have water climb all the way up their branches, then how do trees even exist?

Watch as a physicist has his mind blown:

... and now you know!