NEWSFLASH: Filling your tires with water will slow your car down

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NEWSFLASH: Filling your tires with water will slow your car down

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male hand fills tire with water from hose

What would happen if we filled our tires with water instead of with air or nitrogen? A group of truly aimless—dare we say “callow—youths decided to find out. And wouldn’t you know it—lo and behold—the (truly bored) young people discovered that water-filled tires make the car go slower!

And that was not their only “revelation.”

The experimenters found, to no purpose with nothing much else to do, that even at maximum speed, a tire filled to the max with water, will not blow out.

burnout tires with water
At burnout speed, the tire with water inside it, remains intact and perfect. The water seems to preserve the tire.

Water-Filled Tire Implications: A Failure of Imagination

Here is where our amateur researchers fail to imagine the implications of these two discoveries. Namely that in the event of a race, the driver with water in his tires would lose. The tires would, however, be perfectly preserved!

It must be remarked that the young researchers are the very embodiment of that most famous Albert Einstein quote: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”

Watching the video, one can only think, “Pardner, I’ve got good news and bad news fer ya. The good news is your tires look great! The bad news? Well, um. You lost.”

smiling Dummies drive happy after filling tires with water
“When you fill the tires with water, the car goes slower!”

A Few Cautionary Notes

The following video documents the entire experiment. It is hilarious. It is also a total time-waster. But then again, so is filling your tires with water.

Be forewarned there there are a lot of annoying pop-ads to ‘x’ out. Finally, at times, the video of the tire-filling youths can be painfully loud, especially when they test the tires for burnout. Be ready to mute the sound and fast forward to the next section.

We also feel compelled to say something along the lines of, “Don’t try this at home, kiddies!”

No, seriously. Don’t.

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