Propagation of wave forms
January 30, 2014 1:35 PM   Subscribe

The Royal Thai Navy demonstrates how waves propagate along a line of men.
posted by Chocolate Pickle (16 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I like the second fast wave. "You think that first thing was cool? WATCH THIS!"
posted by ZaneJ. at 1:59 PM on January 30, 2014 [2 favorites]

I see Gob is consulting for the Royal Thai Navy now. "Oscillating military drill, Michael. A wave is what drunk football fans do for beer."

(This was pretty amazing.)
posted by kmz at 2:07 PM on January 30, 2014 [2 favorites]

Mr. Roquette served in the U.S. Navy. He showed me this at the beginning of the month. The timing is absolutely perfect. This is actually quite difficult.
We watched it a number of times.
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 2:14 PM on January 30, 2014

I kept waiting for the killing to start.
posted by roue at 2:27 PM on January 30, 2014


(the audio is a marching band playing The Final Countdown which is awesome all on its own)
posted by mathowie at 2:27 PM on January 30, 2014 [5 favorites]

It's waving men.
posted by mrbill at 2:38 PM on January 30, 2014 [3 favorites]

You know, I was going to make a smart comment about how the navy ought to be able to get real waves, but this was very impressive.
posted by Joe in Australia at 2:42 PM on January 30, 2014 [1 favorite]

I just hope they play "It's a Small World After All" when they charge into combat.
posted by planetesimal at 4:08 PM on January 30, 2014 [4 favorites]

Did anyone else get a bit seasick when they did the slow wave?
posted by BlueHorse at 4:19 PM on January 30, 2014

OK GO is now in control of Thailand's navy? I really haven't been paying attention to the news...
posted by Xalf at 4:22 PM on January 30, 2014 [2 favorites]

I wish Google's wave team had been that good.
posted by w0mbat at 5:04 PM on January 30, 2014 [2 favorites]

This is really cool and I really like it but there's one guy like six or seven in from the left whose knee doesn't come up quite high enough during the marching and it's really distracting and WHY do I have to find fault in everything?!?
posted by Sweetie Darling at 5:25 PM on January 30, 2014 [2 favorites]

Pretty cool.
We did a little close order drill in Sea Explorers, back in the day, and it was a lot of fun.
posted by SLC Mom at 6:17 PM on January 30, 2014

More spontaneously, waves appear in traffic, as demonstrated in this experiment.
posted by msalt at 9:46 PM on January 30, 2014

The whole time watching that I thought: That's how a time traveling army of 25 men could take over the ancient world. Think like America-anytime before First Contact. Europe-anytime before 300 bc.
Thanks for the awesome post.
posted by QueerAngel28 at 5:37 PM on January 31, 2014

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