Can you swim faster through water or syrup? 

While it sounds a bit silly, it is actually fundamental to physics.  It was a question that Issac Newton & Christiaan Huygens debated in the 17th century.  When Newton wrote his Principia Mathmatica he included both theories.

Want to know the answer?  Luckily for us, Edward Cussler & Brian Gettelfinger of the University of Minnesota have figured it out.

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