Ex-NASA Engineer Builds the World’s Largest Super Soaker… and it’s Awesome

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Youtuber Mark Rober is a former NASA engineer who is now a YouTube star. Last year he crafted the Guiness Book of World Record’s largest Nerf Gun ever, and this summer he decided to take on the Super Soaker. “When the Super Soaker was first invented, it was an absolute game-changer in my neighborhood. So now, that I’m a dad and know how to engineer, I decided to once again level up my water-fighting capabilities,” Rober says in the video.

The coolest thing about the entire video may well be the engineering science behind how it works. As the Smithsonian Magazine explains, it’s not all that different from the original Super Soaker.

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Despite its outlandish size, the massive Super Soaker is based on the same principles as the original, reports Chaim Gartenberg for The Verge. Air is pumped under pressure into a tank of water, and pulling a trigger

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