'Glitch in the Matrix' Found As People Baffled by Bizarre Flowing Liquid

A video of liquid flowing into a container has been branded a "glitch in the Matrix," as the mind-blowing footage makes it appear as if it's frozen.

A video posted to Reddit's Oddly Satisfying forum, by Mindyou, is going viral, massing more than 45,000 upvotes since Monday.

It's not clear where the video is originally from, but a voice narrates the spectacle, saying: "Doesn't even look like it's coming out."

A spout looks like it should be pouring liquid into a container below, but it doesn't appear to be moving, resembling a statue. As the videographer notes: "Looks like it's frozen, it's crazy."

Proving it is in fact flowing he says: "You can just see a little bit right," as he points at the same moment the liquid glugs, proving it is in fact moving.

"There we go," he exclaims, "it's moving now, then it just goes right back to what it was."

The post is entitled: "One of the best laminar flows I've seen."

A laminar flow is described by the The Orlando Science Center as "a type of flow pattern of a fluid in which all the particles are flowing in parallel lines, opposed to turbulent flow, where the particles flow in random and chaotic directions.

"A flow is either turbulent, laminar, or somewhere in between. This is measured by the Reynolds number which is a ratio between velocity (the speed of the flow) and viscosity (how thick or thin the fluid is).

"The more viscous, or thick, the fluid the faster it can flow without going turbulent."

Numerous people commented on the bizarre sight, with Feellikedancing asking: "Why does it look like the container isn't filling up?! I'm so confused by this!"

DHG_-_ admitted: "If he didn't touch the flow I would've thought it was just a sculpture (Was watching without sound.)"

Wonderful-Mango123 commented: "This is stunningly beautiful."

Between_ewe_and_me thought: "I know nothing about laminar flows but it seems like it must be rare for the stars to align so perfectly for this to occur."

Inigomntoya pointed out: "It's confusing because it is filling at the same rate it is draining."

While Faruhoinguh asked: "Is this glyphosate? I think I saw a similar video where it said it was glyphosate."

While the liquid in the video wasn't officially identified, anyone wanting to replicate a laminar flow at home can do so with just water.

The Orlando Science Center also shared a tutorial, explaining all you need to "freeze time" is a balloon, tape and water.

"We promise this isn't CGI magic or a trick of the camera. What you are seeing is a particularly interesting fluid dynamic, which is a scientific way of saying the flow of a fluid (which is any liquid or gas), called laminar flow," they said.

Fill a balloon with water and section off a square with tape, ideally electrical, ensuring it lies flat. Poke a hole in it "and watch as the water flows out laminarly!"

Newsweek reached out to Mindyou for comment.

File photo of upside down tap.
File photo of upside down tap. A video is currently going viral on Reddit as it appears the flowing liquid has been somehow "frozen." FraserPearson/Getty Images

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