Why and How This Mud Puddle Moves 20 Feet Per Year

This mud puddle is moving across the Southern California Desert at 20 feet per year.
Loukia Papadopoulos

Mud puddles are generally pretty boring. They usually happen after a rainy day and disappear once the sun is out. But what if we told you of a giant mud puddle that was making its way across the Southern California Desert at 20 feet (6 meters) per year? 

Now, that's something to get excited about. According to Diana — or Physics Girl as she is known on YouTube — the puddle is baffling scientists as such a moving puddle has never been witnessed before.

The mud puddle even started moving toward a major highway, a train track, a natural gas pipeline, and a high-speed fiber optic cable. Where could it possibly be heading and why?

Diana got in touch with the man responsible for saving the highway and a geologist who helped save the railroad to help figure out what is causing this out-of-control puddle and what can be done about it.

More importantly, Diana takes us up close and personal with the mud puddle so we can see it in action. The video is quite long and Diana and her guests discuss the puddle in detail but we won't tell you what information they share here. Instead, we will let you watch this riveting video yourself.

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