Have You Seen This? Man's skipping rock surprise is priceless

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Have You Seen This? Man's skipping rock surprise is priceless

By Martha Ostergar | Posted - Oct. 16, 2014 at 1:15 p.m.



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ANCHORAGE — A popular YouTuber was filming an exploratory drive around Anchorage with his girlfriend when he got a priceless surprise that the whole Internet can now enjoy.

Cory “Mr. Safety” Williams of SMPFilms was taking a tour of the town as part of a series of videos he calls “Living in Alaska.”

In the video, the couple decides to check out Edmonds Lake when they discover that it’s frozen. Williams decides to go down to the lake to see how thick the ice is and quickly decides to skip a rock over what appears to be a very thin layer of ice.

Instead of the rock skittering across the top of the ice or cracking through the shell, the rock skims the surface, making a delicate, metallic sound that eventually whirrs quietly away on the watery surface.

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Williams turns toward this camera with the purest combination of surprise and joy on his face, then quickly begins to practically vibrate with the energy that only kids seem to regularly have as they discover the world.

“Whoa, dude, I’m tripping,” “That was amazing” and “I got to do that again,” are just a few of his exclamations of joy.

He quickly runs to find more rocks to skip, and he makes sure his girlfriend takes a turn so she can not only hear but feel the joy of making a neat sound as well. Williams even hurls a bigger rock that plonks through the ice and into the water, but still creates a ripple of metallic vibrations.

The segment that takes place at the lake starts at about 3:41 and ends around 5:43. ![](http://beacon.deseretconnect.com/beacon.gif?cid=217033&pid=4)

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