Mac & Mac's Pick: Walking on Water

By WEEK Reporter

November 9, 2012 Updated Nov 9, 2012 at 11:32 PM CDT

MIAMI, FL. -- This is a class assignment in architecture, although swimming lessons might be a prerequisite.

The assignment: build shoes capable of walking on water - and then make it to the other side of a 175-foot lake on campus.

Getting across the lake would get students an "A".

The first team to get across also wins $500 and major bragging rights.

About 25 percent of the teams didn't make it across without getting wet.

The fastest time..about a minute...and the student who did it said the trick is strong legs as well as floating shoes.