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Nov 8, 2012 9:30 PM by Lauren Molenburg

Florida students walk on water for class assignment

MIAMI (AP) - Students from Florida International University have been walking on water for a class assignment.

To do it, they wear water shoes that they created.

The students had to make it to the other side of a 175-foot lake on campus Thursday while wearing the aquatic shoes in order to earn an "A'' on the assignment. Alex Quinones was the first to do so in just over a minute, earning himself $500 and major bragging rights.

A total of 79 students competed in the race.

Architecture professor Jaime Canaves says the annual race is a lesson in in life as well as architecture. He says he wants to show his students that as long as they research and test their work, anything is possible - even "walking on water."

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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