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Momentum Conservation

When you jump across a puddle your momentum is conserved. That means that the sum of your initial momentum as you jump is equal to the sum of your final momentum right before you land.

How…you may ask? 

Well, your body, as you now know, has a momentum during the jump because it has mass and velocity. However, it didn't have that momentum before the jump and it doesn't have it after the jump.