The Way Things Turn
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Science of the Slinky In Slow Motion
When a fully extended slinky is dropped off a building, the bottom of the slinky doesn't actually start to fall until the top of the slinky catches up with it.
What is responsible for this seeming defiance of gravity? Hell if I know, but there's some physics involved and the slow-motion video is fascinating to watch.
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