This is a video of a stretched-out Slinky being dropped in slow motion. Amazingly, the bottom end remains motionless in the air until the top of the Slinky catches up to it. Physicist Rod Cross (the sweet ol' grandpa looking guy!) explains what's happening and why it appears that way, but I'm still trying to figure out how Slinky traps air spirits in their toys. Also, one time I dropped a Magic 8 Ball and a wizard came out disguised as purple water. Haha, you can't fool me wizard! (I drank him to absorb his powers).
Hit the jump for two videos of the experiment, the second one with a tennis ball attached!
Did you know blowing out a candle makes 'lil rainbows in the smoke? Of course you did, they probably teach this shit in schools now. When I was in school we didn't learn anything about rainbows except RON J BIZ or whatever.
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Pac-Man, everybody's favorite dot-muncher besides yours truly (I'm a sucker for Dippin' Dots!), has always been a riddle wrapped inside a mystery wrapped inside a giant mouthy exterior. That is, until now. Game-creator Toru Iwatani has finally opened up about the toothless gl... / Continue →
Oh I'm sorry -- did I catch you just getting out of the shower again? Don't worry, I'll look away (as soon as I hit record on my webcam), I swear. Hey -- and what's up with all the BEEP BOOP BOP-ing in the background? WHY IS THAT TRASHCAN IN YOUR BEDROOM?!
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