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The Levitating Slinky

When you drop a slinky, the bottom doesn`t move until the top reaches it. Science!

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The Levitating Slinky. When you drop a slinky, the bottom doesn`t move until the top reaches it. Science!
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Hits: 11226 | Favorites: 7 | Emailed: 4 | Rating: 2.8 | Category: Science | Date: 06/19/2012
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Male, 18-29, Western US
 464 Posts
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 10:44:29 PM
What happens if you drop one in a vaccuum?

Gravity is what causes the slinky to collapse, not air friction, in a vacuum the lack of air resistance would mean the slinky would contract faster.

Male, 50-59, Western US
 34123 Posts
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 9:20:07 AM

Did anyone else notice, in the first bit where he's standing holding the slinky, you can totally see his junk in those tight pants.

Looks like he had a good size slinky.

Male, 30-39, Canada
 5753 Posts
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 7:29:21 AM
It's called elastic force, which in this case is stronger than the force of gravity. Like Altaru said, basic physics. Now if you want to see a really cool application of physics, specifically angular momentum, watch this.

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 419 Posts
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 5:54:42 AM
That's awesome ... in the most simple terms, the bottom is being pulled *UP* by the spring at the same rate the slinky is falling as a whole, thus making the bottom remain in the same place.

Male, 70 & Over, Canada
 273 Posts
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 1:47:10 AM
i want to make babies with science <3

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