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Monday, December 30, 2013
The Amazing Physics of the Slinky
Imagine holding a slinky (yes, that springy toy from your youth) at arm's length, the bottom end dangling freely from your hand above the ground. What happens when you drop the top of the slinky? Here's the setup:
Got the picture? What do you think will happen? Watch this video to see the amazing result, and find out why the slinky does what it does: