Original video via Jason Kottke.
In plain English, here’s what’s happening: The top of the Slinky is accelerating downward at faster than the rate of gravity; the middle of the Slinky is accelerating downward at roughly the rate of gravity, and the bottom is being pulled upward by the Slinky at about the same rate that gravity is pushing it down. That’s why it stays still. No magic, just science.
Anyway, back to the GIFs:
- The 36 victims in the Oakland warehouse fire were trapped with "no way out" in America's deadliest blaze in over a decade.
- President-elect Donald Trump has picked former WWE CEO Linda McMahon to lead the Small Business Administration.
- Tennessee authorities have charged two minors with starting the massive wildfires that killed 14 people last month.
- This dad had the most adorable freak out to his family when he met his first alpaca 😂