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:
- President Trump signed executive orders today to advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, prompting praise from pro-Trump unions.
- Mark Zuckerberg denied rumors that he might run for president, telling BuzzFeed News, "I'm focused on building our community at Facebook."
- Press Secretary Sean Spicer at today's White House briefing defended Trump's claim that millions of people voted illegally—but he cited a debunked study.
- And the 2017 Oscar nominations for Best Picture are "La La Land," "Moonlight," "Arrival," "Hidden Figures," "Hacksaw Ridge," "Manchester by the Sea," "Lion," "Fences," and "Hell or High Water" 🎥 🎬