This is a visualization imagining you’re a beam of light departing New York City, traveling the circumference of the Earth, and returning to New York City. How long does it take? Well since the speed of light is approximately 300,000km/s and the Earth is about 40,075km in circumference, it takes
This is a video of a crab man at what I assume is a swingers resort demonstrating the incredible power of refraction, with his body seemingly completely disconnected from his head in a curved glass (read: acrylic) walled pool. Physics! Still, as wild as this is, I imagine even crazier
This is a video of former English soccer player Jimmy Bullard demonstrating his ability to casually swing a pint glass of beer upside down without spilling any, all thanks to the magic of centripetal force. That is an impressive bar trick. Way more impressive then accidentally throwing the glass through
This is a phun little physics experiment in which two matches appear to kiss when lit. There’s also a video explaining how to set up the demonstration yourself in case your boredom reaches an all-time high this weekend. Were they really kissing though? That seems like a bit of a
This is a video of Sylvie, who loves running in her giant hamster style exercise wheel, but ran a little TOO fast and was left spinning inside. Well, at least until gravity did its thing. But has that stopped Sylvie from continuing to enjoy her cat wheel? It has not.
Note: Volume on, that head smack is so satisfying. This is a video of a man convinced the laws of physics don’t apply to him attempting to stand against the wall of a centrifugal Gravitron. Admittedly, he does a fairly decent job, and I know exactly what I’m going to
Note: Video is not for the easily motion sick. This is a first person POV video from a projectile launched by SpinLaunch, an upstart company that aims (for the heavens!) to shoot small satellites and other space-bound equipment into the atmosphere using a giant centrifuge (aka suborbital mass accelerator). The
These are several videos (and there’s plenty more where that came from) from driving simulation game BeamNG.drive, which utilizes “soft body” (read: unrealistic) physics. In these particular clips, cars are pitted against a giant bulge (not unlike mine) in the middle of the road to see how they respond. Honestly,