Self siphoning beads

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+6 1. joka232 commented 8 years ago

i think it works by the weight of the beads falling pulling the ones still in the beaker, so its gravity more or less :), still pretty cool :D
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+17 2. Threeme2189 commented 8 years ago

That's awesome!
Physics for the win :)
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+5 3. curator commented 8 years ago

Everyone loves a Slinky, you gotta get a Slinky, Slinky, Slinky, go Slinky go!
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+17 4. Eddie87 commented 8 years ago

Basically there is a lot more force on the beads going down (because the string is longer) but the beads going up have to be moving at basically the same speed. So the beads leaving the jar have some upward momentum that gravity has to over come. Thats how you get the cool arc (i) 8-)
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+8 5. marx0012 commented 8 years ago

Can he also make'em go back?
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+1 6. Cyrille commented 8 years ago

Does someone has a real explanation, because I'm not really convinced by your "I think blablabla gravity blablabla momentum...".

Edit: Ok, nobody seems to really know :
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0 7. h8isgr8 commented 8 years ago

There is a very strong magnet (maybe even electro) just out of the top view of the camera. I would guess it probably took quite a few tries to get the positioning right.
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+4 8. Sizzlik (admin) commented 8 years ago

#7 I hope you're not serious oO
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+3 9. h8isgr8 commented 8 years ago

#8 The cake is a lie!
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+2 10. Jasper commented 8 years ago

Obviously the video is in reverse.
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+4 11. kekke2000 commented 8 years ago

#10 That would be even more awesome
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+2 12. Cyrille commented 8 years ago

#10 Come on, at least it makes sense that the gravity is pulling it down (without explaining the loop), but what magic force could make it raising up?
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+2 13. Jasper commented 8 years ago

#12. The video was filmed upside-down.
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+2 14. Tarc commented 8 years ago

#1, worst explanation ever. = "it falls because... gravity"
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+2 15. Unknown commented 8 years ago

I saw something like this in New Orleans only at the end of the beads I got to see boobs.
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0 16. buckleg08 commented 3 years ago

I wish I was smart enough to calculate the phenomenon using physics computations...8-)