Guy Risks life to prove physical law

Physicist Andreas Wahl knows that things rotate faster when they approach a central point. Therefore he is letting himself be dropped 14 metres towards the ground - only attached to a loose rope with a weight at the other end.

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+8 1. Malakyte commented 8 years ago

One ball thrown to squeeze two >:)
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+5 2. ringmaster commented 8 years ago
Here it also says that he is burned, shot at in water and that he will experiment on movement momentum (?), vacuum and lightning. The two last episodes aren't listed as I write. I have met him once at the local campus and will again in February where we will experiment more on electricity. I don't know if the show works abroad.

I will update you unless I get electrocuted :x
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+5 3. fishy commented 8 years ago

0:38 "It was so insanely good"
0:41 "I'm high on physics"
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+4 4. thundersnow commented 8 years ago

Another great video with Andreas Wahl...that's cool #2 that you met him and get to be part of his experiments, yes please let us know how that went...
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+1 5. krazeeeyez commented 8 years ago

of course just out of shot there's a giant kid's ball pit right underneath him...
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+3 6. Geekster (admin) commented 8 years ago

I dont know about you guys but the way that pipe shake up and down at the end, gave me the chills... I mean it just doesnt look as the most sturdy object that you can rely your life on :x
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+1 7. Brane commented 8 years ago

He is thru believer.
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+6 8. Granko commented 8 years ago

Ok, what's the point here? Many principles combined. I don't give a shit about rotation acceleration in this case. The thing that kept kept him alive was a friction between the rope and the pipe. Just a little of lubrication and the outcome might have been completely different. On the other hand, given enough friction (rusty pipe) one and half revolutions of the rope around the pipe should have been enough to prevent him from falling.
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+4 9. Geekster (admin) commented 8 years ago

#8 Good point mate! :) They should definitely try it out with a lubricated pipe :D
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0 10. ringmaster commented 8 years ago

An exciting show yesterday, every experiment was safe for the audience.