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Slinky Drop Answer

Want more awesome HD slow-mo? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiyMuHuCFo4
Slinky not long enough? Click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsytnJ_pSf8
How does a slinky fall when extended by its own weight and then released? We discover the surprising answer using a slow motion camera that records 300 frames per second. Answer link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKb2tCtpvNU

For a great explanation, check out Rhett Allain’s analysis here: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/09/modeling-a-falling-slinky/

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