How a Slinky falls in Slow Motion - The Slow Mo Guys





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Published on Aug 26, 2012

A heck of a lot of people asked Gav and Dan to film this in slow motion.
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Inspired by this video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCMmmE...
Filmed at 1600fps with a Phantom Flex

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Oscar Cabral
It would be awesome to see a slinky that's like a mile long dropped from high up in the sky so you can see it hang in mid air in real time.
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The slinky's just like "Fuck gravity, I decide when I fall!" 
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Strawberry Despair
They should have filmed Gavin running to the camera in slow motion
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hinata uzumaki
i love how gav just runs to the camera 😂😂😂
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MiLife Animations
five second ad with a 'Skip In 5 Seconds' button Clap Clap Clap
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Slashscreen Entertainment
It just hovers I know why but it's unnatural and I don'T LIKE IIIT
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Tasia Boldyreva
Dear Gavin, I like that haystack on your head. With love, a fan. No seriously, it looks greeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaatttttttttt. XD
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Spooky Cutie
I think scientists could discover modern-day Dodos residing in the nest of Gavin's hair.
Andrew Issa
Children in Africa Would've eaten those slinkies
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Physics can explain this. What happens is there is a resistance caused by the coils of the slinky itself, so the bottom will not fall down because the resistance of the coils above it is holding it up. If you pull on the bottom you will notice the coils expand, and will collapse if you let go, this is the force against the resistance being released, returning back to rest state. The top will collapse first because it is doing the opposite as just explained. Dangling the slinky as such will cause the slinky to expand its coils at the top by the force of the slinky's weight itself. Letting go of the slinky at this point will cause the coils to collapse to rest state, the wave of energy as it collapses will continue downwards until it reaches through all the coils of the slinky, and then the whole thing will fall together.
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