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Did you know that when you stretch out a Slinky, hold it up above the ground, and drop it, the bottom part kinda hangs there in the air until the top part catches up to it?
Click on the link and watch, it’s pretty cool!
What nifty science facts have you learned recently? Bonus points if they involve toys from your childhood!
(Also, has anyone else ever managed to make a Slinky "walk" down stairs? I grew up in a house with stairs, and I never could make it work. I could get it to go a few steps if I gave it enough momentum, but just about ANYTHING will move down stairs if you push it hard enough - cinderblocks, for instance - so I hardly think that counts.)
Wednesday Reminder! Open threads are meant to be fun, chatty places to discuss anything that doesn’t “fit” into a deconstruction or other regular thread. This can be something totally off-the-wall and random, or it can be something interesting that a deconstruction prompted you to think of, but which would be derailing to get into in the deconstruction thread itself. When in doubt, move it over here - that’s what it’s for!