Slinky Physics

In the past, we've learned a few awesome things about pendulum waves and about the physics and philosophical questions raised by Foucault's pendulum, but there are plenty of other simple objects and experiments that can teach us fascinating and thought-provoking lessons about physics and physical principles, many of which can be done from the comfort of your own home.

Today we have a curious question about what would happen to the bottom of a slinky if you extended it from the top and then dropped it.



Before we move on to the answer, care to guess and explain your guess?



Care to guess again?



Now go show all your friends!

Via Bad Astronomy
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