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The physics of a falling slinky

A slinky behaves in ways that might surprise you, unless you have really, really thought through the  physics of it. This three part video shows all, in beautiful slow motion:

BONUS: And a bit more action:

(Thanks to investigator Wayne Osterfeld for bringing this to our attention.)

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