How a slinky falls in slow motion

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  1. Veritasium
    6 күн мурун

    This is an excerpt from a video I made 10 years ago - seemed like the perfect thing to show in vertical format. I was unaware Action Labs had recently made a video about the same thing. A regular video should be out Friday/Saturday this week.

    1. Henk Elemans
      Henk Elemans
      6 саат мурун

      Nothing is perfect for vertical format because our eyes are aligned horizontally. That said, yes if you had to cut out a part of some video, these do indeed suffer the least.

    2. Taylor Lebert
      Taylor Lebert
      12 саат мурун

      You are so much better though!! Action labs is like the chinese knock off Veritasium.

    3. Bryan Souza
      Bryan Souza
      19 саат мурун

      The compression wave is also slower than gravity

    4. Omar Hadi
      Omar Hadi
      Күн мурун

      @heyou okay but that’s not fair to say he shouldn’t credit him

    5. Mountain Dew Gaming
      Mountain Dew Gaming
      Күн мурун

      Drop it side ways

  2. snoookie456
    2 саат мурун

    42 seconds, huh

  3. Paper Tank
    Paper Tank
    2 саат мурун

    What would happen if you dropped a huge slinky in a blackhole?

  4. Rishabh Prasad
    Rishabh Prasad
    3 саат мурун

    Old memories 😭

  5. tflo25
    3 саат мурун

    Everyone loves a slinky, you gotta get a slinky, slinky, slinky, GO SLINKY GO! IYKYK

  6. Josep Martí Carreras
    Josep Martí Carreras
    4 саат мурун

    Which kind of movement has the slinky before reaching its end? Is it accelerated or not? Where does the elastic energy go?

  7. Nawfal Ali
    Nawfal Ali
    5 саат мурун

    What! That's impossible I tried it and it didn't work.

  8. Lewis Jones
    Lewis Jones
    8 саат мурун

    Scientists: Flat earthers: Gravity ain't real tho Scientists: But slinkies

  9. JavGF
    8 саат мурун

    Great video!

  10. Ilan Rais
    Ilan Rais
    13 саат мурун

    isn't it newtons third fundamental law?

  11. κόκκινoRED στούντιοSTUDIO
    κόκκινoRED στούντιοSTUDIO
    13 саат мурун

    That's the idea. Animators see it this way! 😁

  12. Shirt Papa
    Shirt Papa
    13 саат мурун

    Are you able to do a falling slinky with a ball beside it? Would love to see if the top of the slinky falls at the same speed as the ball…

  13. Anil Yadav
    Anil Yadav
    13 саат мурун

    Btw congratulations for winning the bet with physicists

  14. Anil Yadav
    Anil Yadav
    13 саат мурун

    Both are falling simultaneously but upper part feels more pressure due to gravity that why it seems that upper is falling faster and lower seems stable and this whole process happens within few micro seconds

  15. Shivansh Rana
    Shivansh Rana
    15 саат мурун

    If one end of a stretched infinitely long slinky is released from a point say top of an infinitely long building then time taken by slinky(lower end ) which is at some height h above the ground would take infinitely long time to reach or to strike the ground.,but COM of the body would be variable at every instant ,right???

  16. Akram Alhinnawi
    Akram Alhinnawi
    16 саат мурун

    Woow😲 amazing

  17. Revert FPV
    Revert FPV
    17 саат мурун

    I hate shorts but this is interesting

  18. Enclave Comms Officer
    Enclave Comms Officer
    19 саат мурун

    Vsauce has also done this

  19. Jack the alpaca
    Jack the alpaca
    20 саат мурун

    Seen this before but better

    1. Jack the alpaca
      Jack the alpaca
      18 саат мурун

      @seiom jvony you going to finished or are you waisting my and your time

    2. seiom jvony
      seiom jvony
      19 саат мурун

      Now what if you have a portal gun and a steel rod. You shoot one portal at the ceiling and the other one at the floor beneath it. Now place the rod in between the portals. Will th

  20. Peach Daisy
    Peach Daisy
    22 саат мурун

    Seen it already in Action Lab

  21. ThePlayStationGamer
    Күн мурун

    R.i.p. long slinky, cant open it again

  22. Tom Brendelökken
    Tom Brendelökken
    Күн мурун

    You copy the action lab

  23. 175__Abhijit Zende
    175__Abhijit Zende
    Күн мурун

    Sir please make a deep explanation video on this ... This is the first thing I have seen in my life which is truly anti gravity in some sense

  24. Nate Cooper
    Nate Cooper
    Күн мурун

    Can you please tell me how this fits into general relativity? Because the ground is moving up. Would a slinky fall like this in a vacuum?

  25. baba jaga
    baba jaga
    Күн мурун

    Tu byłem. Tony Halik 2021

  26. ambivalent ambiguity
    ambivalent ambiguity
    Күн мурун

    Like. But you should also take into account that the restoring tension of the spring is equal to the gravity that's pulling the bottom of the spring down.

  27. Guilty Pleasures
    Guilty Pleasures
    Күн мурун

    Not to mention the top will hit the ground before the bottom does because it has already had a chance to accelerate while the bottom has to wait before it can start. Freaking neat!

  28. Abhay Kumar
    Abhay Kumar
    Күн мурун

    What if gravity is low?

  29. Ijon Tichy
    Ijon Tichy
    Күн мурун

    Now repeat the same experiment, but also cut the spring in the middle in the exact moment of letting the top go.

  30. Philip Jordan
    Philip Jordan
    Күн мурун

    In the description you wrote; "If you hit a golf ball, the ball is well on its way to the hole before you can feel it." You're making assumptions about my golfing ability.

  31. Dr. Breadstick
    Dr. Breadstick
    Күн мурун

    Now what if you have a portal gun and a steel rod. You shoot one portal at the ceiling and the other one at the floor beneath it. Now place the rod in between the portals. Will the rod fall down? If yes, what would happen if you weld the top of the rod to the bottom? Will it then fall down? And what would happen to a slinky if attached to itself the same way as the rod?

  32. Sarcastican
    Күн мурун

    Two Questions: - How far can we take it? - Could there be a practical use or theory?

    1. Kevin Lopez
      Kevin Lopez
      Күн мурун

      Gotta suspend something off the ground but in the event that the roof collapses you want an extra couple of seconds to keep the thing touching the ground? industrial grade slinky.

  33. Mcdonalds King
    Mcdonalds King
    Күн мурун

    This is a literally bug. Developers better be fixing this next patch its been in for too long.

  34. Evan Beining
    Evan Beining
    Күн мурун

    I know from experience that this is untrue I have done this several times it never works how this guy explains it just doesn’t

  35. heclanet
    Күн мурун

    Well, that's a wormhole, when you go into the beginning, it collapses but the end doesn't collapse until you get to Well, that's a wormhole, when you go into the beginning, it collapses but the end doesn't collapse until you get to it! 😬

    1. mikea hiooi
      mikea hiooi
      Күн мурун

      In zero gravity, what would be the slinky do? Would the slinky retract towards the centre of the slinky??

  36. Dylan Lafreniere
    Dylan Lafreniere
    Күн мурун

    I really just want to see a slinky in zero gravity.

  37. R
    Күн мурун


  38. sketch088
    Күн мурун

    Two types of people in this world. The ones who have no idea how this works and the ones that pretend to know how it works.

  39. BLITZ
    2 күн мурун


  40. cslloyd1
    2 күн мурун

    Does the top fall faster than gravity alone would cause?

  41. fahad bin abdul majeed
    fahad bin abdul majeed
    2 күн мурун

    In zero gravity, what would be the slinky do? Would the slinky retract towards the centre of the slinky??

  42. Sergio Solórzano
    Sergio Solórzano
    2 күн мурун

    could this be used to drop people from helicopters i wonder 🤔

  43. sokin jon
    sokin jon
    2 күн мурун

    This is basically how every object looks like close to the speed of light.

  44. Dang llama
    Dang llama
    2 күн мурун


  45. kumar
    2 күн мурун

    Nice experiment man 👍

    1. sokin jon
      sokin jon
      2 күн мурун

      Very cool.

  46. ت cabrón ت
    ت cabrón ت
    2 күн мурун

    Newton was here

  47. Gren tree m
    Gren tree m
    2 күн мурун

    Slinky has creative mode for a while

  48. sasa bone
    sasa bone
    2 күн мурун

    "Action Lab" YT channel: I made a slow mo slinky shorts "Veritasium": Thanks bro

  49. J FO
    J FO
    2 күн мурун

    Will this work with a chain?

    1. Spynorbays
      2 күн мурун


  50. Photon
    2 күн мурун

    Way to bring back old content but still relative in the laws of physics lol

  51. Goat Milk
    Goat Milk
    2 күн мурун


  52. Death By Unicorn
    Death By Unicorn
    2 күн мурун

    I feel like there's a really useful application for this.

  53. N3WDAWN2010
    2 күн мурун

    Don't understand why it's interesting everything impacts as a whole

  54. Corex
    2 күн мурун

    If a game had ever decided to implement realistic slinky falls I would've called it unrealistic up until now

  55. Ornery Hermit
    Ornery Hermit
    2 күн мурун

    Very cool.

  56. Sidekix9o
    2 күн мурун

    You are too late I saw that already on the other Science channel

  57. Derkach
    2 күн мурун

    I'd say it's because of contracting force is adding to the gravitational force, making the center of mass fall faster than normal fall. Because of this, the bottom part remains in position, as it counters the shift of center of mass. Similar to why you can't move forward by shifting the center of mass in space.

  58. The PineApple
    The PineApple
    2 күн мурун

    So if I had a heave duty slinky hanging like that, and a person hanging on to the bottom the of the slinky, they would just float there tension was released above?

  59. Hal Weilbrenner
    Hal Weilbrenner
    2 күн мурун

    That's really strange

  60. henry chandler
    henry chandler
    2 күн мурун

    Now explain why building 7 collapsed

  61. katkat14kk
    3 күн мурун

    Did you notice how that Slinky also look like the vibrations in a magnetic field like the one that wraps around Earth.

  62. hoiy vinosa
    hoiy vinosa
    3 күн мурун

    I remember doing this as a kid. We called it "magic" back then lol.

  63. Matthew Heinlein
    Matthew Heinlein
    3 күн мурун

    Cool, but I'm not sure your explanation is spot on... I don't think we should to think of it as a each coil falling onto the next one; rather, it's that once a coil no longer has the upward tension force acting on it (meaning that the coils above it are no longer stretched), then the only force left is gravity. Maybe just semantics though...

    1. hoiy vinosa
      hoiy vinosa
      3 күн мурун


  64. Isaac Wurtele
    Isaac Wurtele
    3 күн мурун

    If you had like a really big slinky could you run or jump off it while it’s falling

  65. Igor Kramer
    Igor Kramer
    3 күн мурун

    Интересный факт

  66. moimoi moi
    moimoi moi
    3 күн мурун

    now please attach a ball to the top and the bottom so we can finally test Galileo's thought experiment :)

  67. TheAbashta
    3 күн мурун

    I would like more short videos like this. New material would be nice too, but im ok with it being clips from old videos. Youve had some real gems over the years, and reminders dont hurt.

  68. Junaid Khan
    Junaid Khan
    3 күн мурун

    Why doesn’t gravity pull the bottom?

    1. Spynorbays
      2 күн мурун

      It does, but at the same time the upper part of the slinky pulls the bottom part upwards at the same rate. Forces get zeroed out and bottom of the slinky stays stationary relative to the ground.

    2. XtreeM FaiL
      XtreeM FaiL
      2 күн мурун

      It does.

  69. Jakob
    3 күн мурун

    The matrix is broken

  70. Rednassie
    3 күн мурун

    How about cutting the slinky midway when falling? The last part will never be pushed B)

  71. Samaila Abdullahi
    Samaila Abdullahi
    3 күн мурун

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  72. Mitul Bhale
    Mitul Bhale
    3 күн мурун

    This is why youtube was created

  73. Pranav Joshi
    Pranav Joshi
    3 күн мурун

    Why does the bottom rotate though ? Is it that the force due to tension creates a torque on the part which is not falling then the part that is falling must acquire opposite angular momentum . And we can see that as the upper part is rotating opposite to lower part in the video .

  74. Pranav Joshi
    Pranav Joshi
    3 күн мурун

    I have never played with slinky so I thought .. maybe it is just as we do it in academics .. F=kx but then this force will be variable and bottom would stay there only for a very small time but that's not the case.... then I looked at it again...yes F=kx is true but not for the whole slinky as it is deforming non uniformly . It is only for the part that is not falling + some small portion above it . The heap doesn't count as a part of the spring anymore . Also here k is changing but if we use the shearing modulus equation it becomes clear that the strain is same thus force is constant .

  75. Shariar Tonmoy
    Shariar Tonmoy
    3 күн мурун

    i recently talked to my friends about it and explained to them..🤩

  76. Fredo Corleone
    Fredo Corleone
    3 күн мурун

    Wow! It doesn't like gravity haha

  77. vikrant chaudhary
    vikrant chaudhary
    3 күн мурун

    didn't think about the rotation before this. Nice!!

  78. juicyNathan
    3 күн мурун

    Спасибо за видео, коммент в поддержку вашей работы

  79. star sky
    star sky
    3 күн мурун


  80. gingnose
    3 күн мурун

    This single video taught me more than what I learned in the physic class at high school.

  81. Aditya Kulkarni
    Aditya Kulkarni
    3 күн мурун

    PLEASE make a video explaining gears of bicycle .WAITING for that.

  82. Lies and Deceit
    Lies and Deceit
    3 күн мурун

    I legit thought he just started repeating himself.

  83. Ernesto W
    Ernesto W
    3 күн мурун

    nah man this just a bug god forgot to fix

  84. Kuhen Elan
    Kuhen Elan
    3 күн мурун

    Look at this fancy guy with his Ferragamo belt.

  85. Zaxton Hong
    Zaxton Hong
    3 күн мурун

    No cameramen were hit by slinkies in the making of this video Probably

  86. Strange Duck
    Strange Duck
    3 күн мурун

    me reading comments: "i had no idea there were so many slinky experts in the world"

  87. Dmitry Berdnikov
    Dmitry Berdnikov
    3 күн мурун

    Very interesting. It is so counterintuitive though.

  88. Rational Agent
    Rational Agent
    3 күн мурун

    Coyote time is real