dropping a slinky

Ria asked if a slinky really stops in mid air when it is released.  Eoin helped us to find out the answer.

It’s easier to see what happens if you watch a slow motion version.

Or even slower motion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why does that happen?
 

 

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