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Space and Physics

5 Physics Phenomena Explained

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Lisa Winter

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clockAug 14 2014, 19:09 UTC
1799 5 Physics Phenomena Explained
Veritasium

Last week, Veritasium released a video demonstrating 5 weird phenomena that have to do with physics. If you missed out, check out the video here

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We asked you to discuss each of the experiments in the comment section and see if you knew how to solve these five problems:

How can you balance balance under the center of mass when you slide two fingers together toward it, but not when if it is placed there by a friend? Why won’t your phone flip end over end? 

Why is water drawn to a cup that has been given a static charge? How does an empty tea bag turn into a rocket? Why is breakfast cereal magnetic, or is it?

Ready for the answers? Here you go:

So how many did you get correct? Which ones were the most surprising? Tell us in the comments!


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