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5 Physics Phenomena Explained

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Lisa Winter

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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

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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