This Guy Defies Death To Demonstrate Physics Law

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Physicist Andreas Wahl would feel truly at home among the worlds dying breed of mad scientists.

He wanted to demonstrate some Newtonian laws of circular motion and how objects with a centripetal force, which forces traveling objectsto follow a curved path, accelerate as they approach a central point.However, sterile laboratories with little pulleys and weights dont quite do it justice. Instead, it seems hanging 14 meters (46feet) off a sketchy-looking Norwegian warehouse displays it much more effectively.

The clipbelowis from a show called “Life on the Line on the Norwegian channelNRK Viten. Unfortunately, if youre outside of Norway, you cant see the full program. However, you can check out the raw unedited footage here and some of the preparation work for the experiment here.

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