Finally, an explanation for that mind-melting chain fountain experiment

We were big fans of the video of that bizarre bead-chain experiment that made the rounds on the internet this summer, but not quite as big fans as John Biggins and Mark Warner, physicists from Cambridge University who have published a journal article explaining just what's going on in the viral video. » 3/04/14 3:52pm 3/04/14 3:52pm

This is the bead-chain experiment. It's about to melt your brain.

Inside this beaker is a 50-meter-long string of 8,000 beads. Watch what happens when you toss one end of the string out of the beaker. Prepare yourself – this is pretty wild. » 6/27/13 2:31pm 6/27/13 2:31pm