5 Fun Physics Phenomena

  • Опубликовано: 6 авг 2014
  • Five cool physics tricks, but how do they work?
    Explanations: ruclip.com/video/jIMihpDmBpY/видео.html
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    The Cane Balance:
    Slide your fingers in from the ends of a horizontal cane to find its centre of mass.
    Shot and Edited by Pierce Cook at the RUclip Space LA.
    Music by Amarante: bit.ly/VeAmarante

Комментарии • 7 248

  • Kevin Mahon
    Kevin Mahon День назад

    Cereal contains elemental iron which is ferromagnetic, the cane exhibits more friction the closer you are to the underside of the center of mass which means the lighter end of the cane moves accross your finger easier, and when the burning teabag gets near the bottom it becomes small enough to be lifted by the hot-air-balloon esque rising of the heat its putting out. IDK about the other ones

  • Scriptminer
    Scriptminer 3 дня назад +1

    The last one is very cool! I got hold of 40 out of date teabags, and brought them in to science club! Thank you for the awesome ideas!!

  • Rawdatul Zannat
    Rawdatul Zannat 9 дней назад +1


  • Aman Singh
    Aman Singh 12 дней назад


  • Sam Broadhurst
    Sam Broadhurst 12 дней назад

    Cereal contains iron, hence it is slightly attracted to the magnet

  • GoshuGuides
    GoshuGuides 13 дней назад

    Ok look the cane thing many people got wrong it is not your brain it is physics. When you move your fingers if the right side is not balanced it causes it to fall to the other side allowing your finger(right) to free slide quicker and adds more friction to the other finger(left) slowing it down giving time for your (right) finger to reach the balancing point again. Keeps on happening until in the end it reaches the perfect balance point. Donate to my paypal kazem_199696@hotmail.com thank you.

  • EnNarr91
    EnNarr91 18 дней назад

    The tea bag rocket phenomenon is well known to certain group of people that roll tobacco-like products into special kind of paper in cylindrical shape. Usually, there is leftover paper at the end of the cylinder that is used to make a rocket. I always assumed it flew because everyone was high.

    9,999,999 Views 20 дней назад

    this seems like common sense not phenomena

  • Saurabh Thakar
    Saurabh Thakar 21 день назад

    How can you pick only five physics is all fun

  • blakespower
    blakespower 24 дня назад

    these were boring examples especially the teabag

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  • kevinpettigrewart
    kevinpettigrewart Месяц назад

    the cereal wasn't magnetic, the water was, the water was being pulled, and in the process, pushing the cheerio

  • 72speedway
    72speedway Месяц назад +1

    That first one's more of an instinctive phenomenon than physics. Still cool though.

  • MorTobXD
    MorTobXD Месяц назад +1

    I can hear Stephen Hawking rolling of laughter xD

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      MorTobXD Месяц назад +1

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  • M. freestyler
    M. freestyler Месяц назад

    useful procrastinating video

  • Rahul kumar
    Rahul kumar Месяц назад

    1. Your brain actually controls your fingers speed to balance it all the time when you move your fingers towards each other. You may fail while doing this in high speed.
    2. When you flip your phone sidewise then there will be very less air friction and that's why its perfect while in sidewise.
    3. Need to think more as this is even possible with your fingers as well and i have a answer for that but i am confused when i am imagining this experiment in another 0 surface friction area that is SPACE, there i don't think its possible, so that's why i am confused and will love to discuss this if anyone of you has any answer.
    5. Tea bags are made up of very light material and when complete bag burned up then remaining part will fly as it will not have enough wait to hold.

  • Nick Tokar
    Nick Tokar Месяц назад

    The cereal has some trace metals in it so it magnetized.

  • Thx4Medallions
    Thx4Medallions Месяц назад +1

    That title has some alliteration!

  • 양병윤
    양병윤 Месяц назад

    Perhaps cereals made in South korea are not magnetic...I tried to pull a piece of cereal floating on the bowl of water with the same kind of magnetic in my home but I couldn't observe the phenomena he made....there must be a special substance regarding magnetic in his cereal.

  • hadi hassu
    hadi hassu Месяц назад

    Wow thanks for greattt knowledge

  • Batiste Derocher
    Batiste Derocher Месяц назад

    cereal is attracted to the magnet because food has little bits of metal in it

  • Crysis
    Crysis Месяц назад

    4 is because there is iron contained in cereal

  • james
    james Месяц назад

    The cane one was the only good one lol I never realized but now that I know it is another clue for stone lifting.

  • Franklin Hero
    Franklin Hero Месяц назад

    1st. your brain tries to keep the stick from falling
    2nd. Your phone has battery which is heavier than the board
    Hence it is not stable
    3rd. Because of static electricity
    The water is attracted to the cup
    4th. Cereal has some iron in it which makes it to feel attracted to magnetic force
    5th. Hot air is lighter so it lifts the tea bag. But only when the it is light.

  • Jinat Nadia
    Jinat Nadia Месяц назад

    Tea bag rocket is very nice

  • Darian Neumayer
    Darian Neumayer Месяц назад

    There's an iron and cereal only certain high iron cereals though

  • Arpan Jain
    Arpan Jain Месяц назад

    A question is suddenly appears in my mind that every things in this universe has made up of matter then the photon particle is made up of what

  • Pradhyumn Sharma
    Pradhyumn Sharma Месяц назад

    - If you're in a vehicle traveling at the speed of light, what would happen if you turned on the headlights?

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    IanJackart Месяц назад +1

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  • scratch64
    scratch64 Месяц назад

    #4 is simple. The magnets attract the iron in the cereal.

  • Real deal
    Real deal 2 месяца назад

    For the 2nd phenomina.
    If u make a perfect flip in a vacumm chamber... it doesnt rotate on the side.

  • Jørund Eldøy
    Jørund Eldøy 2 месяца назад

    When I saw these experiments on screen, i thought that these experiments was just simple and boring.
    But when I actually attempted them myself, I ended up with a giggle of amazement.
    Before you determine your opinion on these phenomena, experience them yourself!

  • Avery Lowe
    Avery Lowe 2 месяца назад

    Iron in the cereal

  • Dark
    Dark 2 месяца назад

    1)Not sure about the crane itself but our nature wants to balance things evenly across all things whether it's a stick or standing on one foot centering your mass
    2) i guess when you flip the phone upward the air resistance increases due to the change of the surface of the phone which causes it to unbalance naturally , like a helicopter without a tail rotor
    3) not sure exactly how it works on this one , but my guess it works the same way if you rub a pencil with a towel and put a little wood stick on a thin-stable edge and spin it with the repelling pencil
    4)there is extra iron concentrated in the cereal which allows it to react to magnet( i saw a video somewhere where hemoglobin (alot of blood) react to neodymium magnet
    5)much like a hot air ballon works

  • Martin Mårtesson
    Martin Mårtesson 2 месяца назад

    I guess you dropped the walking stick when you moved your fingers in very fast due to the fast camera change :-D

  • Shahzeb Abbasi
    Shahzeb Abbasi 2 месяца назад

    Because my cereal contains Iron 😎

  • Akshay Edla
    Akshay Edla 2 месяца назад

    I Know That 1st One

  • Captcha Easy
    Captcha Easy 2 месяца назад

    Nice brp

  • yethendra prasad
    yethendra prasad 2 месяца назад

    When we move our fingers simultaneously from the ends at the every movement we try to balance until it reaches the midpoint.

  • Abdirahman Kooshin
    Abdirahman Kooshin 2 месяца назад

    Who else started flipping their phone watching this

  • ZiKJH
    ZiKJH 2 месяца назад

    1:25 I miss the days when I did just that all day, but now I've got a Samsung Galaxy s8 :(

  • Martin Bobčík
    Martin Bobčík 2 месяца назад

    lets teabag a rocket :D

  • Colton Bentley Marvel
    Colton Bentley Marvel 2 месяца назад

    The first one does not work. Me and five other people tried it and it doesnt always work.

  • Naif Mohammad Sharif
    Naif Mohammad Sharif 2 месяца назад


  • BigPaaryna
    BigPaaryna 2 месяца назад

    I Wish I could afford a phone to throw around.. or a plastic cup to put under water stream..

    FOR THE FOLK 2 месяца назад +1

    Mobile looks even and equal from surface but inside weight is distributed evenly and equally.hence every component in mobile have different weight and which make drop on heavy side first

    FOR THE FOLK 2 месяца назад +1

    The tea bag get lighters in weight and at last weight is not enough to keep it on ground level so its fly bcoz .warm air is so lighter in weight

  • Ack Mak
    Ack Mak 3 месяца назад

    Cereal has iron it it.

  • White Lightning
    White Lightning 3 месяца назад

    #4 cereal isn't charged. It's the neutrality charged water being attracted to the magnet. As we know with the law of electric charges, neutral objects attract to either positive or negatively charged objects. Since water it neutral and it's in the cereal it's attracted to the magnet

  • Ronstah Monstah
    Ronstah Monstah 3 месяца назад

    I was kinda expecting you to explain them a little better

  • M. Scott Veach
    M. Scott Veach 3 месяца назад

    what camera are they using for that slow motion?

  • Kapitein Kwark
    Kapitein Kwark 3 месяца назад

    just give me the goddamn answer already

  • Vladimir Alexander
    Vladimir Alexander 3 месяца назад

    1 - is mass friction, it happen because the heavier mass have more friction and also the heavier mass pulls down to its direction causing bigger friction.
    2 - air resistance, the bigger the area the more resistance against the air, causing the phone to rotate to all direction.
    3 - water is diamagnetic object which can weaken magnet power equal to the diamagnetic power, so the stronger the magnet the less the diamagnetic can resist, and the stronger the diamagnetic power the less the magnet can pull.
    4 - an average cereal contain a small amount of iron that enough to react to magnet.
    5 - The ash of the teabag is light and doesn't require much force to lift it. As the warm, less dense air rises, it has enough force to lift the ash of the teabag.

  • Amaan Ahmed
    Amaan Ahmed 3 месяца назад

    First one is based on conservation of linear momentum

  • Madeline Brigit
    Madeline Brigit 3 месяца назад

    I think the cereal one is because there are trace amounts of iron and such and it's easier to see in something as small as a cheerio

  • Sukman Shrivas
    Sukman Shrivas 3 месяца назад

    in case of stick, the both ends of the stick having different weights or weights are not uniformly distributed ,so the centre of gravity will get shift from mid of the length towards the higher weight

  • S.M. Talha
    S.M. Talha 3 месяца назад

    For science topics derivation

  • Francisco Totti
    Francisco Totti 3 месяца назад

    Cereals contain Iron ( mineral) which is magnetic

  • Cooper Bonessa
    Cooper Bonessa 3 месяца назад

    I found out the phone flip myself and saw it here didnt think someone else would notice it

  • Rajarshi Bandopadhyay
    Rajarshi Bandopadhyay 4 месяца назад

    Cereal: Paramagnetism.
    Cane: At each point as you slide the fingers, since you are keeping the cane balanced, net torque is zero. So, center of mass of the fingers has to be below the CM of the cane.
    Water: Once polarized and turned to the direction of the field, water column develops charges along the sides. This charge is moving due to water falling, so current is produced. This is magnetism.
    Rocket + Phone: OK, these just blew my mind.

  • Dwight Schrute
    Dwight Schrute 4 месяца назад

    I'm assuming the cerial is magnetic due to the iron in it. As for the phone flip one, I'm going to guess that it's due to the unbalanced weight of the machinery inside of the phone.

  • Nikhil CSB
    Nikhil CSB 4 месяца назад

    Center of Gravity. Not the Center of Mass. 🤔

  • Michael Stephan
    Michael Stephan 4 месяца назад

    Cereal has iron in it, magnetic (?)

  • Pererik Morsund
    Pererik Morsund 4 месяца назад

    The cerio conteins iron. And there for ITS magnetic

  • GetBubbled
    GetBubbled 4 месяца назад

    I can get number 2 60% of the time, either it’s experience or just luck.

  • Noyz Gaming
    Noyz Gaming 4 месяца назад

    For Number 1: Humans aren't naturally/normally good at calculating center of mass. What they ARE good at is balancing things. Human fingers want balance and incline towards it if an object is placed on top of them.

  • Noyz Gaming
    Noyz Gaming 4 месяца назад

    why do i not get the answers

  • Dipak Ahir
    Dipak Ahir 4 месяца назад

    The centre of mass
    If you drag your two finger close then the further finger from senter of mass has less friction and it will move but the nearest finger from senter of mass has more waight and friction

  • Rennoc Jones
    Rennoc Jones 4 месяца назад +1

    There is iron in cereal. Look it up

  • bow ties are cool
    bow ties are cool 4 месяца назад

    The phone one is because of entropy

  • Ijul Dzulfadli
    Ijul Dzulfadli 4 месяца назад

    The reason for the number one is Osilation.

  • Cee V.F
    Cee V.F 4 месяца назад

    Where is the amazing Salvio??? I still need to email him my credit card information for good fortune long time!

  • Ali Mohamed
    Ali Mohamed 4 месяца назад

    Water will remain the biggest secret of this life, wait a second, it brings life to this planet!

  • amityboy14
    amityboy14 4 месяца назад

    I've made a video of my GCSE revision notes of Physics and other subjects. Hope you guys check it out and put it to good use! :)

  • Aleida march
    Aleida march 4 месяца назад

    Is there anyone to explain there phenomenas? I really really am wondered

  • Hippøz Hipos
    Hippøz Hipos 4 месяца назад

    was this a blackmail video to subscribe...??

  • anmol410 -_-
    anmol410 -_- 4 месяца назад

    Nice cgi

  • Ashen Gamage
    Ashen Gamage 4 месяца назад

    The first insident the more and more we speed up the hand both hands come at a same speed as it is not possible to move one hand speeder than the other. So they always come to the same place at a same speed. So they are able to come to the center... Is this true

  • Феникс
    Феникс 4 месяца назад

    Кто-то говорил про эффект Джанибекова

  • hdckdsadd
    hdckdsadd 4 месяца назад

    1 friction adjusting in real time 2 unequal mass distribution 3 air currents /suction? 4 iron in the food 5 warm air rises and takes the residue with it

  • Serving humanity uol each one teach one
    Serving humanity uol each one teach one 4 месяца назад

    Please read book( the hundreds book ) make videos on this book plz people want to see motivational and inspirational videos

  • Muhabbet Adamı
    Muhabbet Adamı 4 месяца назад

    Anyone who broke/damaged phone?

  • Rishi Arun
    Rishi Arun 4 месяца назад

    best bust off ever 1:40

  • Rishi Arun
    Rishi Arun 4 месяца назад

    How can you Show-Off when Apple symbol is blurt

  • kartikey satyarthi
    kartikey satyarthi 4 месяца назад

    Cereals have iron which is attracted by magnets

  • Adventure Fighter
    Adventure Fighter 4 месяца назад

    1.26 blurring the apple logo..?? The iPhone is so popular we already know even if you blur the whole iPhone

  • SapperJohn
    SapperJohn 4 месяца назад

    water is a molecule with a more positive side and a more negative side? maybe he mi misspoke?

  • AndreLeonardo
    AndreLeonardo 4 месяца назад

    3:10 because the iron inside

  • Ahmed Tarek
    Ahmed Tarek 4 месяца назад

    elon musk ??

  • Maciej Ma
    Maciej Ma 4 месяца назад

    I made this test and I showing this evidence

  • Souprem Kota
    Souprem Kota 4 месяца назад

    I like your video nice and interesting

  • Anthony Vanover
    Anthony Vanover 4 месяца назад

    The bending of the water is due to trace minerals in the water is my guess. Perhaps it doesn't work with distilled water.

  • Rashid Masizn
    Rashid Masizn 4 месяца назад


  • Justin Boye
    Justin Boye 4 месяца назад

    The cane may work by friction, the end with more mass will have more friction on that finger and allow the other to glide more freely, at the end, you're in the center.

  • Crockett
    Crockett 4 месяца назад

    I did the tea bag rocket in kindergarten

  • Steven Van Hulle
    Steven Van Hulle 4 месяца назад

    #5 goes much better if you use cigarette rolling paper

  • daniel charlie fernandez
    daniel charlie fernandez 5 месяцев назад


  • Zee Tube
    Zee Tube 5 месяцев назад +1

    i am not agreed on first one

  • Shreyu Pawar
    Shreyu Pawar 5 месяцев назад

    The last move was anti_vsauce