Shelved by: giantpenguin87 on 2012-04-02 | Source
source is not really the source, but rather another version of this trick
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da fuq did i just watch?
someone smarter than me explain this so I can show my friends and be cool for 12 seconds
And I'm a muggle so I'm shit out of luck
... Father!!! There's a muggle talking to me!!! And they know that we call them muggles!!!!!!
did you watch the one in the source because my mind is fucked now
Better than dominoes!
If I'm correct, I believe the popsicle sticks are laced together in a lattice pattern to create the structural integrity, and flicking it like a rope causes the motion to continue like a standing wave, and as the popsicle sticks reach their apex, they come apart.
But how does one get that much loft the whole way through. If you were to do it with a rope, it pitters off the longer it goes. This keeps the same height the whole way through.
I stand corrected, after watching the video below, all he did was pull one stick out.....mind blown.
The cool stuff starts at around 2:15 and his stuff in the following rounds of the competition are even cooler.
PHYSICS BE GODDAMNED
WHAT IS THIS MAGIC?
I'm thinking the lattice pattern bends the sticks slightly loading them like a spring. The sticks at the end then weight the sticks in front down keeping them loaded. I guess the guy starting it isnt flicking them up but just removing his hand that is hloding them down. As the tail lifts up the lattice loosens and the sticks at the end are released making the tail lighter and lifting more sticks and hence continuing the hilarity. Simples
Well that solves the mystery.
It's really easy..they're just laced together so that when they come out they flick.
This. Is. Awesome!
Now clean it up.
There ARE wizards among us!
What is this black magic!
Now clean all that mess.
I wonder if you used really big sticks in this pattern, if you could make a sort of hovercraft?
This is no magic, this is how people make fireworks in the ghetto.
I used to make these as a kid,had no idea they could be made into a chain...time to collect popsicle sticks again.
Energy stored - energy released. Kicked ass - still kicking ass.
After they finished that video one of them must have said, "Okay time to clean this all up."