water-slinky

This is What a “Water Slinky” Looks Like

Now here’s one that really has us scratching our heads. Youtube user Brian Byrne captured this short clip of water descending a stairway in a manner that can best be described as a “water slinky”… Just watch:

I’m sure there is some scientific explanation for this kind of phenomenon. Something sophisticated having to do with fluid dynamics, resonating frequencies, and so forth. I’m happy to just call it a water slinky and move on. Either way, I think it’s pretty darn cool. What do you think? Why is the water behaving like this?


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