You're actually seeing 25 different drops [or segments of the stream] every second... the waveform being played through the speaker is vibrating the pipe in a uniform way, so the drops exit the pipe uniformly, the frame rate of the camera is synced with the speaker so the drops appear static, [and] the short shutter speed means the drops appear sharp and frozen in mid air [a longer shutter speed, in contrast, would capture more of each droplet's movement, causing it to appear blurry].
The short explanation? Somebody found an old book of spells at the library. Ooh ooh -- see if there's anything in there about genital warts! "Giving them or treating them?" *itching* Both.
Hit the jump for the video which may or may yes include audio of water dripping that may have made me piss my pants. BUT ONLY A LITTLE.
Artist John Muntean makes wooden sculptures that, when lit from the proper angle, cast realistic human (or animal) looking shadows on the ground despite the sculpture looking like a misshapen turd. Plus each block has three different shapes it can create. SORCERY!
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This is a video shot aboard the International Space Station by astronaut Don Pettit showing tiny water droplets orbiting a statically charged knitting needle. Pretty awesome, but also -- practical. Are you thinking what I'm thinking? "Like, about the solar system and life on... / Continue →
Levitating water isn't actually levitating at all. In fact, the shit's just falling. Like rocks. Rocks of water. Did that just blow your mind? It only LOOKS like it's levitating due to sorcery and, quite possibly, a little witchcraft as well. Fine, strobe lights. Regardl... / Continue →