This Physicist Defies Death To Demonstrate Physics Law

In a world of dying breed of “mad scientists,” Physicist Andreas Wahl would never feel like an outsider.

Wahl wanted to show that some Newtonian laws of circular motion wherein how objects with a centripetal force compel objects that are traveling to trail a curved path, speed up as they nearing a central point. The best way to demonstrate this Wahl thought was to hang 14 meters (46 feet) off a hazy-looking Norwegian warehouse, which would display it much more effectively rather than the sterile laboratories with little pulleys and weights.

The clip below is from a show called “Life on the Line” that is telecasted on the Norwegian channel NRK Viten. Unfortunately, you cannot view the full program, if you stay outside of Norway. However, you can view the raw footage that was not edited here and some of the preparation work for the experiment here.

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