Thursday, May 16, 2013

Motorcycle helmets help make human Newton's Cradle

Surely you're aware of Newton's Cradle – named after famous physicist Sir Isaac Newton – even if you didn't actually know it was called Newton's Cradle. Click here for Wikipedia's page on the device... okay, got it? Good. So, it's that thing that people put on their desks at work with little metal balls suspended on very thin wires. Pull one side back, let go, and watch the other side act in response.

Helmet maker Shark decided it would be fun to see if Newton's Cradle could also be made out of people. Helmeted people, to be exact. Want to see how it all works... or doesn't work, depending on your point of view? Of course you do.

If this was real, each person would come out with a concussion. Motorcycle Helmets absorb energy before the energy reaches the head. Note the last line of text. "Made using special effects" that is to say they faked it. It is still cool, who cares if they faked it.

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