You’ll Never Guess What Happens When You Drop A Magnet In A Copper Pipe

Who would have thought dropping some metal through some more metal could ever be interesting, but here you are watching this video just as mesmerized as I am.

Now to drop some science on ya:

When a magnet is dropped down into a metal tube, the magnetic field around the magnet is altered by the confines of the tube, which pushes electrons in the metal tube around in circular, ‘eddy-like’ currents. These eddy currents have their own magnetic field that in turn opposes the fall of the magnet. This makes the magnet fall slower than it would in a non-metallic tube.

Yeah! Science, B*tch!

Now, all I need is a giant copper pipe and a magnet suit (properly earthed, of course) and we’re in business.