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Inertia Toilet Paper Device

PIRA 1F20.19

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Description:

Pulling on a sheet of toilet paper slowly will roll more and more paper off the roll. Pulling on a sheet quickly will tear the sheet off the roll since the force doesn't have enough time to overcome inertia.

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Toilet Paper Demo

Video:

Streaming Video:

None

MPG Video:

Toilet Paper

Real Video:

Toilet Paper

Notes:

None at this time

 

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