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WFU Physics Lecture Demonstrations

Pop Ballons on a Bed of Nails

PIRA 1K30.20

Image:

Photo of Demo

Description:

A balloon requires a great deal of pressure to be popped on a bed of nails. The density of the nails is close enough so that the force of the squeeze is spread out over all the nails instead of just a few, thus the balloon will not pop easily

Recipe and
Location:

Bed of Nails
Balloon

Video:

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MPG Video:

Pop Balloon on Bed of Nails

Real Video:

Pop Balloon on Bed of Nails

Notes:

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