The Kinetic Karnival of Jearl Walker

Season 1 Episode 3

Fluid Flow and Friction

Aired Unknown Unknown on PBS
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Fluid Flow and Friction
The show opens, and the remote camera crew finds Walker in a bathtub. It's an opportunity for Walker to explain the myth of water draining in a certain direction–the "Coriolis force". In the studio, Walker does a number of demonstrations about fluid flow, explaining why liquid poured from a bottle will sometimes run down the side of the bottle. Then Walker delves into friction, ultimately pulling a tablecloth from a set of dishes. The piéce de résistance is Walker balancing a spoon from his nose.moreless

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