The suspense!
January 9, 2021 9:54 PM   Subscribe

Absolutely mindboggling to me that the post did not include waffle falling off a spinning watermelon. It's the Citizen Kane of short youtube videos involving foodstuffs falling.
posted by cortex at 9:59 PM on January 9 [4 favorites]

OMG cortex, the comments on that video! I’m dying’!
posted by darkstar at 10:51 PM on January 9 [1 favorite]

Bread falling over!

Now this — THIS — is the best of the web!
posted by darkstar at 10:54 PM on January 9 [3 favorites]

it was quiet suspenseful. Shows how much the web has twisted me that my first thought was that it would not fall over.
posted by greenhornet at 11:30 PM on January 9 [2 favorites]

I laughed at these videos more than I thought possible. Which is good because I've had a few rough days.
posted by kathrynm at 6:04 AM on January 10 [1 favorite]

I first was like “meh” but the banana won me over.
posted by Namlit at 6:33 AM on January 10 [1 favorite]

Yes, banana is my favorite of these.
posted by hippybear at 7:03 AM on January 10

Not food, but snow falling off a roof.
posted by signal at 7:39 AM on January 10 [7 favorites]

The snow one reminds me of the saying "slowly, then all at once".
posted by fings at 8:20 AM on January 10 [1 favorite]

The banana was poetry!
posted by njohnson23 at 9:58 AM on January 10

The lettuce was pushed!
posted by gurple at 10:16 AM on January 10

They should have sent a poet.
posted by Mchelly at 11:43 AM on January 10

@darkstar did you notice that all the comments are like 6 years old? That just added to the surreal humor. Metafilter: sharing something funny 6 years after the fact.
posted by Illusory contour at 11:58 AM on January 10

Ahh this is golden internet! Still funny!
posted by batter_my_heart at 12:18 PM on January 10

Is... is this porn?
posted by obfuscation at 12:47 PM on January 10

This is about as much tension and excitement as I can stand these days. Thank you!
posted by Fuchsoid at 2:10 PM on January 10 [2 favorites]



posted by mandolin conspiracy at 6:10 PM on January 10 [1 favorite]

my kind of suspense!
posted by mollymillions at 8:31 PM on January 10

As a former physics student, I've wondered if the time that it takes something to fall over is a problem whose solution isn't too dependent on initial conditions, particularly on the strength of the perturbation that starts its falling. Like, is the time a nontrivial function of height, mass, and gravity.

There's a classic homework problem asking how long does it take an object to fall through a tunnel to the opposite side of the earth. The answer is 21 minutes (I think) and the interesting thing is that it doesn't matter whether the tunnel goes through the Earth's center or anywhere near it.
posted by neuron at 5:40 PM on January 11

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