January 26, 2004 4:54 AM   Subscribe

Ping Pong Ball Avalanche Home Page.
posted by srboisvert (6 comments total)
downloading the video footage. Cannot wait to hear the racket of all the ping pong balls.
posted by a3matrix at 6:14 AM on January 26, 2004

Cool! How did I know this took place in Japan? Now I want to see the ping pong ball avalanche in a huge clear lexan box filled with one million set mousetraps.
posted by Shane at 6:22 AM on January 26, 2004

ahhh. The joys of granular media research. I'm a bit surprised there's no student on a snowboard in any of the pictures.
posted by swordfishtrombones at 6:42 AM on January 26, 2004

Did you find this looking for tribute pages to Capt. Kangaroo?
posted by jozxyqk at 7:17 AM on January 26, 2004

Whoa. I am sufficiently motivated to drive to work through the snow to watch these. Thanks, srboisvert!
posted by carter at 7:23 AM on January 26, 2004

I went to a talk a while ago by a guy who does this sort of thing for a living. He had videos of the ping-pong balls, and had a small scale demonstration with those polystyrene balls you put in bean bags. It was very impressive.
posted by Singular at 9:26 AM on January 26, 2004

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