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Originally posted by NowanKenubi
Also, the curve at the bottom of the can allows for air to be trapped there, letting only a rim of the can to touch the table. It becomes like a skate on ice. I guess pressure in the trapped air change and pushes the can on a side or another.
Originally posted by Gwampo
Originally posted by humphreysjim
I believe this is a well know phenomena that can happen when moisture/condensation forms under the can or glass. On a slick surface it can make it slide briefly.
Originally posted by Human_Alien
reply to post by Nucleardiver
In Fargo training for what? Military?
Originally posted by Nucleardiver
reply to post by phishyblankwaters
Not doubting what you are saying but when you hydroplane in a car you are already in motion. The can was sitting still and I hadn't touched it in probably 15 mins. The velocity of an object remains constant unless the object is acted upon by an external force, so if an object is stationary it will remain so until acted upon by a force.
I can understand and agree about the condensation and hydrolift but why would that make it move 8" across the desk? It didn't move slow like the glass of milk in the above video, it was fast as if someone had pushed it. It moved the full 8" within just a second and a half.