Physicists, and scientists in general, are not often viewed as daring or risk-taking individuals. Especially for those who work in the academic and research fields, day-to-day tasks aren’t usually physically demanding or particularly dangerous. And even when they are, an emphasis is always placed on safety first.
Physicist Andreas Wahl, however, is taking a more unorthodox approach to demonstrating the laws of physics. In this video, the Norwegian physicist and television host demonstrates how objects move faster when reaching a central point. Some might think that he secretly wants to become a daredevil, but is his life really at risk when he has proven science on his side? The friction and tension in the rope stop him from falling to the ground, eventually, but something this dangerous should never be tried at home. Accidents can always happen.