The popular new music video for musician Jack White's song "High Ball Stepper" is more than just fantastically awesome. It's science.
The video opens with the image of a blue gloppy liquid covering up a speaker and vibrating to a rhythmic beat. The trippy visual actually highlights the physics of non-Newtonian fluids. Such fluids -- like ketchup or blood or yogurt, for instance -- have different flow properties than Newtonian fluids, such as water or milk.
Why is that? Non-Newtonian fluids have properties of both liquids and solids. Just see for yourself in the video above.
And after you're finished watching and learning about non-Newtonian physics, you get the opportunity to switch gears to some sand on a Chladni plate, whereby you can watch and learn more about the historical experiment that served "as the basis for the scientific understanding of sound." Rock on.
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