The name of this post was shamelessly stolen from Gil Kalai’s popular series Test Your Intuition. But today’s post will be testing our physics intuition, rather than our mathematical intuition. Although this is a quantum blog, we’ll look at the behavior of a classical fluid.
The question is: what happens when you soak a washcloth with water and then ring it out… in zero gravity?
Think about it for a few minutes before watching the result of the actual experiment below.