As all things on the internet that go viral leads netizens into the black hole of making and sharing memes, a superb short video explaining Newton's First Law has met the same fate. The short video succinctly displaying Newton's First Law of Motion has gone viral on Twitter. It is a part of a video called Atlas Stone vs Olympic Trampoline originally posted on YouTube by the channel How Ridiculous. The original video also deals with Newton's First Law.
Brilliant demonstration of Newton’s principle of inertia. pic.twitter.com/5xQKSYIYOV— Lionel Page (@page_eco) August 24, 2019
However, instead of a discussion or remarks on the science explaining the phenomena of Newton's First Law, the tweet has received funny GIFs and memes in the comments. Several Twitter users have tried to outwit each other through funny memes. Many have made fun of the tweet itself. Check out some of the reactions below:
Reference to The Road Runner Show is unavoidable
Anyone who grew up watching Wile E. Coyote is already familiar with this phenomenon. pic.twitter.com/GmtNIebWdY— Chris Rentsch (@crentsch) August 24, 2019
Explaining cartoon characters' movement using the analogy of inertia, because, why not?
Since, it is, apparently based on real life.
That's real. My cats do that on the hard floor every time they run— Federico Zivolo (@FezVrasta) August 25, 2019
Some throwback to a world-famous movie on dinosaur and science.
There were a few stray comments on physics. This tweet below posted is about how to calculate the velocity using distance and time. There is, of course, the reference to Velociraptors - a dinosaur genus.
The comments on the tweet barely contribute to any discussion or learning, here's what the phenomenon explains. The video demonstrates Newton's First Law, i.e. the Principle of Inertia. The Newton's Law states - 'An object will remain at rest or in uniform motion in a straight line unless acted upon by an external force.' this can be seen as a statement about inertia, that objects will remain in their state of motion unless a force acts to change the motion.