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Stretching, Bending, Twisting and Coiling; Building a Fluid-Mechanical Sewing Machine.

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Anyone awake at breakfast-time can observe that a stream of honey falling onto toast from a little height buckles and coils on impact. This talk will describe the physics and mathematics of a falling viscous thread. Prediction of the coiling frequency is surprisingly complex. And what happens when you move the toast?

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