WATCH: Five Fun Physics Phenomena

The cane balance. The phone flip. The teabag rocket. Three mind-bending tricks, but they're not even the strangest things you'll see in the latest episode of Veritasium, as Derek takes you through his Five Physics Phenomena.

We're used to Derek making sense of the world for us according to the laws of physics, but now Derek wants you to explain the physics of why a stream of water is attracted to an electrically charged cup, and why you can move a piece of cereal around a bowl of water using nothing but a magnet. And how the heck does a teabag rocket work anyway? Head to the comments section of his latest video to show off your physics prowess.

Want to see Derek live in Canberra this month? Celebrate National Science Week with us and our very special guest Astronaut Chris Hadfield on Sunday the 24 August at Llewellyn Hall in Canberra. Hosted by Derek from Veritasium and featuring YouTube science stars Dr. Carin Bondar and Destin from Smarter Every Day, the show starts at 5pm.

Tickets on sale now: www.sciencealert.com.au/spaceoddity

Source: Veritasium