20/06/2012 08:46 BST | Updated 20/06/2012 09:03 BST

Amazing Slow Motion HD Footage Of A Slinky Falling (VIDEO)

Believe it or not, there's a scientist out there researching what happens to a slinky when you drop it from a great height. His name is Mike Wheatland, and it's thanks to him we've got this lovely little slinky-filled video for you.

Professor Wheatland spends his days at the physics department of the University Of Sydney, and it's there that science video blog Veritasium met him to make the clip in question.

It turns out that when you drop a stretched out slinky to the ground, it appears - in slow motion, high definition footage, at any rate - that the bottom of the springs hangs in mid air as the top of the toy tumbles to the ground.

How can this be explained? Well, Professor Weeto Wheatland can explain that far better than we ever could, but we gather it's something to do with 'information'. Intrigued? Click play on the video above and have your mind gently expand over the course of just five minutes.

Elsewhere, there's more slow motion fun to be had with our slow motion video gallery below. Enjoy!