Soap Bubble Burst

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High-speed video of a soap bubble being popped reveals the directionality of the process. Like a the rubber of a bursting balloon, the soap film rushes away from the point of rupture, disintegrating as the information about a sudden lack of surface tension is propagated across the remaining film surface. In this regard, it is much like what happens when you drop a slinky toy.

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