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An Octopus' Garden

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kateh516

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The title of this blog post is pretty irrelevant except for the fact that I will be talking about an octopus. The said octopus was won by a friend of mine for selling a bunch of a certain item for a class fundraiser (good job making those sales- woot woot!). The octopus was one of the gel forms that sticks pretty much anywhere. We threw it against the wall cabinet in the physics classroom and watched it stick for a short amount of time before it started to slide down. For a brief period of time the coefficient of static friction was great enough to hold it up against the force of gravity. Once it started to move and the coefficient was now kinetic (because things in motion are kinetic) it had a little bit of grip left to it but it continued to slide down until it dropped completely. 

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