Amazing Video of a Crane Lifting a Car Using Two Phonebooks

By Jesus Diaz on at

You probably knew that it's impossible to pull apart two phonebooks put together with interleaving pages. But did you know that the bond—caused by the mechanical friction of the interleaving pages—is so strong that it can lift an entire car? This video demonstrates exactly that. The best part, however, may be to watch the car fall when they burn the phonebooks.

Physics people, its just bloody amazing.