'Jacob's Ladder' by Project Genius


Jacob's ladder is a folk toy consisting of blocks of wood held together by strings or ribbons. When the ladder is held at one end, blocks appear to cascade down the strings. This effect is a visual illusion which is the result of one block after another flipping over. Of unknown origin, the earliest known review of the Jacob's Ladder is an 1889 Scientific American article which tells how it is built and works.

A fidget toy and an optical illusion all in one. Watch it go on and on…and on.

Age 9+

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