We could watch this bouncing water droplet all. Day. Long.

And now you can, too! FYFD explains the physics behind this mesmerizing clip, which comes by way of Kahp-Yang Suh of Seoul National university in South Korea.

This high-speed video shows the remarkable resilience of a water droplet upon impact against as a solid surface. The droplet deforms into a pancake-shape, with its center depressing almost flat before rebounding upward. The rest of the drop follows, splitting into several droplets as capillary waves dance across its surface. When one satellite drop almost escapes, the main droplet just barely comes in contact with it, the coalescence enough to tip surface tension into pulling them together instead of breaking them apart.


Emphasis added, because it's probably our favorite part of the whole clip. Here it is animated, so you can watch it over and over and over again.


What happens to this little guy (0:07)? He flies out of frame and we never see him again. Freedom... !