This is a short video of Dr. Daniel Silver's (dangerous) attempt to recreate an experiment that P.G. Tait performed for Lord Kelvin in 1867. The video also features Dr. Andrzej Wierzbicki and commentary by Dr. Susan Williams from the University of South Alabama. Video filming performed by Dr. Susan Williams.
Select the Download tab in the upper right to watch the video. A transcript of this video is attached as an additional file.
Silver, Daniel, "Part 2: When Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" (2023). A Five-Minute History of Knot Theory. 4.