360 degree swing - Urban myth or not?
Popular BBC science show Bang Goes the Theory is designed to stimulate interest in technology and engineering, the show's tag line is to 'Discover and challenge the scientific principles that shape your world'.
In order to do this they chose to test if the childhood story of someone being pushed all the way up and over 360 degrees on a park swing was possible, or an urban myth.
Helping to make the water powered jet pack work reliably in the experiment was a crucial piece of technology from solenoid valve specialist Bürkert.
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