The Euler’s Disk is a physics toy that’s mesmerizing and educational

We’re going to be straight with you here: This video may be a secret plot to hypnotize you.

This footage of an Euler’s Disk is nominally educational, but the main takeaway is how relaxing it is to watch and listen to a shiny disk spin on a mirror.

Euler’s Disks are designed to illustrate the way disks spin faster and faster as they lose momentum and drop closer to the surface on which they are spinning. But you can tell from this disk’s sparkly packaging that the manufacturers mostly just think it looks cool.

Screengrab via Toys and Novelties/YouTube

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor