By Andrew Liszewski
Anyone who’s had at least a couple of high school science classes is familiar with Newton’s laws of motion, but just in case you’ve forgotten, here’s a quick refresher.
First Law: “An object in motion will stay in motion and an object at rest will stay at rest unless acted upon by an external force” or “A body persists in a state of uniform motion or of rest unless acted upon by an external force.”
Second Law: “Force equals mass times acceleration” or “F = ma.”
Third Law: “To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.”
Fourth Law: “An unattended mop will always fall over.”
So now that you’re back up to speed you can understand my complete amazement and awe at this floor mop that seems to laugh in the face of Newton’s oft contended and regularly disputed fourth law of motion. According to the Pro-Idee website this mop will automatically lock when the handle is placed in the vertical position and is guaranteed to never fall over thanks to magnets or wormholes or something. Unfortunately innovation doesn’t come cheap, so those of you who like to live on the bleeding edge of technology are going to have to pay upwards of $60 (£35.50) for this modern marvel of science and spill management.