Why suitcases rock and fall over

Puzzle solved

We’ve all been there, we’re in a rush to get to our gate at the airport and as we’re speeding to reach the check-in before the plane leaves without us, our overpacked suitcase starts rocking dangerously side to side, so we slow down in an attempt to calm this tiny beast.

Wrong. Scientists are now saying to speed up rather than slow down to avoid a suitcase toppling over, apparently it’s basic physics… as you speed up the suitcase has less room and time to swing side to side.  Another solution the scientists have put forward is to hold the suitcase as close to the ground as possible.

Alternatively, if you are not an olympic runner or a tiny person, you could just try to get to the airport on time – therefore avoiding the rush, rock, fall situation all together.