Basically, as the soaking wet washcloth is squeezed, the water comes off of it shaped like a tube. Due to the surface tension of the water, it has the appearance of jello.
Last week, Hadfield conducted an experiment based on a question from two high school students who wanted to know what would happen if a soaked washcloth were squeezed out while in orbit.
“It’s becoming a tube of water,” Hadfield says in the video while twisting the washcloth. “The water is all over my hands. In fact, it wrings out of the cloth into my hands.”
Science was never that fun when I was in school!