Apparently there is physics involved in a bump in a rug. The scientists have used their studies of bumps in a rug to apply it to other more important things. It can be used to explain how certain defects in a crystal move, the way tectonic plates move, how cell membranes slide, and how inchworms crawl. To read the full article click here.
This is a weird breakthrough in science. The scientists didn’t think that a rug would help them learn so much. In the future there may be unusual things that can also be used to learn more.