When straining my honey, I observed that the long thin stream of honey falling into the pan doesn't just fall straight down, or flop randomly, no, it arranges itself into tidy spirals. See pix:
Isn't that pretty? It looks like glass. Its not a steady state: the tower builds up, then the weight gets too much for it, and it semi-collapses down, then builds again. The tower is about 1 inch high (metric? pah!), the fall of the whole stream from the strainer about 1-2 feet, and the build-shrink cycle about 1-3 seconds, though it changes as the honey stream slowly thins out. Its not caused by motion at the top of the stream, which is steady, as is the whole stream until just above where it curves off.