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  1. Re: Why the Russians classified a rotating weightless wingnut: they thought the Earth might flip

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    Ha. That's super-scary interesting. (Tip: watch parts of the video on YouTube at 0.25 speed, to better see what's happening.)

    I'd love to see a version where the earth's...
  2. Re: Why the Russians classified a rotating weightless wingnut: they thought the Earth might flip

    Why?

    The earth is not a single wing nut/object rotating in space, so I'm guessing/hopping the effect will not apply to the earth and moon combined.
    We will not flip because of this effect (I...
  3. Re: Why the Russians classified a rotating weightless wingnut: they thought the Earth might flip

    Yes, I can, too. They freaked out because


    They didn't initially understand it. And then when they did understand it,
    They started to ask [good!] questions about the stability of the earth,...
  4. Re: Why the Russians classified a rotating weightless wingnut: they thought the Earth might flip

    This has been giving me a headache. :bigsmile:

    Here's my best shot at an intuitive simple explanation. ( :P —> Feynmann)

    Any object, particularly semi-symmetrical ones (like wingnuts), can...
  5. Re: Why the Russians classified a rotating weightless wingnut: they thought the Earth might flip

    My favorite YouTube comment:
    Richard Feynman would be rotating in his grave. But on which axis?
    :)

    I confess, I'm a mathematician (or, was one!). But I still don't understand how come the...
  6. Why the Russians classified a rotating weightless wingnut: they thought the Earth might flip

    Yes, you read that right! Watch this, and be amazed. :)


    https://youtube.com/watch?v=1VPfZ_XzisU
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