Magic Spinning Globe

Submitted by: skine 8 years ago in Science

Globe not only stays upright, but rotates when exposed to light.
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Male 1
its a hoax, its a ball inside a liquid filled clear ball so yeah, it will spin freely, its floating!
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Male 1
The globe is covered by three US patents and the disclosures show how it works. It is powered by photocells and it contains a bar magnet that aligns with the earth`s magnetic field and a motor that rotates the bar magnet. Since the magnet stays aligned, the rotational energy is transferred to the enclosing globe.
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Female 901
cowbellpanda, u got the right idea, but those move wen u do. the girl toward the end didn`t move her hand n it still spun.
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Male 59
If they were magnets and oriented themselves to the poles, the globe would stop spinning once it oriented itself. I`m guessing that`s not the case...
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Male 59
If they were magnets and oriented themselves to the poles, the globe would stop spinning once it oriented itself. I`m guessing that`s not the case...
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Male 28
I had an eyeball that did that...its a thin and clear layer overtop of the globe that is filled with water :)
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Male 98
@lionhart.

if he was a witch he`d weigh the same as a duck. as witches float and so do ducks. hence witches are the same weight as ducks.

and if you do not believe me then i shall have to use my largest scales ;)

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Male 8,302
> Robert_D
> He`s a witch! Burn him!

How do you know he`s a witch? Does he weigh less than a duck?

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Male 2,582
lol, "magic".
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Female 38
It`s called a Mova Globe. We sell them at my job.
http://www.thingsremembered.com/webapp/w...
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Male 103
I NEED ONE
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Female 1,082
neato
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Male 17,512
I bet Dr. Evil would love one of these.
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Female 4,225
WHOISIT12345
Male, 13-17, Western US
3946 Posts Wednesday, March 18, 2009 4:02:50 PM
Robert_D
Male, 18-29, Canada
223 Posts Wednesday, March 18, 2009 2:08:12 PM
*Points to Judd2007* He`s a witch! Burn him!
Burn him! Burn him! Burn him! Burn him!

BURN THE WITCH!!...and the lady witch with her voodoo magicky....BURN THEM!!!

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Male 719
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Robert_D
Male, 18-29, Canada
223 Posts Wednesday, March 18, 2009 2:08:12 PM
*Points to Judd2007* He`s a witch! Burn him!

Burn him! Burn him! Burn him! Burn him!

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Male 59
If they were magnets and oriented themselves to the poles, the globe would stop spinning once it oriented itself. I`m guessing that`s not the case...
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Male 586
@ iamboredtooo, yup your right. i had a toy eye that was like that when i was a kid. you always look at you. kinda creepy.

and the whole sun thing is fake, its just the left over momentum thats making the inside rotate.

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Male 214
so its a globe inside a slightly larger transparent sphere...with water filling the gap...was it really that simple or was it supposed to be ironically funny that it was that simple?
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Male 59
Yea exactly... It`s the "rotates rotates when exposed to light" part that has me interested.
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Male 588
*Points to Judd2007* He`s a witch! Burn him!
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Male 719
Yes, the staying upright part is probably a fairly ordinary concept (though ragefrk1, who claims to have first-hand experience, says that it is not).

But people seem to be missing the solar-powered rotation part.

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Female 1,653
I would get one
*geek side becomes stronger*
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Male 82
That was pretty lame. Also lmao @ the dramatic jungle theme.
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Female 360
that was so dumb! I`ve seen those things before, the outside moves and the inside doesn`t...
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Male 15
it`s Layers and an eye trick, the first layer is the part you touch which is also thin clear plastic, the second layer is the picture which because of a liquid has no friction with the First therefore allowing it to move while the outer layer is Stationary. Magic = Science.
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Male 679
Haven`t you ever seen those eyeballs that you can roll along the floor and they stay looking up? You can find them at novelty stores for about $3. It`s exactly the same thing. A ball with a weighted bottom inside a only slightly larger clear ball, filled with water. The weight keeps the inside ball oriented no matter which way the outside ball rolls.
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Male 315
I would totally buy it, then smash it so I could see how it works.
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Male 606
I`d buy one just to figure out how it works, but...eh...$100...
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Male 27
and its not a gyro, or weighted thing inside of something plastic. There is no coating on it, it is just a globe. My uncle explained it to me but it was like 6 years ago...
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Male 27
Those have been around for quite some time, but they were always really expensive. My uncle got one as a corporate give about 6 years ago, it amazed the I am a pretty pretty little girl out of me then and still now. It is legit, they do exist
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Male 117
It`s god!
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Male 59
If they were magnets and oriented themselves to the poles, the globe would stop spinning once it oriented itself. I`m guessing that`s not the case...
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Male 83
Thats legit
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Male 4,807
She must be HUGE and VERY VERY strong to do that!!
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Male 272
shananagens!
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Male 292
Those eyes aren`t gyros, they`re weighted. If you want them to spin, you put magnets inside and it will orient to the poles. Sorry - not NECESSSARILY a compass.
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Male 15
Its a Gyro, inside a glass sphere, like those eyes that you can roll on the floor and they always look up. Definately not a compass, FOOL>
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Male 292
It`s a compass. Big deal.
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Male 719
Link: Magic Spinning Globe [Rate Link] - Globe not only stays upright, but rotates when exposed to light.
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