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Date: 03/18/09 06:22 AM

40 Responses to Magic Spinning Globe

  1. Profile photo of skine
    skine Male 18-29
    719 posts
    March 17, 2009 at 9:29 pm
    Link: Magic Spinning Globe - Globe not only stays upright, but rotates when exposed to light.
  2. Profile photo of Chiburashka
    Chiburashka Male 18-29
    292 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 6:27 am
    It`s a compass. Big deal.
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    brucie22 Male 18-29
    15 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 6:30 am
    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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    Chiburashka Male 18-29
    292 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 6:31 am
    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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    roariamadino Male 18-29
    270 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 6:37 am
    shananagens!
  6. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4809 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 6:42 am
    She must be HUGE and VERY VERY strong to do that!!
  7. Profile photo of ZacchNasty
    ZacchNasty Male 13-17
    83 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 7:12 am
    Thats legit
  8. Profile photo of Pijamas
    Pijamas Male 18-29
    59 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 7:47 am
    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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    huskyhusky Male 13-17
    117 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 8:21 am
    It`s god!
  10. Profile photo of ragefrk1
    ragefrk1 Male 18-29
    27 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 8:35 am
    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
  11. Profile photo of ragefrk1
    ragefrk1 Male 18-29
    27 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 8:37 am
    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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    Mah_Boi Male 18-29
    606 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 9:34 am
    I`d buy one just to figure out how it works, but...eh...$100...
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    Leopardson Male 18-29
    315 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 9:51 am
    I would totally buy it, then smash it so I could see how it works.
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    keatonatron Male 18-29
    679 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 9:57 am
    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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    Judd2007 Male 18-29
    15 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 10:13 am
    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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    Codmily Female 18-29
    360 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 10:33 am
    that was so dumb! I`ve seen those things before, the outside moves and the inside doesn`t...
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    Lost_Nemmy Male 18-29
    82 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 11:45 am
    That was pretty lame. Also lmao @ the dramatic jungle theme.
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    Boredx12 Female 13-17
    1654 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 12:02 pm
    I would get one
    *geek side becomes stronger*
  19. Profile photo of skine
    skine Male 18-29
    719 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 12:08 pm
    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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    Robert_D Male 18-29
    589 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 2:08 pm
    *Points to Judd2007* He`s a witch! Burn him!
  21. Profile photo of Pijamas
    Pijamas Male 18-29
    59 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 3:16 pm
    Yea exactly... It`s the "rotates rotates when exposed to light" part that has me interested.
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    iamboredtooo Male 18-29
    215 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 3:21 pm
    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?
  23. Profile photo of raikun12
    raikun12 Male 18-29
    586 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 3:58 pm
    @ 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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    Pijamas Male 18-29
    59 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 4:01 pm
    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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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
    4394 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 4:02 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!

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    skine Male 18-29
    719 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 4:34 pm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP6xbyddu...

    It`s not just momentum.

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    Turnshroud Female 18-29
    4225 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 4:42 pm
    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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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 6:31 pm
    I bet Dr. Evil would love one of these.
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    dystopia04 Female 18-29
    1082 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 9:01 pm
    neato
  30. Profile photo of icykitten
    icykitten Male 13-17
    103 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 9:15 pm
    I NEED ONE
  31. Profile photo of sparklezthek
    sparklezthek Female 18-29
    38 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 10:35 pm
    It`s called a Mova Globe. We sell them at my job.
    http://www.thingsremembered.com/webapp/w...
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    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2583 posts
    March 18, 2009 at 10:46 pm
    lol, "magic".
  33. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 2:45 am
    > Robert_D
    > He`s a witch! Burn him!

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

  34. Profile photo of lloyd525
    lloyd525 Male 13-17
    98 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 12:56 pm
    @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 ;)

  35. Profile photo of CowbellPanda
    CowbellPanda Male 18-29
    28 posts
    March 19, 2009 at 6:22 pm
    I had an eyeball that did that...its a thin and clear layer overtop of the globe that is filled with water :)
  36. Profile photo of Pijamas
    Pijamas Male 18-29
    59 posts
    March 21, 2009 at 9:45 pm
    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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    Pijamas Male 18-29
    59 posts
    March 23, 2009 at 1:11 pm
    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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    tangello Female 13-17
    901 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 10:35 pm
    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.
  39. Profile photo of donlyle
    donlyle Male 70 & Over
    1 post
    July 6, 2009 at 5:21 am
    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.
  40. Profile photo of inyabum
    inyabum Male 18-29
    1 post
    August 5, 2009 at 2:07 pm
    its a hoax, its a ball inside a liquid filled clear ball so yeah, it will spin freely, its floating!

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