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Date: 01/28/11 12:44 PM

81 Responses to The Infinity Gravity Machine [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of Rested
    Rested Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    Link: The Infinity Gravity Machine - Where`s your god now?
  2. Profile photo of MrYouKnow
    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
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    January 28, 2011 at 12:52 pm
    What am I looking at?
  3. Profile photo of Samuelsoon
    Samuelsoon Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm
    is friction that hard to understand?
  4. Profile photo of sjnou02
    sjnou02 Male 30-39
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    January 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm
    What exactly are we looking at and why is this supposed to be impressive?
  5. Profile photo of PfulHouse
    PfulHouse Male 30-39
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    January 28, 2011 at 12:58 pm
    I bow before you, oh Infinity Grav-

    ...wait. I can see the string!
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    deitrickson2 Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 12:59 pm
    unless someone proves me other wise i would say that is fake
  7. Profile photo of Reapergirl
    Reapergirl Female 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 1:05 pm
    O.o
  8. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 1:10 pm
    Lmao, Moon here I come!
  9. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 1:11 pm
    I don`t see what`s special about this.
  10. Profile photo of Inter237
    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 1:13 pm
    ?
  11. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
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    January 28, 2011 at 1:14 pm
    Not fake.

    Notice the six black rubber o-rings.

    The weight of the weight is pulling the arm together, expanding its total radius due to the fulcrum, and forcing the black rubber o-rings into the side of the glass dome which support the device.

    Cool as hell, though.
  12. Profile photo of jendrian
    jendrian Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 1:19 pm
    here`s another gravity machine, and this one predicts the weather!



    works under the same principle!
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    zlatan Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 1:19 pm
    i dont get it
  14. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    January 28, 2011 at 1:19 pm
    I like it. It`s cool. I wish I had one.
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    Birdfather Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 1:24 pm
    But...The black rubber rings are pushed up against the sides of the glass. It`s not magic.
  16. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 1:26 pm
    Anyone with an elementary understanding of science will not be the slightest bit impressed by this.
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    1gr8slice Male 40-49
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    January 28, 2011 at 1:33 pm
    So, if you can wedge an object into another object you have defied gravity and claimed superiority over God?
    I am pretty sure Gerry has a "wedgie" shot that will catapult him to supreme deity status.
  18. Profile photo of MrYouKnow
    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
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    January 28, 2011 at 1:38 pm
    Oh, I see, It`s kind of ironic. If the weight is removed, the contraption will lose friction and fall which is funny because with more weight you need more friction to stay suspended.
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    Student_Law Male 30-39
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    January 28, 2011 at 1:45 pm
    This is so unimpressive that there can be no intent behind it.. if there is a joke here the joke is most certainly on those who say "i am not impressed".

    I call it a troll on the internet blogs who post things that actually are impressive.
  20. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 28, 2011 at 1:46 pm
    1gr8slice - `I am pretty sure Gerry has a "wedgie" shot`

    I hadn`t planned on commenting but then I saw your challenge and, well what could I do but go "digging"



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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    January 28, 2011 at 1:47 pm
    "Anyone with an elementary understanding of science will not be the slightest bit impressed by this. "

    I`m impressed by the design and the presentation of this, but not by the physics behind it.
  22. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    January 28, 2011 at 1:48 pm
    Eventually it will come down won`t it?
  23. Profile photo of Kanashto
    Kanashto Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 1:49 pm
    IAB are you insulting my intelligence?

    The horizontally alligned wheels on the left side wont slide down, and the weight uses the pullies to keep the wheels on the right stationary. Then friction does the rest.

    Or, the wheels on the right don`t rotate at all and this device was made for trolling.
  24. Profile photo of Kain1
    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 1:55 pm
    No, it`s not magic, and it`s not really that impressive.. But it IS however pretty funny, in a physics-geek sort of way :P.. To those of you who don`t get it: The weight of the concrete block pulling down on the.. "thing-a-ma-jig"... is what is stopping it from falling down onto the bottom of the jar...
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    scoomanchoo Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 1:59 pm
    It`s a little more impressive when you see that it`s not a fixed triangle, but it`s still a wery wery disappointing post
  26. Profile photo of uhmerikin
    uhmerikin Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 2:02 pm
    Gerry my good man, a tip of the hat to you for that gem.
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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
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    January 28, 2011 at 2:05 pm
    I`m impressed that it was put together with out breaking the glass, as to the "gravity" bit verses friction, not so much, but the design is cool.
  28. Profile photo of jendrian
    jendrian Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 2:17 pm
    everyone gets it, it`s just not funny nor clever. This is as clever as getting your hand stuck in a vase
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    fivezones Male 40-49
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    January 28, 2011 at 2:48 pm
    My "10 Dirties motels in the USA" does not get posted but this does? <sigh>
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    milo126 Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 3:23 pm
    WTF is this thing? Does it move? Doesn`t look like the horizontal and vertical rings can move. right?
  31. Profile photo of regediT
    regediT Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 3:26 pm
    Problem,gravity?
  32. Profile photo of Scott_2150
    Scott_2150 Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 3:40 pm
    If you don`t understand/can`t see what`s going in this picture, frankly, you are a moron.
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
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    January 28, 2011 at 3:41 pm
    Quite a few people on here seem to be quite pretentious about this one. Rather amusing.
  34. Profile photo of WeePee
    WeePee Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 3:58 pm
    its a sculpture, one of many from the same "artist."
    sometimes things make more sense with a link then just a image... http://gizmodo.com /5745773/the-beauty-of-tension
  35. Profile photo of SapphireHart
    SapphireHart Female 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    It took me a while and a look at the link WeePee put up but I think I get it
  36. Profile photo of Sharky19
    Sharky19 Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 4:23 pm
    What`s funny is the people who act like this is a piece of poo because they understand the physics behind it and are therefore so far superior to it...
    I don`t think the guy made this to defy god.
  37. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 5:44 pm
    i made one of those for my Tech class in my senior year in high school...

    how does this defy god again?
  38. Profile photo of The_Garuness
    The_Garuness Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 5:53 pm
    Ha. Don`t go thinking that you`re superior. You`re a c*&t. I hate people from school. You`re all c*&ts.
  39. Profile photo of Quik2TheStab
    Quik2TheStab Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 6:00 pm
    I don`t get it. Is this supposed to be a trick?
  40. Profile photo of mvangild
    mvangild Male 30-39
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    January 28, 2011 at 6:27 pm
    Actually, my god is right here, and this is what he had to say:

    "So, a bright individual comes up with a design that uses my laws of motion (and I don`t know why everyone keeps calling them Newton`s laws, I mean, all he did was discover them) to suspend a weight from the glass lid, and this poster decides that this is proof against my existence?

    I have one word for this particular mortal: derp."

    BTW, if you ask about "Einstein`s" theory of relativity, better be ready for some serious venting. :)
  41. Profile photo of CoyoteKing
    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 6:37 pm
    So the weight pulls the clamp shut but it`s too big for the glass case so it pushes against the wall and stays up. Whats the big deal?
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 6:55 pm
    The people taking this obviously sarcastic caption seriously need to be crucified like their savior.
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 7:10 pm
    @mvangild
    Really? You`re gonna give this one to Newton?

    It`s stationary, this is statics not dynamics. Statics is credited to Archimedes, AKA a Greek that lived in third century BCE. Statics is older than the god you`re referring to.

    Dynamics is accepted as being founded by Galileo.
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    dmoltrup Male 30-39
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    January 28, 2011 at 8:10 pm
    Infinity?? The rubber will decompose in about 80 years, most of the metal will also be corroded and structurally unsound in at least that time. The glass bell will sag out of shape, and no longer support the contraption within a couple hundred thousand years.
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    tlshaman Male 13-17
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    January 28, 2011 at 8:15 pm
    its quite clever and would do well as household artwork
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 28, 2011 at 8:16 pm
    dumb....
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    ericka225 Female 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 9:20 pm
    O man here we go again this poo gets old
  48. Profile photo of CaptainPat
    CaptainPat Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 9:20 pm
    it`s because of all the pullys right? each one reduces the amount of work needed to lift the weight? or something 8th grade science was too long ago
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    January 28, 2011 at 9:56 pm
    Its not infinite. As others have noted, its relying on resistance of the glass. Glass is actually a (very slightly) viscous liquid. It sags over time. This will not last.
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    mvangild Male 30-39
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    January 28, 2011 at 10:28 pm
    Glass is actually a (very slightly) viscous liquid. It sags over time. This will not last.

    Goalie, there`s a good article that shows that there is no evidence that this happens. The belief came about when looking at glass windows that seemed to be thicker along one edge as opposed to the opposite side. It`s been shown since that it is more of a problem with manufacturing those particular glass panels as opposed to the glass slowly sagging.

    That is not to say that it doesn`t happen. I`m saying that there isn`t any evidence yet that shows that it does. I`ll link the article if you would like to see it.
  51. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 10:35 pm
    @goaliejerry
    That`s actually a myth that glass sags over time. The whole "glass is a liquid" concept is just a semantics argument due to the fact that silicate glasses do not absorb any energy during the phase change between solid and liquid (like most other compounds do). Old windows are thicker at the bottom because of the technique used to make the (spinning), not the properties of the glass itself.
  52. Profile photo of fattpill
    fattpill Male 30-39
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    January 28, 2011 at 10:51 pm
    1 Cor 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty
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    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 11:13 pm
    @fattpill
    too bad this doesn`t "confound" anyone with at least a modest knowledge of physics. Tell Paul to get back in his hole and stop trying to twist Yeshuah`s words to fit with bigoted anti-knowledge first century orthodox Judaism.
  54. Profile photo of mvangild
    mvangild Male 30-39
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    January 28, 2011 at 11:23 pm
    It`s stationary, this is statics not dynamics. Statics is credited to Archimedes, AKA a Greek that lived in third century BCE. Statics is older than the god you`re referring to.

    Yes, I do know the difference between statics and dynamics. Here is how Newton`s laws apply:

    First law: Objects in a state of motion tend to stay in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it. Since our object is standing still, it is reasonable to say that there is no external force that is causing it to move.

    Second law: The net forces on an object is equal to its mass times its acceleration, or more widely known as F=ma. It is better to say that Sum (F)=ma, but since a=0, Sum (F) = 0.

    Third law: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. When you look at a structure (say, a truss), the forces at any one element have equal and opposite forces acting upon them to keep them in place.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 11:49 pm
    Glass is actually a (very slightly) viscous liquid. It sags over time. This will not last.

    Who says it`s glass? I say it`s a clear plastic composite.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 11:55 pm
    Also, I don`t get this thing...

    The contraption is being held up by the side friction of the black wheels on the clear surface and the pulley action caused by the weight that tries to close the two orange arms thus forcing the other two sets of wheels outward.

    So what? Where is the infinite gravity?

    Oh right, IAB doesn`t use descriptions that make sense.
  57. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 12:45 am
    "Glass is actually a (very slightly) viscous liquid. It sags over time. This will not last."

    No. It isn`t. It is an amorphous solid. Wikipedia.

    Also, high viscosity means thick. "Very slight" viscosity means very liquidy.
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 1:03 am
    take it out of the capsule, and it will falll so not antigravity...
    but here is a real antigravity machine
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    number43 Male 70 & Over
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    January 29, 2011 at 1:39 am
    I don`t get it. it`s applying pressure to the glass which keeps it raised... Is there something more interesting about this?
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    January 29, 2011 at 2:48 am
    Who made this pos, Mr. Brain Wash?
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 3:34 am
    I don`t know why some of you are arguing over this. I actually stared at it looking for the joke before I realized this was all there was to it. If you don`t get it (as made obvious by comments)
    1: Weight pulls on string.
    2. String pulls both "legs" of the contraption closer, which in turns makes the machine "longer" in a sense.
    3. Since the machine is already up against the glass, it has nowhere to go, so instead the machine now exerts a lateral force pushing upon the glass.
    4. The weight adds enough lateral force to maintain itself and its contraption suspended/prevent from falling.

    However, the fact the wheels are made of rubber add to the friction preventing the machine from moving downward. Had they been metal or plastic it would have fallen.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 3:36 am
    And very nice Baalthazaq. Both on the amorphous solid and the "very slight" viscosity comments.

    I was about to correct fools until you did it.
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    Selfluminous Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 4:18 am
    8 years ago i would be fascinated by this
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    jimbobsthebe Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 4:27 am
    @Baalthazaq

    Actually, I think you`ll find glass is a liquid. The surrounding temperature however, needs to be around 2,000 °C.
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    shreyag Female 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 4:31 am
    ....and try this one!!!!
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    Samsquanch Male 30-39
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    January 29, 2011 at 7:17 am
    Where`s your god now?

    ...applying the laws of physics to the universe to allow this to happen.
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    paddyt07 Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 9:47 am
    Fairplay, Samsquanch
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    fudgeechidna Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 9:55 am
    Amorphous solid is right but I`ve yet to hear any convincing evidence for viscosity in room temperature glass. And this is no more an "infinity gravity machine" than a table is.
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    HeadiesRusH Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 10:41 am
    I don`t understand why some people are so up in arms about the fact that some people just don`t realize what exactly is going on. Until I read the comments I didn`t even realize that any part of it was actually touching the glass. As soon as I understood that obviously critical piece of information I realized that this is simply a result of friction. People are so quick to judge...
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    popsiclemyk Male 13-17
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    January 29, 2011 at 10:44 am
    lies
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    lordtyusa Male 30-39
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    January 29, 2011 at 11:40 am
    @Samsquanch

    Well done sir, well done.
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    MrLill Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 11:40 am
    the weight is using the pulley to apply torque to the wheel going up the glass. the result of the friction allows it to appear weightless, but in reality it is just friction caused by torque, like driving a car uphill defy`s gravity.
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    xbx214 Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2011 at 2:03 pm
    Wow I just got it after I saw 2 wheel pointing down and 1 sideways.. That makes enough sense.
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    Ando Male 13-17
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    January 29, 2011 at 2:44 pm
    so it`s just stuck?
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    Boredered Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2011 at 1:29 am
    Yea its just stuck
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    January 30, 2011 at 10:18 am
    Infinitly stupid machine? It`s stuck in the jar, it has nothing to do with "anti-gravity" or whatever else.
    Yeesh!
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    obeydarklord Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2011 at 2:10 pm
    it`s using gravity (weight) to suspend itself. pretty clever.
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    Merriweather Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2011 at 11:23 pm
    womp womp I thought it was way cooler than it is. It`s just wedged inside of the container. the stone creates the tension. "artist" Dan Greyber. It`s called "Cavity Mechanism #2" w/Glass Dome. 2008. Mixed. 6" x 4" x 4". also refered to as "The Beauty of Tension"
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    rncotton Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 7:27 am
    Do want!
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2011 at 7:30 am
    Chotch.
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    Tobunshi Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2011 at 3:40 pm
    5Cats, it`s just interesting. I`m sure the poster didn`t expect you to get so upset about it.
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