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Downhill Rotation Race

Which will roll downhill faster, a water filled bottle or an ice filled bottle? Give your best nerd guess.

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Downhill Rotation Race. Which will roll downhill faster, a water filled bottle or an ice filled bottle? Give your best nerd guess.
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gibb0
Male, 13-17, Europe
 187 Posts
Thursday, July 7, 2011 5:46:18 PM
Water IS correct, if Mr video maker doesn't start changing his experiment half way -_-
And it makes sense, that if the water is moving as a whole because there is no air, it will move faster than if the water is also flowing around the bottle at the same time.
Builds more momentum or something? I haven`t got a clue but that feels right to me...

rogue_knight
Male, 40-49, Western US
 869 Posts
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 10:58:15 AM
Apparently ice does unless the water has extra air in the bottle. More exciting nerd info if you vote and follow it on youtube..

CitrusCircus
Female, 13-17, Europe
 182 Posts
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 3:36:02 PM
I guessed water. Forgive my ignorance, but doesn't there have to be a right answer unless they both roll at the same speed? Also doesn`t adding air into the liquid filled bottle make the experiment void?

the-x-ray
Male, 30-39, Europe
 89 Posts
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 11:48:03 AM
oh man.. it's just normal that a sealed bottle goes faster than one with a hole with air in it, because the one with air in it it will move it`s weight back and forth and is not as straight then, that`s all it`s about.

meepmaker
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 6716 Posts
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 8:36:12 AM
Water.

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