The Turntable Paradox

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What happens when you put a ball or disc on its edge on a rotating turntable? Clue: it doesn't fly off like a penny laid flat on it would.

Fascinating physics demonstration by Steve Mould that a lot of people won't know about.

Nerd level: high.

 

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OMG!! That is so cool! Very interesting on how you can manipulate the ball to stay in place and match the speed of the turntable too. I would have liked to know about this example in physics a long time ago....might have prevented some unexpected flying projectile calamities in my real life. ;)
 

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might have prevented some unexpected flying projectile calamities in my real life. ;)
Oh do tell! 😛

I actually didn't know that the system would behave like this. I thought I knew all the basic physics there was to know, but there's clearly more. Would be fascinating to learn about other new things like this.
 
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