Why does a spinning skater speed up when she pulls her arms closer to her body? It's the same phenomenon that causes the carousel in the video to rotate faster when the students move towards the center. And that phenomenon is in fact one of the fundamental principles of physics, known around the planet as "conservation of momentum." Here, in particular, we have a beautiful demonstration of conservation of angular momentum.
A strong stomach's only half the battle when it comes to setting the world record for head spinning
By Gregory MonePosted 01.30.2008 at 3:09 pm 0 Comments
Wow. Its hard to say whether this skill is a talent or a curse. Either way, the two contestants in this attempt at the world record for most head-spins in sixty seconds must have seriously strong stomachs.