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Physics question for the brainiacs

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Physics whizz
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Feb13-12, 03:52 PM
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I am writing today as a fellow physicist and would like to ask,
As I am conducting a very important test which I believe could increase mankinds understanding of the universe,
So my question is,
What is that long word called where you can spin an olive in a glass without touching the olive?!?!?!?!?!?
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Feb13-12, 04:01 PM
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I am writing today as a fellow physicist and would like to ask,
As I am conducting a very important test which I believe could increase mankinds understanding of the universe,
So my question is,
What is that long word called where you can spin an olive in a glass without touching the olive?!?!?!?!?!?
Welcome to the PF.

Can you please be more specific? Can you provide any web pointers to a YouTube video or something to help us help you on this question? Where have you seen this?
berkeman
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Feb13-12, 04:04 PM
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I did a Google Images search on "spin an olive in a glass", and got a couple hits on bartending tricks. See trick #2 in this link:

http://tommen.hubpages.com/hub/Cool-Magic-Tricks

Is that what you are asking about?

Physics whizz
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Feb13-12, 04:04 PM
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Physics question for the brainiacs

I have tried searching for it but as I can't think of the actual name for it it won't show me any results as to what I'm looking for.
All I really can think of is the example of if you place an olive, grapeor something like that onto a table and place a glass around it, and then start spinning the glass, what is the name of what the affect is. Sorry I can't be that specific :/
Joncon
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Feb13-12, 04:49 PM
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I take it this is what you mean? Centripetal force

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clxceK5BevE
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Feb13-12, 04:57 PM
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I'm just waiting for the part where it "... could increase mankinds understanding of the universe.... "

Zz.
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Feb13-12, 04:58 PM
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I'm just waiting for the part where it "... could increase mankinds understanding of the universe.... "

Zz.
JHamm
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Feb14-12, 06:32 AM
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I hate to break it to you guys but...

SHISHKABOB
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Feb14-12, 11:44 AM
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I hate to break it to you guys but...

I think it's more likely that he was just trying to make a joke :P


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