Anti-centrifugal effect

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I have a pot with water and some large particles lying on the bottom. When I stirr the water in a circular motion and then let the particles settle, they all gather in the center of the pot. Why is that so?
 
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Thanks for the solution!

Btw, that reminds me of another simpler effect: Apparently when a van with helium balloons accelerates, the ballons move to the front :) Bouyancy I suppose.
 

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