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Egg shaped piece of chocolate today

  1. Dec 15, 2003 #1
    I had this egg shaped piece of chocolate today and I spun it on the table when it was lying on its side. If I spun it hard enough, then it would start on its side, then move up until it was spinning on its point, then it would fall back dowm onto its side. Why does this happen?
     
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  3. Dec 15, 2003 #2

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    If I understand what you're saying right, it's probably just gyroscopic precession.

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  4. Dec 15, 2003 #3
    And gyroscopic precession is what?
    BTW Thank you for being so detailed.
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  5. Dec 15, 2003 #4

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