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Physics question for the brainiacs

  1. Feb 13, 2012 #1
    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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  3. Feb 13, 2012 #2

    berkeman

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    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?
     
  4. Feb 13, 2012 #3

    berkeman

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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 [Broken]

    Is that what you are asking about?
     
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  5. Feb 13, 2012 #4
    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 :/
     
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  7. Feb 13, 2012 #6

    ZapperZ

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    I'm just waiting for the part where it "... could increase mankinds understanding of the universe.... "

    Zz.
     
  8. Feb 13, 2012 #7

    berkeman

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    :rofl:
     
  9. Feb 14, 2012 #8
    I hate to break it to you guys but...

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQGmYE_KLUFdPbjdthiVQWuvwASarKmj_z8UNS-UV7BCDstivNt.jpg
     
  10. Feb 14, 2012 #9
    I think it's more likely that he was just trying to make a joke :P
     
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