Sorry if this is the wrong forum. I looked in the FAQ, but since this isn't a homework question and doesn't fit the syntax of asking it, I thought here was the best place. If I started spinning a toy top in dead space, would the top ever stop spinning? My first guess is 'yes, it will stop,' because the motion of the top is accelerative, and in order to keep spinning must continue to accelerate in more than one direction. However, I'm not sure if I remember enough of GR to figure out where the initial energy of spinning the top ends up (or if this question is a sort of fallacy in this situation), and I did a google search before coming here where there was supposedly an experiment carried out like this to prove that the top does keep spinning. Any help here?