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Old 2013-01-08, 17:25
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'Tis why we call it gyroscopic stiffness. If you set anything rotating, the angular momentum gives rise to this weird kind of force. Although it's not really that strange; face to face I usually have no problem explaining it in a couple of minutes to people who've never studied physics beyond elementary school. But it's pretty neat, and imensly useful.
Listening to Cannibal Corpse and cutting trees with a chainsaw, now that's metal

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