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A rattleback, also known as an "anagyre", "celt", "Celtic stone", "rattlerock", "spin bar", "wobble stone" or "wobblestone" and by the product names "ARK," "Bizzaro Swirls," "RATTLEBACKS," "Space Pet" and "Space Toy," is a semi-ellipsoidal top which will spin on its axis in a preferred direction. But, if spun in the opposite direction, it becomes unstable, "rattles", stops and reverses its spin to the preferred direction. This spin-reversal motion seems, at first sight, to violate the angular-momentum conservation law of physics. Moreover, for most rattlebacks, the motion will happen when the rattleback is spun in one direction, but not when spun in the other. These two peculiarities make the rattleback a physical curiosity that has excited human imagination since prehistorical times.
garrett105 years ago
I bought my rattleback at hobby lobby.
covey126 years ago
strumbot6 years ago
it wobbles because the axis is formed skew of the center line
Pumpkin$7 years ago
not ebay..... probably glencoe science, my teacher has some in a cabinet
i have 1 and i made a sort of pull-starter for it so it could spin faster
what is that black thing in the back ground called
usually called magic/levitating pen it works with repelling magnets in the base and pen
TO EBAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
damasta7 years ago
nice levitating pen/tops (I don't know) in the background
Hellchild7 years ago
whats with the scary music?
Impending Boom
oh, that sucks...
Awesome.... too much cool stuff.