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    What the Foucault?

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    Last edited by MrCrassic; 03-26-09 at 06:28 AM.
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    Disappointed, I thought this thread was gonna be about pendulums.
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    Would have been much more interesting that way!

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    Senior Member MrCrassic's Avatar
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    Well, it is for y'all to discuss.
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    I like Foucault pendulums.

    One of my customers, a biotech company, has one in their lobby, which I think is very cool.

    The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago has one in one of their stairwells. Once as a kid, I was walking up the stairs just at the moment that it broke! It fell down and hit the ground. Oops.
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    phony collective progress x136's Avatar
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    Foucault's discus? That doesn't make any sense. Unless the discus is tied to a rope, I guess.


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    When I was in college at USF (U. South Florida), there was a full Foucault pendulum in the physics building, 2 stories high.

    These are about the best pictures I can find (aren't many out there). All you can really see is the moving ball at the bottom and the painted floor to show the patterns as it swings.



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    Anyone can build a Foucault Pendulum.

    Anyone with enough money that is.

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    Totally not the Foucault that I had in mind, but hey.
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    Ok then I see your Foucault and raise you one Chomsky ftw.

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    I see your Chomsky and raise you one Hegel.
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    I'll see your Hegel and raise you a Heigl.

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    Senior Member MrCrassic's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psydotek View Post
    I'll see your Hegel and raise you a Heigl.
    I've seen your Heigl and raise you a Heller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCrassic View Post
    I've seen your Heigl and raise you a Heller.
    I haven't seen your Heller before but now that i have i'll raise you a Keller.

    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    A girl once asked me to give her twelve inches and make it hurt. I had to make love to her 3 times and then punch her in the nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psydotek View Post
    I haven't seen your Heller before but now that i have i'll raise you a Keller.
    I'll see your Keller and raise you a Larson.
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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