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I've read that if one could build an object that could span across the entire Universe, that it would become the object around which time enwraps itself.

The stated 'application' given was to use the object as a maypole, circling around it, until eventually, one will actually come up behind oneself, having traveled backwards in time.

I've always thought that a curious concept.

Where is the longest 'line', anyways?

hmm
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Does the maypole bend around to meet itself? How would one come up behind oneself...unless once one reaches the end, the balance shifts the other way, sending said back in the direction they came.

I am picturing a 'toy' here I can not quite place.



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Anyone know what I am talking about?

It had a handle, and a wheel, and would move over a set of wires.
hmm
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This?
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wave

Pinnate refers to feather-like or multi-divided features arising from both sides of a common axis.
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:waterblade:

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I've read that if one could build an object that could span across the entire Universe, that it would become the object around which time enwraps itself.

The stated 'application' given was to use the object as a maypole, circling around it, until eventually, one will actually come up behind oneself, having traveled backwards in time.

I've always thought that a curious concept.

Where is the longest 'line', anyways?

hmm
 Quoting: pi


Does the maypole bend around to meet itself? How would one come up behind oneself...unless once one reaches the end, the balance shifts the other way, sending said back in the direction they came.

I am picturing a 'toy' here I can not quite place.
hmm


The Transcontinental Railroad?
[link to en.wikipedia.org]
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Perhaps as one twirls around it, one begins to double over on oneself.

Therefore we see ourselves as a 'second' (actually one-half, were the vantage point an effective one) person swinging around the maypole as we start to 'wind backwards'.

It's always been a tough one for me to picture, so perhaps I am not conveying it properly.

I still have the book, somewhere. By Michio Kaku.



On the subject of trains and time.... there are several stories of time-bending trains on this site:

[link to www.scp-wiki.net]
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If true it would mean the the universe is like a tube and you could slide in time along the 11 dimension.
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This top toy looks cool

[link to www.levitationfun.com]
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Anyone know what I am talking about?

It had a handle, and a wheel, and would move over a set of wires.
hmm
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[link to en.m.wikipedia.org]

?
 Quoting: pi


rofl I remember those.

No. It was a bit of an optical illusion trick I think. One would adjust their hand and the wheel would slide down the wire track.

It was handheld.

:)
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OK now I remember tounge
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I've read that if one could build an object that could span across the entire Universe, that it would become the object around which time enwraps itself.

The stated 'application' given was to use the object as a maypole, circling around it, until eventually, one will actually come up behind oneself, having traveled backwards in time.

I've always thought that a curious concept.

Where is the longest 'line', anyways?

hmm
 Quoting: pi


Does the maypole bend around to meet itself? How would one come up behind oneself...unless once one reaches the end, the balance shifts the other way, sending said back in the direction they came.

I am picturing a 'toy' here I can not quite place.



 Quoting: Seer777


Anyone know what I am talking about?

It had a handle, and a wheel, and would move over a set of wires.
hmm
 Quoting: Seer777

This?
[link to www.google.com]
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cheer

Yes. :)


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This top toy looks cool

[link to www.levitationfun.com]
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This one is better
[link to www.levitron.com]
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I remember a cool toy that I guess wasn't a toy but it was glass and had color liquid in it and you wrap your hand around the bottom of it and the heat made the color bubble and rise. I never could figure out what it was called. Looking for the wheel-o reminded me of this.
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This top toy looks cool

[link to www.levitationfun.com]
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This one is better
[link to www.levitron.com]
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That is pretty awesome
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I remember a cool toy that I guess wasn't a toy but it was glass and had color liquid in it and you wrap your hand around the bottom of it and the heat made the color bubble and rise. I never could figure out what it was called. Looking for the wheel-o reminded me of this.
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I remember those. It would boil, just from the heat of your hand...
Difficulties strengthen the Mind as labor does the body...
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This top toy looks cool

[link to www.levitationfun.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27543704


This one is better
[link to www.levitron.com]
 Quoting: Metatron Phi


That is pretty awesome
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It's like a bey blade in the airrofl
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I remember a cool toy that I guess wasn't a toy but it was glass and had color liquid in it and you wrap your hand around the bottom of it and the heat made the color bubble and rise. I never could figure out what it was called. Looking for the wheel-o reminded me of this.
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Galileo thermometer is similar
[link to en.wikipedia.org]

also the drinking bird.
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I remember a cool toy that I guess wasn't a toy but it was glass and had color liquid in it and you wrap your hand around the bottom of it and the heat made the color bubble and rise. I never could figure out what it was called. Looking for the wheel-o reminded me of this.
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Mine was built into a pen tounge
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I remember a cool toy that I guess wasn't a toy but it was glass and had color liquid in it and you wrap your hand around the bottom of it and the heat made the color bubble and rise. I never could figure out what it was called. Looking for the wheel-o reminded me of this.
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I remember those. It would boil, just from the heat of your hand...
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Yeah that was it. I really liked it. I don't know if they make them anymore.
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This top toy looks cool

[link to www.levitationfun.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27543704


This one is better
[link to www.levitron.com]
 Quoting: Metatron Phi


That is pretty awesome
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27543704


It is a bit of work to get is set up an balanced. But cool if you take the time. I see the have a new sinner starter thing. That would be handy.
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I remember a cool toy that I guess wasn't a toy but it was glass and had color liquid in it and you wrap your hand around the bottom of it and the heat made the color bubble and rise. I never could figure out what it was called. Looking for the wheel-o reminded me of this.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27543704

Galileo thermometer is similar
[link to en.wikipedia.org]

also the drinking bird.
 Quoting: Metatron Phi


Found it, is called a hand boiler. I forgot it boils, thanks Seer.

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

Those are neat thermometers. cool2
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Does the maypole bend around to meet itself? How would one come up behind oneself...unless once one reaches the end, the balance shifts the other way, sending said back in the direction they came.

I am picturing a 'toy' here I can not quite place.
hmm


The Transcontinental Railroad?
[link to en.wikipedia.org]
 Quoting: Seer777


we discovered this concerning maypoles

Bringing in the May

The Maypole epitomizes the spirit of the religions that prevailed in northern Europe before Christianity was adopted and provides an ideal test case for the methodology employed in a comparative study of myth and ritual.

The annual festival of cutting down the Maypole tree in the forest and setting it up in the town square has survived in some places and was revived in countless others, mostly in southern Germany, northeastern France, and western Czechia. But unfortunately, despite the resilience of the symbol, as little is known about the Maypole’s origins and symbolism as of the lost Germanic religions themselves.

It is imperative for all scholarly theories to distinguish rigorously between two processes of reasoning, known as induction and deduction, with corresponding “bottom-up” and “top-down” approaches to data. While the results suggested through deductive analysis often square nicely with those obtained through inductive analysis, intellectual stalemate is reached at other times. The Maypole, as well as its colleague, the Christmas tree, and countless other aspects of post-medieval folk tradition, exemplifies such an impasse.

A careful historian of religion adhering to a bottom-up approach to his research collects as much data as possible on Maypole festivities then draws his or her conclusions based on these findings alone, working backwards in time. He or she finds that the Maypole has not been attested any earlier than the late Middle Ages and vanishingly little information survives regarding the function or significance of the symbol.

Just what was the Maypole meant to signify? The inductive thinker reaches a dead end and, erring on the side of caution, is bound to describe the Maypole as a recent folklore item of uncertain origins and uncertain meaning...............
 Quoting: observation

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A flowerbud, or a cocoon, is what it reminds me of.
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Does the maypole bend around to meet itself? How would one come up behind oneself...unless once one reaches the end, the balance shifts the other way, sending said back in the direction they came.

I am picturing a 'toy' here I can not quite place.



 Quoting: Seer777


Anyone know what I am talking about?

It had a handle, and a wheel, and would move over a set of wires.
hmm
 Quoting: Seer777

This?
[link to www.google.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27543704


cheer

Yes. :)


[link to www.youtube.com]
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So the wire would be the may pole?
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I remember a cool toy that I guess wasn't a toy but it was glass and had color liquid in it and you wrap your hand around the bottom of it and the heat made the color bubble and rise. I never could figure out what it was called. Looking for the wheel-o reminded me of this.
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Mine was built into a pen tounge
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Very cool. I want one. I would imagine the 'glass' was probably deemed 'unsafe'.


Who here was ever successful at getting the slinky to go all the way down the stairs without stopping?


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This top toy looks cool

[link to www.levitationfun.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27543704


This one is better
[link to www.levitron.com]
 Quoting: Metatron Phi


That is pretty awesome
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27543704


It is a bit of work to get is set up an balanced. But cool if you take the time. I see the have a new sinner starter thing. That would be handy.
 Quoting: Metatron Phi


I have no idea what a sinner starter is. The only thing that came up was a cigarette starter kitlol
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I remember a cool toy that I guess wasn't a toy but it was glass and had color liquid in it and you wrap your hand around the bottom of it and the heat made the color bubble and rise. I never could figure out what it was called. Looking for the wheel-o reminded me of this.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27543704

Galileo thermometer is similar
[link to en.wikipedia.org]

also the drinking bird.
 Quoting: Metatron Phi


Found it, is called a hand boiler. I forgot it boils, thanks Seer.

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

Those are neat thermometers. cool2
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27543704


Awesome recall.

A hand boiler or love meter is a glass sculpture used as an experimental tool to demonstrate Charles's Law and vapour-liquid equilibrium or as a collector's item to measure love.

It consists of a lower bulb containing a volatile liquid and a mixture of gases that is connected usually by a twisting glass tube that connects to an upper or "receiving" glass bulb.



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I have successfully untangled a slinky.

Have a good night guys.
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It is a bit of work to get is set up an balanced. But cool if you take the time. I see the have a new sinner starter thing. That would be handy.
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I have no idea what a sinner starter is. The only thing that came up was a cigarette starter kitlol
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lmao

I think he miss the 'p'.

lol.
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Anyone know what I am talking about?

It had a handle, and a wheel, and would move over a set of wires.
hmm
 Quoting: Seer777

This?
[link to www.google.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27543704


cheer

Yes. :)


[link to www.youtube.com]
 Quoting: Seer777

So the wire would be the may pole?
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Perhaps if we imagine it on one dimension.

hmm
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I have successfully untangled a slinky.

Have a good night guys.
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hi
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This one is better
[link to www.levitron.com]
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That is pretty awesome
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27543704


It is a bit of work to get is set up an balanced. But cool if you take the time. I see the have a new sinner starter thing. That would be handy.
 Quoting: Metatron Phi


I have no idea what a sinner starter is. The only thing that came up was a cigarette starter kitlol
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Spinner. stupid spell check.
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I have successfully untangled a slinky.

Have a good night guys.
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I have not, but I have seen one go all the way down the stairs

;P

NN.

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I remember a cool toy that I guess wasn't a toy but it was glass and had color liquid in it and you wrap your hand around the bottom of it and the heat made the color bubble and rise. I never could figure out what it was called. Looking for the wheel-o reminded me of this.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27543704

Galileo thermometer is similar
[link to en.wikipedia.org]

also the drinking bird.
 Quoting: Metatron Phi


Found it, is called a hand boiler. I forgot it boils, thanks Seer.

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

Those are neat thermometers. cool2
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27543704


Awesome recall.

A hand boiler or love meter is a glass sculpture used as an experimental tool to demonstrate Charles's Law and vapour-liquid equilibrium or as a collector's item to measure love.

It consists of a lower bulb containing a volatile liquid and a mixture of gases that is connected usually by a twisting glass tube that connects to an upper or "receiving" glass bulb.



[link to www.youtube.com]

flower
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Nice. I think I had a red one.banana2
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So the wire would be the may pole?
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Well I was thinking of how it moves back and forth. With enough momentum.


Reminds of this I watched the other day...


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Awesome recall.

A hand boiler or love meter is a glass sculpture used as an experimental tool to demonstrate Charles's Law and vapour-liquid equilibrium or as a collector's item to measure love.

It consists of a lower bulb containing a volatile liquid and a mixture of gases that is connected usually by a twisting glass tube that connects to an upper or "receiving" glass bulb.



[link to www.youtube.com]

flower
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Nice. I think I had a red one.banana2
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Charles's law

Charles's law (also known as the law of volumes) is an experimental gas law which describes how gases tend to expand when heated. A modern statement of Charles's law is:

The volume of a given mass of an ideal gas is directly proportional to its temperature on the absolute temperature scale (in Kelvin) if pressure and the amount of gas remain constant; that is, the volume of the gas increases or decreases by the same factor as its temperature.

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

[link to en.wikipedia.org] <---animation.

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Well I was thinking of how it moves back and forth. With enough momentum.


Reminds of this I watched the other day...


[link to www.youtube.com]
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