Sunday, February 11, 2007

Round and round and round and....

This is hilarious, in a "How dizzy can we make the hamster" sort of way.
Click here to see it.
What I want to know is, what's that thing posted on the wall with the digital numbers on it? It can't possibly be a thermometer; the numbers fluctuate too wildly for that. So what is it? Any ideas? Please enlighten me, after you're done laughing at Tic and Tac.
Lesson for today: Centrifugal force (and inertia) works on rodents too!

4 comments:

Morgiana Le Fey said...

janna, you need to warn people that, if they have to pee, they should do so BEFORE watching this video...and i think the digital readout is of revolutions of the wheel per minute, because it fluxuated (sp?) with how fast that little guy was or was not going.

also--I GOT CONTACTS!!! hehehe...

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Travis said...

That was hilarious!! No idea what the counter thingy is.

Crankster said...

I'm thinking the counter measures revolutions per minute or something like that. Its fluctuations are about a beat behind those of the hamsters.

Anonymous said...

It's a 'wireless' bicycle speedometer. There is a little magnet on the wheel that leaves a speed count on the sensor on the little metal arm mounted on the wall to the left of the wheel.
I can't figure out if Tic is doing 6.8 or 68kph... probably the former though I can't see the decimal point.