I got to do a short video while visiting the awesome German Friendship Globe in West Vancouver, at Dundarave Pier. I learned about this from a video on the Veritasium Channel by Derek, and had to come see it for myself!
Facts: The globe weighs 2.5 tonnes, and has been machined to 0.02mm! It was weighed at the South Pole and offset slightly, such that, when left alone it naturally rotates around the pole star! When we arrived, it appeared to be actually doing just that!
It is as much fun to play with as it looks in the video, and then some!
Why Does The Earth Spin?
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