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(YouTube) Video It's either the most boring or the most mesmerizing video you'll ever see. A dime rolling on a treadmill continuously for almost an hour   (youtube.com) divider line 28
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2013-02-16 10:33:38 AM
Is this a different coin than the one that was posted yesterday?

Or does this one not have the string visible?
 
2013-02-16 10:36:25 AM
/guesses the videographer is from Seminole, OK.
 
2013-02-16 10:43:04 AM
It's a nickel.
 
2013-02-16 10:46:56 AM
i47.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-16 10:47:26 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: Is this a different coin than the one that was posted yesterday?

Or does this one not have the string visible?


?

lewismarktwo: It's a nickel.


I came here to say this. Subby must get short-changed a lot.


About 57 minutes in, I half-expected the coin to suddenly veer back into the frame to make a stunning comeback.

I hope nobody missed the gorilla that runs through the screen at one point.
 
2013-02-16 10:56:10 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: Is this a different coin than the one that was posted yesterday?

Or does this one not have the string visible?


I hated nickel back then it wasn't popular
 
2013-02-16 11:28:43 AM

LewDux: tenpoundsofcheese: Is this a different coin than the one that was posted yesterday?

Or does this one not have the string visible?

I hated nickel back then it wasn't popular


I'm still astounded they ever gained popularity in the first place.
 
2013-02-16 12:24:27 PM
Umm.. how did the coin move towards the left without any input of energy?  If the treadmill was going at a constant speed even with the most ideal conditions, the coin would move to the right because of friction and loss of energy.
 
2013-02-16 12:30:24 PM

SurelyShirley: [i47.tinypic.com image 500x276]


i52.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-16 12:37:27 PM
I could only watch the first 10 seconds... how did it end?
 
2013-02-16 12:37:48 PM
So this is that 'Community' show everyone is talking aboot
 
2013-02-16 01:27:26 PM
Well thank god there's an hour's worth of *that* taking up space in the cloud.
 
2013-02-16 01:27:59 PM

BenJammin: I could only watch the first 10 seconds... how did it end?


Money shot.
 
2013-02-16 01:52:17 PM

BenJammin: I could only watch the first 10 seconds... how did it end?


At the end someone in a mask jumps in the frame and says, "Boo!"
 
2013-02-16 01:59:43 PM
Fake. Because i don't want to live in a world where someone would do that.
 
2013-02-16 02:11:58 PM
Is his hair real? It sure scares me

/LOVED the gorilla bit!
 
2013-02-16 02:28:04 PM
Nickels have smooth, flat, even edges. Novel, but not amazing.
 
2013-02-16 02:38:33 PM

YodaBlues: SurelyShirley: [i47.tinypic.com image 500x276]

[i52.tinypic.com image 490x360]


Match point.
 
2013-02-16 03:51:45 PM

IDisME: BenJammin: I could only watch the first 10 seconds... how did it end?

Money shot.


Well played.
 
2013-02-16 03:57:10 PM

PsyLord: Umm.. how did the coin move towards the left without any input of energy?  If the treadmill was going at a constant speed even with the most ideal conditions, the coin would move to the right because of friction and loss of energy.


Notice that the bookshelf in the background doesn't look quite level? The treadmill isn't flat. If you set the incline on the treadmill just right, theoretically the slight increase in speed from gravity should match the slight decrease in speed from friction.

And as far as the coin sometimes moving left, sometimes right: The motors in treadmills aren't perfectly consistent.
 
2013-02-16 04:04:42 PM
Skip forward to the 25:30 mark.  Hilarious
 
2013-02-16 07:35:14 PM

KickahaOta: PsyLord: Umm.. how did the coin move towards the left without any input of energy?  If the treadmill was going at a constant speed even with the most ideal conditions, the coin would move to the right because of friction and loss of energy.

Notice that the bookshelf in the background doesn't look quite level? The treadmill isn't flat. If you set the incline on the treadmill just right, theoretically the slight increase in speed from gravity should match the slight decrease in speed from friction.

And as far as the coin sometimes moving left, sometimes right: The motors in treadmills aren't perfectly consistent.



Theoretically, you would then be able to do this with anything smooth and circular, like a marble or ball, or even a can of tuna. But you can't.

I'm going with someone adjusting the speed for the back and forth motion, and air to keep it from rolling off the sides.
 
2013-02-16 07:36:21 PM

Rich Cream: do this with anything smooth and circular, like a marble or ball, or even a can of tuna.


Gyroscopic forces notwithstanding.
 
2013-02-17 12:42:50 AM
I see the coin never took off and flew... damn MythBusters.
 
2013-02-17 12:45:57 AM

MizzouGuy: Skip forward to the 25:30 mark.  Hilarious


Gene Masseth would be proud.
 
2013-02-17 02:09:04 AM

KickahaOta: PsyLord: Umm.. how did the coin move towards the left without any input of energy?  If the treadmill was going at a constant speed even with the most ideal conditions, the coin would move to the right because of friction and loss of energy.

Notice that the bookshelf in the background doesn't look quite level? The treadmill isn't flat. If you set the incline on the treadmill just right, theoretically the slight increase in speed from gravity should match the slight decrease in speed from friction.

And as far as the coin sometimes moving left, sometimes right: The motors in treadmills aren't perfectly consistent.


The motors? Really?
What about the a/c frequency input from the power company???

The moving tread is far from a perfect flat plane.
The odds of the same two points on the tread and coin connecting more than once are astronomical.

It is just a disc rolling down a long, flat enough, fake hill.
The centrifugal force of the disc spinning keeps it upright.
 
2013-02-17 02:34:34 AM

dickfreckle: IDisME: BenJammin: I could only watch the first 10 seconds... how did it end?

Money shot.

Well played.


I agree. +1
 
2013-02-17 08:48:48 PM

LoneVVolf: Fake. Because i don't want to live in a world where someone would do that.


They see me rollin', they hatin'.
 
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