rattleback (Q1738399)

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semi-ellipsoidal top which will rotate on its axis in a preferred direction. If spun in the opposite direction, it becomes unstable, "rattles" to a stop and reverses its spin to the preferred direction
  • anagyre
  • celt
  • Celtic stone
  • rebellious celt
  • rattlerock
  • spin bar
  • Robinson Reverser
  • wobble stone
  • wobblestone
  • ARK
  • Bizzaro Swirl
  • RATTLEBACK
  • Space Pet
  • Space Toy
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rattleback
semi-ellipsoidal top which will rotate on its axis in a preferred direction. If spun in the opposite direction, it becomes unstable, "rattles" to a stop and reverses its spin to the preferred direction
  • anagyre
  • celt
  • Celtic stone
  • rebellious celt
  • rattlerock
  • spin bar
  • Robinson Reverser
  • wobble stone
  • wobblestone
  • ARK
  • Bizzaro Swirl
  • RATTLEBACK
  • Space Pet
  • Space Toy

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Rattleback in action.ogv
35 s, 640 × 480; 2.82 MB
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Celtic rattlebacks
 
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