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Ray Hall
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the mirascope
I saw my first mirascope upon my initial visit to the Exploratorium when I was eight. I can still recall my astonishment. The exhibit entices you to pick up an illuminated spring, about four centimeters high and two centimeters in diameter— yet when you rea...

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the tippe-top
Perhaps the most famous of physics toys: the tippe-top . Give this mushroom shaped top a spin on a semi-smooth surface and it will not only invert but change spin direction as it jumps onto its stem. Here is a precision tippe-top made of aluminum in action:...

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SPINPAL Mini Fidget Toy
@physicsfun Highlighted New Toy: Join the Kickstarter campaign and get one for $10 (retail $15): Click here for details: Spinpal Mini The Physics: Three heavy steel spheres provide substantial rotational inertia along with precision bearings provide long sp...

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<font size=6>the Swinging Sticks</font>
Special offer for @physicsfun followers: $10 dollars off and free worldwide shipping Use this Coupon code: PHYSICSFUN @GeelongShopcom has kindly offered to share a special coupon code with all of my Instagram followers. The above code will provide free worl...

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Welcome IG friends
Welcome to my orphaned blog! I hope to resume weekly posts in the coming months.


Since October of 2013 I have been posting about 5 IG posts per week as a means of showcasing my collection of physics toys and enigmatic objects of science. My posts are pri...

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the tippe-top
Perhaps the most famous of physics toys: the tippe-top . Give this mushroom shaped top a spin on a semi-smooth surface and it will not only invert but change spin direction as it jumps onto its stem. Here is a precision tippe-top made of aluminum in action:...

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physics as the real magic
I have a collection that I wish to share, a collection of more than 200 physics toys : Objects that display some startling, unexpected behavior that can be described by the laws of physics as we currently understand them. To start the blog off — here is a q...

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the radiometer
My fascination with the radiometer began in the gift shop if the Griffith Observatory and Museum after and exciting day that included giant tesla coils and a showcase Foucault pendulum. On a glass shelf in a glass display case near the cashier was what look...

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the mirascope
I saw my first mirascope upon my initial visit to the Exploratorium when I was eight, and I was astonished. The exhibit entices you to pick up an illuminated spring, about four centimeters high and two centimeters in diameter— yet when you reached out to to...

the Levitron
Few phenomena grasp our attention as does the act of levitation— so counter to our expectations that gravity has cemented within us, we m...
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