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Well.......Bye.... by MidEngineManiac
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Back around 1967, I got to see much of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. One display that has always stuck in my mind was the Foucault Pendulum. Suspended on a 50' steel cable from several floors up, was a giant brass bob that swung across a large circle on the floor. The path that the pendulum would take across the circle would slowly change as the day progressed. The fact was that the pendulum followed the same path throughout the day as the earth spun beneath.

The pendulum swings back and forth while Washington goes around in circles.
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Originally posted by williegoat:

Back around 1967, I got to see much of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. One display that has always stuck in my mind was the Foucault Pendulum. Suspended on a 50' steel cable from several floors up, was a giant brass bob that swung across a large circle on the floor. The path that the pendulum would take across the circle would slowly change as the day progressed. The fact was that the pendulum followed the same path throughout the day as the earth spun beneath.

The pendulum swings back and forth while Washington goes around in circles.


What a great post, willie!

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THAT'LL shut them up for a while !!

Get woke, go broke !


Cool, if it is true.
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After a quick read of the article, and seeing some of the sh!t that Netflix was attempting to perpetrate upon the viewers (we are not subscribers), I'm not surprised that they're "having difficulties".

As always, people will vote with their money.

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Originally posted by williegoat:

Back around 1967, I got to see much of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. One display that has always stuck in my mind was the Foucault Pendulum. Suspended on a 50' steel cable from several floors up, was a giant brass bob that swung across a large circle on the floor. The path that the pendulum would take across the circle would slowly change as the day progressed. The fact was that the pendulum followed the same path throughout the day as the earth spun beneath.

The pendulum swings back and forth while Washington goes around in circles.



As a child, I grew up in Washington D.C.. My dad managed the Wardman Towers Hotel, and I lived in Woodley Park. My mom would take me to the Smithsonian every other weekend. The pendulum you speak of was in the National History Museum. It was fantastic.

Unfortunately, when I moved back to the DC metro area in 2011, I discovered it's gone. For whatever reason, they removed it. A guard told me that they removed it because it was not American (it was French)... but then again, neither is the statue of liberty... so, I dunno. But it's not there anymore, and the giant hole in the floor where it used to hang in the ceiling from, is now filled in and there's a compass rose (or something) in it's place.


It was always something that I found to be fascinating... and I'd sit there until I saw it knock over one of the minute markers.


I didn't spend much time searching, but I remember the guard telling me that it was installed somewhere in Pennsylvania. Never the less... this is an article that talks about it...

https://www.si.edu/spotlight/foucault-pendulum


I guess it was removed in 1998.
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As a child, I grew up in Washington D.C.. My dad managed the Wardman Towers Hotel, and I lived in Woodley Park. My mom would take me to the Smithsonian every other weekend. The pendulum you speak of was in the National History Museum. It was fantastic.

I would say we were neighbors, but you probably weren't born yet. For about six months in '67, we lived in Silver Spring outside the beltway, after Orlando and before Ormond Beach.
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I would say we were neighbors, but you probably weren't born yet. For about six months in '67, we lived in Silver Spring outside the beltway, after Orlando and before Ormond Beach.


Haha... no, not really. I was born in the late 70s.

Do you miss Ormond Beach? When was the last time you visited those old stomping grounds? The entire state feels like it completely changes every 7-8 years. I moved to Florida in 1996... and to compare it today to what it was like back then is... almost unbelievable. There were homes, beach houses... selling right off Fort Lauderdale beach (between A1A and US-1) for like $40-80k. If only I had been more mature and responsible as an 18/19 year old... I could have saved everything I had and bought one... haha...
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Haha... no, not really. I was born in the late 70s.

Do you miss Ormond Beach? When was the last time you visited those old stomping grounds? The entire state feels like it completely changes every 7-8 years. I moved to Florida in 1996... and to compare it today to what it was like back then is... almost unbelievable. There were homes, beach houses... selling right off Fort Lauderdale beach (between A1A and US-1) for like $40-80k. If only I had been more mature and responsible as an 18/19 year old... I could have saved everything I had and bought one... haha...

I haven't been east of Dallas since I left Florida in 1969 at the age of 14.

Ormond/Daytona would have been a great place to be a teenager, but I would have gotten in so much trouble. It was a crazy scene. Out here it was more like a cross between "American Graffiti" and "That Seventies Show".
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I haven't been east of Dallas since I left Florida in 1969 at the age of 14.

Ormond/Daytona would have been a great place to be a teenager, but I would have gotten in so much trouble. It was a crazy scene. Out here it was more like a cross between "American Graffiti" and "That Seventies Show".


I was arrested by the Ormond beach PD way back in 1977. Stupid teenager stuff. Nothing a $250 fine couldn't fix. Except I was broke after that.
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I was arrested by the Ormond beach PD way back in 1977. Stupid teenager stuff. Nothing a $250 fine couldn't fix. Except I was broke after that.



Haha... In 1997, I bought an 82 Trans Am in Plantation Florida for $250 bucks. I was broke after that.
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Originally posted by williegoat:

The pendulum swings back and forth while Washington goes around in circles.


This means so much on so many levels.

You're not just a musical genius, Willie.
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