August 26, 2005

Foot Circles

Go ahead, try it:

1. While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles with it.

2. Now, while doing this, draw the number "6" in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction!

Same thing happens with the left foot. Can you keep your foot going clockwise?

Can anyone explain the mechanisms in play here?

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Posted by Steve on August 26, 2005

OK, that's just weird! I'm curious as to why that happens.

Posted by Sunidesus at August 26, 2005 12:17 PM

I'd forgotten about this one. It's just weird...

Posted by Scott at August 26, 2005 12:33 PM

Freaky Deaky.

Posted by Donna at August 26, 2005 6:59 PM

Ummmmm...not a problem on the right. Got a backward six on the left (foot kept going OK, but drew the 6 in the air backwards). Does that mean I'm weird? (Don't answer that).

Posted by Caitlin at August 28, 2005 5:28 PM
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