Girl spins on escalator

oxdottirsays...

>> ^MarineGunrock:
nochannel happy femme comedy
How the hell is this science? And what part of this discusses engineering or demonstrates it?


Geeze, MG. She's using matched linear forces to provide a rotational spin, and the escalator gadget is being used emmergently. I'm slapping those channels back on, and if the science channel guy wants to eject it, let him. But as the engineering channel guidance counselor, THAT one stays!

deathcowsays...

This is cool and I think it's pure science. For example, it would be interesting also to rub her down in various oils and see how it affects the results. Or underwear versus no underwear for example. What would happen?

Crosswordssays...

>> ^spoco2:
>> ^NordlichReiter:
This is eia

Oh it so is NOT... man that's an overused tag... this was not particularly life threatening, she didn't even hurt herself, and demonstrated a knowledge of how things work.
NO EIA... argh.



I myself was waiting for her nice long hair to get caught in the moving hand rail, while she was dragged down by mechanical forces shrieking as her scalp was being ripped away from her skull.

xxovercastxxsays...

>> ^oxdottir:
>>Geeze, MG. She's using matched linear forces to provide a rotational spin, and the escalator gadget is being used emmergently. I'm slapping those channels back on, and if the science channel guy wants to eject it, let him. But as the engineering channel guidance counselor, THAT one stays!


By that standard we could mark probably every video on the sift as science and/or engineering. Show me a video that doesn't feature gravitational forces in action. Show me a video that doesn't feature a lever, wheel & axle, or an inclined plane somewhere.

Science is usually rigorously enforced, thankfully. A number of the other channels are becoming catch-alls or the channel owner's favorites list. The frickin woohoo channel even says "anything else that we find suitable.." right in its description.

oxdottirsays...

Specious argument. Yes, many videos have gravity in them, no those videos don't usually show the existence of gravity producing a novel or surprising result. Should the Science Channel owner disagree, I would not complain.

I created the engineering channel partly out of frustration that there was no appropriate venue for cool gadgets, cool use of technology, and discussions of same. This is smack dab in the intended area, and I would know that better than anyone. Which doesn't of course, keep you from being snippy, but that's the interwebs.

oxdottirsays...

I removed those channels. If their owners really wanted them in, I wouldn't complain.

I am clearly from a different planet from some of you. To extend the metaphore above, a video that contained gravity as part of the world is not worthy of a science tag. A video taken of two disparate sized objects that were dropped off the tower of Pisa and which landed at the same time would be, even if no words were spoken. Rembar, whatever you want is fine with me.

NordlichReitersays...

So if she fell on her head or got a broken arm ... not EIA?

There is a reason we don't see people doing this stupid crap every day.

>> ^spoco2:
>> ^NordlichReiter:
This is eia

Oh it so is NOT... man that's an overused tag... this was not particularly life threatening, she didn't even hurt herself, and demonstrated a knowledge of how things work.
NO EIA... argh.

budzossays...

>> ^spoco2:
>> ^NordlichReiter:
This is eia

Oh it so is NOT... man that's an overused tag... this was not particularly life threatening, she didn't even hurt herself, and demonstrated a knowledge of how things work.
NO EIA... argh.


WRONG. Although it looks like harmless fun, this is absolutely Evolution In Action.

Watch closely right at the end when she's dismounting. That's the dangerous moment. She comes within inches of having her hips caught sideways between the two belts. If she was unlucky, this could easily crush her pelvis, snap or dislocate her upper legs. If she got caught lower it could give her serious fractures to the ribcage and possible spinal damage, death by suffocation, etc.

xxovercastxxsays...

>> ^oxdottir:
[...] I created the engineering channel partly out of frustration that there was no appropriate venue for cool gadgets, cool use of technology, and discussions of same. [...] Which doesn't of course, keep you from being snippy, but that's the interwebs.


And I would enjoy a home for gadgets and interesting technology. This video is just someone being goofy on an escalator. Maybe it's what you had it mind when you created the channel; as you say, only you know that for sure; but it's not what I think of when I think "engineering". If there was some explanation of said "matched linear forces" and perhaps ways they are put to more practical use, then I'd think engineering. "Practical ends" is the key part of the definition of engineering. You may argue she's applying science and math principals here, but there's no practical application in sight.

There's no snipping here. I'm just saying categories are pointless if they're not well defined.

oxdottirsays...

I agree with much you say, and I admit my view of engineering may be too broad from many people's point of view, but to me, all it needs to be engineering is the application of science to change the world--including for totally trivial changes such as stuff and nonsense.

I like elegant pranks. I enjoyed ditch day (I'm a Techer). I enjoy Rube Goldberg machines that do nothing but look cool. I like this use of a machine for a completely unintended, possibly dangerous, but very cool result. It's an application of basic physics, using the machine. and the thought that anyone would not think it germane to engineering floors me.

gwiz665says...

>> ^Crosswords:
I myself was waiting for her nice long hair to get caught in the moving hand rail, while she was dragged down by mechanical forces shrieking as her scalp was being ripped away from her skull.


Dark... I was just waiting for her shirt to get caught and pulled off, 2 sides of the same coin, I suppose.

zorsays...

I predict a chubby girl stuck between the glass railings of a shopping mall escalator near you. Or a guy. Either that, or they will erect a post or raised barrier between them to stop you from doing that.
-this video sift submission qualifies as awesome. Props to the poster.

fdisksays...

Man, and I thought that little spinning pipe during my Kermit transfers was entertaining. Forget the stupid little ball chasing it's tail -- *That* should be the progress spinner on Firefox! Who has the mad Firefox scripting skills to set that up?

11714says...

I think you science boys need to climb off the high horsies and enjoy the show! :-D OR we can argue pointlessly about the science of all things un scientific. The choice is yours :-)

deathcowsays...

> or they will erect a post

Indeed, perhaps she will leave a trail of freshly erected posts behind her as she spins her way from town to town.

Dag, I suspect the escalators in the Southern hemisphere will spin you in the opposite direction due to the Coriolis effect. In fact, you should exercise extreme caution because the effect in the Southern hemispher may be to turn you inside out as opposed to round and round.

fdisksays...

Was that a set up deathcow? I'll bite.

I suspect she already left a trail of freshly erected posts, both at the original venue and among some of the male sift viewers judging by the comments.

8369says...

I'd love to try this myself, but I can only see things ending horribly.

"Listen, not a year goes by, not a year, that I don't hear about some escalator accident involving some bastard kid which could have easily been avoided had some parent - I don't care which one - but some parent conditioned him to fear and respect that escalator." - Mallrats

rembarsays...

>> ^oxdottir:
Yes, many videos have gravity in them, no those videos don't usually show the existence of gravity producing a novel or surprising result.


That's my belief too. The application of well-established rules creating a surprising result is one of the most rewarding experiences science can offer, and for this reason, this sift gets to stay in Science.

Thanks for the concerns, though, guys and gals. Science stays a pretty clean channel because of all your input, so keep a sharp lookout.

nibiyabisays...

Really should be *eia. Escalators are extremely dangerous and using them in this fashion makes them all the more so.

But I have to admit, that is a really cool effect.

thinker247says...

It reminds me of a Bill Hicks joke:

Bill: "How about a show where we travel around the world, then hunt and kill Billy Ray Cyrus?"

Network Executive: "Will there be titties?"

Bill: "Uh, sure!"

Network Exec: "Get this man a check!"

>> ^blankfist:
One of the funniest comedians in the world dies, and his video cannot pass one of a girl rolling around on an escalator.

Kruposays...

>> ^xxovercastxx:
>> ^oxdottir:
>>Geeze, MG. She's using matched linear forces to provide a rotational spin, and the escalator gadget is being used emmergently. I'm slapping those channels back on, and if the science channel guy wants to eject it, let him. But as the engineering channel guidance counselor, THAT one stays!

By that standard we could mark probably every video on the sift as science and/or engineering. Show me a video that doesn't feature gravitational forces in action. Show me a video that doesn't feature a lever, wheel & axle, or an inclined plane somewhere.
Science is usually rigorously enforced, thankfully. A number of the other channels are becoming catch-alls or the channel owner's favorites list. The frickin woohoo channel even says "anything else that we find suitable.." right in its description.


DAMN RIGHT!



[Krupo resists urge to tag this video in the woohoo channel... reasoning: she succeeds]

The other rationale for not getting a woohoo tag, in general, is when the video features ENEMIES of Matt Groening (it being the MG & Friends Appreciation Society).

>> ^swampgirl:
HA! http://www.videosift.com/video/Kids-Try-The-Escalator-Spin-Trick
Ok, it got more than 20 votes..but essentially this proves my point


He fails. Upvote AND inclusion in the MG&FAS Woohoo family of videos (reason: aforementioned minor epic FAIL).



Don't be bitter SG, we're upvoting this one more because she's successful at it.

Kruposays...

>> ^swampgirl:
Did you read bitter in my comments. nah.. it's all affectionate observation


Oh, I didn't read any bitter. I was just heading off the building feelings that get generated by making too many affectionate observations.

BTW, the crazy stupid kids made top 15 too. Go idiots!


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