Friday, March 11, 2011


Why Won't The Room Stop Spinning?

Because the house is rotating to maximize your exposure to the sun! Check it out: this spinning home was built in 1903 for an exhibition in Paris. Basically it's just a regular house built on top of a turntable. The idea was that by rotating slowly throughout the day it would provide, "the sunlight needed to create a more healthful and sanitary home." It'd probably be so fun to live in, until the day when it started spinning out of control, and you and all of your belongings got plastered to the wall — like on one of those carnival rides where the room whirls around and the floors drop away.

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Neat! Like a really pretty gravitron.


You say "just a regular house built on top of a turntable" so casually that for a second it almost made sense.

How annoying would it be to not know where the door is? And what happens at night? And why am I asking stupid questions about a rotating house?


If you find the room spinning and you haven't been to an amusement park, a friend told me to keep one foot on the floor at all times.

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