Novelties, Toys & Games

Novelties, Toys & Games

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"Hurricane Balls"

This was a gift from Tim Rowett to John Davenport and other attendees at James Dalgety's puzzle party on 9 June 2001. The idea is to spin the two ball bearings (which are welded together) on a flat surface, and then speed up the spinning rate by blowing on them using the pipe. The balls can be accelerated to an incredibly high rotational speed. The Hurricane Balls were sold by Grand Illusions with LED torches to create amazing illumination patterns.

    • Date
    • Circa 2001
    • Size
    • People_or_organisations
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    • Novelties
    • Category
    • NTJ
    • Ref._no.
    • N1646 W181

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