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A perpetual notion
April 1, 2011 2:37 AM   Subscribe

Video evidence supports the possibility of perpetual motion.

Some history about this. (Previously.)
posted by twoleftfeet (22 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
April Fool's?
posted by XhaustedProphet at 2:43 AM on April 1, 2011


I don't believe anything any of you say today.
posted by louche mustachio at 2:48 AM on April 1, 2011 [6 favorites]


April 1st: The day the Internet is even more annoying than usual.
posted by i_cola at 2:54 AM on April 1, 2011 [11 favorites]


Marty: You're not gonna believe it... we have to go back to 1955!

Doc: I don't believe it!
posted by XhaustedProphet at 3:02 AM on April 1, 2011


we have to go back to 1955!

You have to go back to YouTube 1911, actually.

Damn! That won't even make sense after today.
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:15 AM on April 1, 2011


It was in the year 3054 that humanity discovered Life was, in fact, a really large perpetual motion office toy. That was God's original intention. Somewhere along the way, he got distracted by the primordial details and decided to pimp it out.
posted by lemuring at 3:19 AM on April 1, 2011


What the heck is that first link?
posted by solarion at 3:28 AM on April 1, 2011


What the heck is that first link?

I'm glad you brought that up. I get this question a lot when making Metafilter posts. In this case, I can tell you that the first link has to do with the connection between your astrological sign - Capricorn, Aries, Pisces, Sagittarius, and so on - and the benefits that accrue from meditating on the corresponding perpetual motion device.

It's comforting to me to explain my links, because that way we can all agree on the sensibility of the thing I posted.
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:42 AM on April 1, 2011 [4 favorites]


... end of medication
posted by pracowity at 3:52 AM on April 1, 2011


I'll explain the links: None of the machines actually work. As a matter of fact, that one with the switch flipped by the human really pissed me off.
posted by XhaustedProphet at 3:56 AM on April 1, 2011


When will this perpetual motion stuff ever end?
posted by Elmore at 4:01 AM on April 1, 2011 [10 favorites]


When will this perpetual motion stuff ever end?

For real! It just goes on and on and on and on and on...
posted by From Bklyn at 4:19 AM on April 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'll explain the links: None of the machines actually work. As a matter of fact, that one with the switch flipped by the human really pissed me off.

What good is human technology if we cannot even break the laws of thermodynamics?
posted by ersatz at 4:25 AM on April 1, 2011


So do we get to use today to just post fake stuff?
posted by hal_c_on at 4:31 AM on April 1, 2011


It never ends.
posted by tommasz at 4:54 AM on April 1, 2011


Don't stop believing though!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 4:59 AM on April 1, 2011


I'll explain the links: None of the machines actually work. As a matter of fact, that one with the switch flipped by the human really pissed me off.

I'm not sure it was meant to be taken seriously... Myself, I enjoyed the little robot hands, and the water-fall illusion. Perfect links for today! The others, not so much.
posted by TheMidnightHobo at 6:27 AM on April 1, 2011


That Steve Buscemi-looking dude is hilarious and the motions are ridiculous...but I would love that product.
posted by DU at 6:37 AM on April 1, 2011


d'oh, I'm a tab behind
posted by DU at 6:37 AM on April 1, 2011


DU, that's just tabshitinsane.
posted by twoleftfeet at 6:43 AM on April 1, 2011


Perpetuum Mobile...
posted by benzo8 at 7:46 AM on April 1, 2011


Classic Simpsons. I loved early Homer.
posted by jeffamaphone at 8:36 AM on April 1, 2011


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