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[[Cueball]] is playing with a {{w|Gyroscope}} what makes fun to him. Even when he did understand how this momentum should work he likes to play with it. And at the end the Gyroscope is talking to him.
 
[[Cueball]] is playing with a {{w|Gyroscope}} what makes fun to him. Even when he did understand how this momentum should work he likes to play with it. And at the end the Gyroscope is talking to him.
  
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:[Cueball at desk with Gyroscope]
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:[Cueball at desk with Gyroscope.]
 
:Cueball: Despite years of studying physics, I still find gyroscopes a little freaky.
 
:Cueball: Despite years of studying physics, I still find gyroscopes a little freaky.
:[Cueball starts gyroscope with a zzzzip]
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:[Cueball starts gyroscope with a zzzzip.]
:[Gyroscope spins with a zzzzzz]
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:[Gyroscope spins with a zzzzzz.]
:[Gyroscope lifts into the air]
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:[Gyroscope lifts into the air.]
 
:Gyroscope: Greetings, Human.
 
:Gyroscope: Greetings, Human.
  
 
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Revision as of 00:33, 3 June 2013

Gyroscopes
We didn't actually land on the moon -- it just looked like we did because of precession. Also, gyroscopes caused 9 11.
Title text: We didn't actually land on the moon -- it just looked like we did because of precession. Also, gyroscopes caused 9 11.

Explanation

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Cueball is playing with a Gyroscope what makes fun to him. Even when he did understand how this momentum should work he likes to play with it. And at the end the Gyroscope is talking to him.

At the title text Randall is claiming mankind did not land on the moon because of lack of precession. Meaning that the Gyroscopes did turn in a weird way. This is referring to all this stupid Moon landing conspiracy theories. But on the other hand that Gyroscopes did cause the 9/11 incident helping to hit that targets accurate.

Transcript

[Cueball at desk with Gyroscope.]
Cueball: Despite years of studying physics, I still find gyroscopes a little freaky.
[Cueball starts gyroscope with a zzzzip.]
[Gyroscope spins with a zzzzzz.]
[Gyroscope lifts into the air.]
Gyroscope: Greetings, Human.
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Discussion

"At the title text Randall is claiming mankind did not land on the moon because of lack of precession." should perhaps be more "...mankind did not land on the moon, but that (the existence of) precession mad it look like we did." At least, that's how I read that. 178.98.31.27 09:13, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

I also think whoever wrote that bit about the gyroscopes helping the planes hit their targets is completely missing the humor Randall was shooting for. He wasn't being serious, much as he wasn't with the moon line. He was implying, as a conspiracy theory, that gyroscopes are sentient, and it was at their bidding that the attacks happened. 152.119.255.250 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)


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