Question of the Week Podcast

Question of the Week episode

Sun, 3rd Oct 2010

How can something appear to roll uphill?

magnetic hill (c) Jim101

The quest is on to find out how something can appear to roll up a hill, rather than down. Plus, we ask if the moon appears the same to viewers on either side of the planet.

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  • How can something appear to roll uphill?

    When I was on holiday in Barbados there was a road that seemed to defy the laws of gravity. If you placed a football at the end of the road which was quite steep downhill, the ball moved up the hill. I thought it was some kind of optical illusion at first but tried it myself and ...



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