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Great Paul! Loving those experiments, although I haven't done it. I can just imagine the outcome. Awesome. I've tried the marble one when I was young.. Got me astounded! LOL 
Excellent, Dr Dick.what you needa marblea drinking glass with straight sideswhat you doPlace the marble on a smooth surface. Turn the glass upside down and place it on the table, with the marble inside. Now, the idea is to pick the marble up off the table without touching anything except the glass. Hold the glass and start sliding it across the table in a tight circle. That should cause the marble to spin around the wall of the glass. If you move the glass faster and faster, the marble will spin faster and faster. Once it is spinning very quickly, slowly lift the glass, being sure to keep it spinning. As long as you hold it very level, the marble should stay in the glass as you lift it. Why?
Thanks, Seany. It would be nice if more people could contribute, hopfully lots of the experiments here you will not find elsewhere on the net. Or not in one place atleast.
I'm afraid mine are going into:http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/kitchenscience/I've written up a fair few of the older ones since the website changed over.