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Postby SailorBarsoom » Tue Mar 23, 2004 1:47 am

Hi guys!
I have a really strange question, and I thought maybe someone here would know. About a minute into the video for Dare to be Stupid, there is a three-second clip of a video that looks like it's from the sixties. People are using this contraption that looks like two huge Hula-Hoops parallel to each other, held together by cross-beams. They're standing in the center holding on to the braces and spinning around. I know that description makes no sense, but I was hoping someone here has seen the video and knows what the heck those things are called. Seriously! This is driving me nuts; no one I know has any idea what I'm talking about, and I can't find a picture unless I can figure out what it's called.
As you may have guessed, I am now on a mission to find one of these things. They look like a blast!
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Postby scottidog » Tue Mar 23, 2004 1:48 am

I don't know what they are called, but they were a real thing. My guess is that the footage is from the old Movie Newsreels.

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Postby Driew_La_27 » Tue Mar 23, 2004 1:50 am

SailorBarsoom @ Mar 22 2004, 03:47 PM wrote: but I was hoping someone here has seen the video and knows what the heck those things are called.

Sorry, us crazed Al fans have never seen that video. :P

Just kidding. I know what you're talking about, but I don't know what it is. I'm only 15. ;)
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Postby Insert Coin(s) to Continue » Tue Mar 23, 2004 2:09 am

I've seen them before but I don't know anything about them.
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Postby Seva » Tue Mar 23, 2004 3:37 am


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Postby Orthography Enthusiast » Tue Mar 23, 2004 9:46 am

I have no idea what those things are called. The only time I've seen them is in Al's video.
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Postby Bruce the Duck » Tue Mar 23, 2004 6:11 pm

I don't know what they're called either. This sounds like one for Dr. Dad!
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Postby kidcid » Tue Mar 23, 2004 6:47 pm

I think it's called a human gyroscope. you can see one here.
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Postby The Sporkman » Tue Mar 23, 2004 6:51 pm

I don't think that's exactly the same thing; the human gyroscope appears to be suspended while the contraptions in the video freely rolled about the ground.
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Postby algonacchick » Tue Mar 23, 2004 6:56 pm

No, that's not it, but that is cool! It looks more like two giant metal hoops that are parellel to each other, connected by straight metal rods. *I just watched the video* I can't do screen captures on my compy anymore, so I can't show you. If anyone can, please help us!

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