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Message 733474 - Posted: 2 Apr 2008, 4:27:29 UTC

For the experts, it is "a special convex three-dimensional homogeneous body with just one stable and one unstable point of equilibrium, with minimal 'flatness' and 'thinness'" But for the rest of us this is the "Gömböc", the Hungarian for roly-poly, in reference to its special ability to wobble but not fall over.
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Message 734757 - Posted: 5 Apr 2008, 15:42:35 UTC - in response to Message 733474.

For the experts, it is "a special convex three-dimensional homogeneous body with just one stable and one unstable point of equilibrium, with minimal 'flatness' and 'thinness'" But for the rest of us this is the "Gömböc", the Hungarian for roly-poly, in reference to its special ability to wobble but not fall over.
Read full story on In the Telegraph

Did you perhaps see the date on that Telegraph article The First of April
AKA April Fools Day?
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Message 735646 - Posted: 7 Apr 2008, 2:58:52 UTC - in response to Message 734757.

For the experts, it is "a special convex three-dimensional homogeneous body with just one stable and one unstable point of equilibrium, with minimal 'flatness' and 'thinness'" But for the rest of us this is the "Gömböc", the Hungarian for roly-poly, in reference to its special ability to wobble but not fall over.
Read full story on In the Telegraph

Did you perhaps see the date on that Telegraph article The First of April
AKA April Fools Day?

Did you try googling Gömböc?
Lots of Entries before that date.

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