Friday, June 19, 2015

My Engineering Mind Was Perplexed...



  A few months back I set up an old drafting table as a stand up work station for my office.
 It is tilted at 7 degrees (7.125 I measured it)  so that the keyboard sits at a comfortable position.





  I was getting numbness and tingling on both little fingers of my hands. Probably from leaning on my flat desk and pinching the ulnar nerve.

The ulnar nerve gives sensation to the little finger and to half of the ring finger on both the palm and back side of the hand.


Anyway, I was turned around to get something and suddenly I heard a strange ticking noise. When I turned around I saw my haunted water bottle walking down my desk.  This clip is the last minute or so but I watched it for 4-5 minutes before I got the cell phone to see if it would stop or not. 



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I haven't been able to recreate it. I have bumped the desk with various force and the bottle will move a bit or tip over.


  Ya I know it's stupid, but I found it interesting just the same.







6 comments:

  1. Cool! There must have been just enough water sloshing in the bottom of the bottle to make it "walk" down the table!

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  2. You somehow found the perfect combination of the harmonic resonance and gravity!

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  3. Was there a fan/air vent that happened to be blowing at the time, maybe?

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  4. Was there a fan/air vent that happened to be blowing at the time, maybe?

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  5. The nerve problem, I had it to, I was leaning on my elbow when I drove, talked on the phone and slept ..
    I think the sleeping was what did it the most !! I changed positions and it was completely gone in about a month.....

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