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the eric update - day 596: odin studies up on the gyroscopic effect, fearing of an imminent pop quiz.

since kris finally fixed the ancient top that i initially agreed to fix for great grandma snowdeal but never really got around to actually fixing ( as if that's a new story ), odin was able to learn about the finer points of the gryoscopic effect. which is a very fun effect, indeed. and much easier to teach than, say, ficticious forces.

maybe that's why tops are one of the oldest recognizable toys found on archaeological sites. at least according to the Always Authoritative ( read: sarcasm ) wikipedia. i have no idea how old this top is, but it's ooooooooooooooold ( read: humor directed at one of odin's grandparents who likely played with the top as a youngster ). probably circa the late 1950's? or early '60's?

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