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Foucault's Pedalo

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A pedalo with modified steering and propulsion such that however much the rider(s) work, they just go backwards and forwards over the same spot, turning slightly each time.

After 24hrs, they end up pointing in the direction they started.

8th of 7, Aug 29 2019

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       So, instead of featuring a mechanised penguin, it's a sort of an Escher idea, hence the 'esch' time?
xenzag, Aug 29 2019
  

       Isn't this basically Brexit?
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 29 2019
  

       No, the vessel stays in one place, rather than pedalling merilly off into the sunset, leaving the rest of the flotilla to sink without trace, bickeri.g tbe while.
8th of 7, Aug 29 2019
  

       I preferred the Escher version.
xenzag, Aug 29 2019
  

       We thought of that, but it seemed a bit flat; the line has to be drawn somewhere ...
8th of 7, Aug 29 2019
  
      
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