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Tell us about the time the fairground came to town and you were sick in a hedge; or when you went to a theme park or circus and were sick in a hedge

Suggested by mariam67

(, Thu 9 Jun 2011, 11:37)
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Centrifugal Forced
Back in the day, me and my mates would troop off every christmas to the kelvin Hall Carnival in Glasgow.

Best ride there was the Centrifugal Wall where everyone stood on the inside of a giant cylindar type affair and then they would start to spin the fucker - really reaaly fast - and then the floor would drop away pinning you to the wall with the magical power of centrifugal force.

All well and good , apart from this one bloke opposite us for whom the motion was all too much and he started to chunder. Unfortunately for him, vomit is not immune to the power of centrifugal power and so as soon as it exited his mouth it proceeded to force its way all over his chin, cheeks, eyes and hair.

I'm sure his unfortunate predicament was only worsened by the sight opposite of him of half a dozen teeneagers crying with laughter.
(, Fri 10 Jun 2011, 10:54, 12 replies)
I remember those things
if you held your arms straight out in front of you you could stick to the wall better for some reason. I fell on my mates head once because I was stuck there when everyone else had slid down as it slowed.
(, Fri 10 Jun 2011, 10:55, closed)
Because you're fine
until you look up and see the ceiling appears to be spinning and that makes your brain tell your stomach to turn inside out.

Also, everytime I've been on that, as it starts to slow, everybody tries to make it to the spindle bit in the centre.
(, Fri 10 Jun 2011, 11:45, closed)
Centripetal force.
You were in a centrifuge.

My first and only pedant post:-((
(, Fri 10 Jun 2011, 11:49, closed)
Don't get it.
Thought centrifugal is moving away from centre, hence 'sticking' to the circumference of a spinning circle.
Why's it not this?
(, Fri 10 Jun 2011, 12:24, closed)
Neither do I,
I just Wiki'd it and ended up even more confused!
(, Fri 10 Jun 2011, 12:29, closed)

(, Fri 10 Jun 2011, 12:29, closed)
That would be "reactive centrifugal force"?

I'm still no clearer. Nothing new there then.
(, Fri 10 Jun 2011, 12:31, closed)
This is why I don't watch QI.

(, Fri 10 Jun 2011, 13:10, closed)
You don't watch QI because your mummy makes you go to bed at half seven.

(, Fri 10 Jun 2011, 13:57, closed)
What do you and mummy do when I've gone to bed?
(, Fri 10 Jun 2011, 15:38, closed)
Bad things, mm.
Terribly bad things.

(, Fri 10 Jun 2011, 16:22, closed)
that, and the fact that its total mince

(, Fri 10 Jun 2011, 15:59, closed)

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