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Old 03-04-2009, 06:14 PM
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Okay here is another one:

You have a helium balloon in your car, you accelerate pushing your body backwards into the seat, all the junk on the dash slides backwards and falls on the floor (if your car is as neat as mine):o. which way does the balloon go?

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Old 03-04-2009, 07:17 PM
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Assuming there's nothing to cause the air inside the car to move, and the balloon isn't touching any part of the car, it will stay right where it is.

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Old 03-04-2009, 07:52 PM
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Nope,
And I should have mentioned, windows closed.
The air in the car does move due to acceleration, as does the balloon. The key here is that the balloon is lighter than the air. The air is pushed backwards, the balloon, being lighter, is driven forward.

Try it sometime, it is the weirdest thing, and seems most unnatural.

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Old 03-04-2009, 07:55 PM
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Weird...

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