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Machine that completes one turn every 2.3 trillion years

Machine that completes one turn every 2.3 trillion years

(1:00) Arthur Ganson's mind-bending machine makes one turn every 2.3 trillion years. The engine runs at 200 revolutions per minute but the last gear of its 12-gear mechanism is locked to a block of concrete. It looks still but it is actually moving. You just can't see it because it completes one revolution every 2.3 trillion years. Each gear runs at 1/50th the speed of the previous gear.

Calculations: The engine runs at 200 revolutions per minute moving the first gear at 4 revolutions per minute through the worm gear at the end of its axle (which doesn't count as part of the 12-gear mechanism). The second gear then runs at 4.8 revolutions per hour. Then things go from glacial, to geological, to galactic-scale speeds: third: 1 rev/10.4 hours, fourth: 1 rev/3.1 weeks, fifth: 1 rev/2.98 years, sixth: 1 rev/149 years, seventh: 1 rev/7452 years, eighth: 1 rev/372,600 years, ninth: 1 rev/18.6 million years, tenth: 1 rev/932 million years, eleventh: 1 rev/47 billion years, twelve: 1 rev/2.3 trillion years. In reality, every gear is moving but to a human, everything is effectively frozen after the fourth gear.

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Guest: Tompatuk (2953 days ago)
Well You could turn it once then lock/disable the machine so it won't ever turn again and then it will only turn once in infinity...
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Well You could turn it once then lock/disable the machine so it won't ever turn again and then it will only turn once in infinity...
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Guest: (2953 days ago)
put it in the bin
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put it in the bin
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Guest: (2953 days ago)
pointless waste of electricity
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pointless waste of electricity
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Guest: Working overtime (2952 days ago)
Latest comment: Did this guy work in the Civil service?
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Latest comment: Did this guy work in the Civil service?
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guest123456789 guest123456789 (2953 days ago)
I predict the machine will break down before 2.3 trillion years. The sun will go supernova by then too. Also, the concrete block at the end is square and the flat part is stuck on the ground. It will not turn but the shaft would either break or the concrete would break.
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I predict the machine will break down before 2.3 trillion years. The sun will go supernova by then too. Also, the concrete block at the end is square and the flat part is stuck on the ground. It will not turn but the shaft would either break or the concrete would break.
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WalterEgo WalterEgo (2953 days ago)
I don't believe you. I'm going to wait and see, that's the only way to be sure.
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I don't believe you. I'm going to wait and see, that's the only way to be sure.
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guest123456789 guest123456789 (2953 days ago)
Don't blink or you might miss it.
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Don't blink or you might miss it.
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Guest: Beau Guest (2953 days ago)
He shouldn't have bothered: all he needed to do was deal with the bureaucracy in France.
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He shouldn't have bothered: all he needed to do was deal with the bureaucracy in France.
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Guest: AlanM (2953 days ago)
What's the torque at the output shaft?
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What's the torque at the output shaft?
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