Uniscience

Score one for us!! The new C.O.S.I. (Center of Science and Industry) opened it’s
doors about a month ago here in Columbus Ohio. In their old building they had a
demonstration that the kids or kids at heart could ride. It was a bicycle
sitting on a steel beam a good 20 feet in the air. The bike had large wieghts
hanging from it so it was impossible to tip it over. This teaching the youth of
today of gravity, pendulums and other weighty matters. Of course the bike was
steel with tires which resembled train wheels and a gearing system which would
move that rock out of Gibraltar, but you get the idea. Yipeeeeeee In the new
building they replaced the mundane bike with a UNICYCLE!!! I have not seen it in
person but the news clip ran on the local T.V. showed the intrepid reporter
riding across the beam. Yes it’s wheel looked like a train but it was a
unicycle!! It also had a full chair for a seat but it was a unicycle.

I think COSI has a web site. I will search around for a photo.

Joe

Re: Uniscience

Joe West (jwest@pop.service.ohio-state.edu) wrote:
: you get the idea. Yipeeeeeee In the new building they replaced the mundane
: bike with a UNICYCLE!!! I have not seen it in person but the news clip ran on
: the local T.V. showed the intrepid reporter riding across the beam. Yes it’s
: wheel looked like a train but it was a unicycle!! It also had a full chair for
: a seat but it was a unicycle.

This sounds similar to something built by the hands on science place in cardiff
and used by NoFit State Circus a few years back on tour. They had the wieght
postition fashioned as a seat so the “weihgt” was a person getting a ride under
the rider, kind of a tandem uni i guess.

sarah who can’t spell wigeht how ever hard she trys tonight. You know
heavey things.