Why does the earth spin ?

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  1. peace frog

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    God brushed his arm against the earth on his way to make other planets and stars, instead of steadying it he thought it looked pretty cool so left it to spin
     
  2. lust overlord

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    Thought the core had something to do with the spin.
    I'll have to do a bit of reading obviously.
     
  3. blue b4 the moon

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    Always thought it was all the the planes flying east to west
     
  4. TonyM

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    To stay fit.
     
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    Scotty in the VAR shed has just reviewed the earth spinning on its axis and he says it doesn't. It's an optical illusion. It's the fact every other thing in the universe is spinning that makes the earth look as though it's rotating.

    His next assignment from PiGMOL is to debunk the myth that apples fall from a tree and hit the ground.
     
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  6. flook

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    In rotational axis
    Precession is a rotation of Earth's rotation axis, caused primarily by external torques from the gravity of the Sun, Moon and other bodies. The polar motion is primarily due to free core nutation and the Chandler wobble.

     
  7. Mazzarelli's Swiss Cheese

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    Same question popped up on rawk. As apparently if the earth didn't spin and go round the sun once every 365.25 spins it would still be 1990 and they would still be champions la
     
  8. Blue Mist

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    The earth doesn't spin, it is static and everything else moves around it.
     
  9. denislawsbackheel

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    It is driven round by wind farms.

    Obviously.
     
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  10. Brightwells left peg

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    I think it's to do with all the toilets flushing.

    It used to not spin, then man invented the toilet, and all that water going around the bowl caused a little 'push', which multiplied by the number of toilets caused the earth to start rotating at an ever increasing rate.

    I think it's called coriolises force. Coriolis invented the toilet.

    It won't ever get corrected until the same number of toilets exist in the Southern Hemisphere as the Northern Hemisphere.
     

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