Here are two views of hula-hooping: (1) from a physicists’s perspective; (2) from the perspective of the hoop (HT BoingBoing for the latter):
Seed Magazine interviews Ig Nobel winner Dan Simons, co-author (with his co-winner Chris Chabris) of the new book The Invisible Gorilla (mentioned here recently). They discuss a new video [below] that shows a new Simons demonstration. In the interview — see snippet below the video — he discussed the Ig.
“Little scientific attention has been paid to the complex task of hula hooping.” – explains a recent research paper from the Sensorimotor Neuroscience Laboratory at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada. To counter this lack of data, an investigative team set up motion-capture equipment to track in detail the gyratory movements of a set of accomplished hula […]