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21 Responses to “Just look at this whirling maglev banana.”

  1. i like how it whirls, while i look at it.

  2. John Furlan says:

    more banana posts please.

  3. Churba S says:

    I must say, if there is one thing boingboing does well, it’s interesting headlines. No joke, you guys are almost as good at the Northern Territory News.

  4. Boundegar says:

    It’s superconducting!

  5. anonymity86 says:

    What is the history of the Boing Boing “Just Look At It” Banana posts? Don’t get me wrong, I love them. I just feel like I’m missing an inside joke.

  6. treacle says:

    I think that is a banana subjected to quantum locking, not magnetic levitation.

    • Cowicide says:

      I think it’s both combined, isn’t it?  Known to laypersons as the Meissner effect or to technical people as the “banana float”.

  7. KingManduca says:

    Peanut butter jelly time! Wait, why did I think that?

  8. JustAdComics says:

    I find this strangely appealing.

  9. tubacat says:

    note to those who care: not a real banana (see link).  still cool!

  10. pjcamp says:

    I’m starting to think you’re being banana-rolled.

    • ldobe says:

      Musically, Never Gonna Give you Up isn’t a bad song.  And Rick Astley isn’t a bad vocalist.  It’s just that the song abused a lot of popular audio production gimmicks, and ended up insanely overplayed.

      I’m just saying, don’t hate the Rick, hate the rickroll ;-]

    • oasisob1 says:

      Living large in Turkey with a 16-foot fishing boat, a handful or two of radishes and a banana.

  11. niktemadur says:

    It’s about time that great Russian inventor, Dimitri Maglev, got his due here on Boing Boing.

  12. dizzle2 says:

    Why is it frozen? Are Maglev/quantum locking technologies reliant on freezing temperatures?