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Balancing Bird Center of Gravity Physics Toy 6.5 inch Wing Span [Toy] [Toy]


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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
The Amazing Balancing Bird July 31 2011
By HGS - Published on Amazon.com
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A great toy! I am 63 and I love it. An excellent study in "center of gravity." It sits on the nose of a Newfoundland Dog figurine in my living room.....I might share it with my grandchildren....but why should I? They don't share their toys with me
34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Pretty good except for one little mistake. Aug. 23 2011
By Josh - Published on Amazon.com
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For starters, the balancing bird amazingly balances on almost anything because the beak is the bird's center of gravity. This just means that its the point on the bird where the total mass of the bird is said to act. If you look at the wings, you can see two counter weights. This is the problem on my bird. The counter weight on the right wing apparently moved a bit backward( since it moved closer to the COG {or the pivot in a physics term} less turning force is applied to that wing.) This means that less force acts on the right wing and the left wing hangs a bit lower. It still balances but not perfectly. I just explained all that so if it happens to you guys you'll have some idea what to do. You can shake the wing a bit until the weight is back in place where its supposed to be or wrap some tape around the opposite wing to stabilize. Sorry if I bored you with all my crappy explanations. Anyways have fun with this. (and if you kids ever get a science project on this type of topic you can just read this for a little understanding.)

-Josh
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Beware!!! order $4.89 bird...Because no matter what you will get that yellow bird... Jan. 21 2012
By M. M. Jagadam - Published on Amazon.com
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SO I looked at the picture and wow..it must be a really colorful bird. But, when I actually got it, guess what? it was pee yellow. It looked nothing like the glossy elegant picture. Its really bird that is being sold at $4.89 ( sold by westminster ). There is no scales on the bird at all.
I purposefully ordered $7.71 balancing bird to avoid pee-yellow color bird which others have mentioned in their review. But, I still received the same yellow colored bird.
This is misleading and I am surprised that after so many complaints and bad reviews amazon allows this. ;--(
I am trying to color the damn bird with highlighter now. I am not gonna go thru the process of returning the bird, but overall bad experience.
On plus side, it balances alright. So, if you want to buy the balancing bird, opt for $4.89 one, and be ready to receive a pee yellow color bird.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Great Conversation Piece Aug. 7 2009
By Nuknuk - Published on Amazon.com
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Got a few of these on my recent trip to the Philippines. They sell like a dollar there if you do the conversion. It comes with a black plastic pyramid stand. The bird itself is very colorful and you have several colors to choose from. Since there is really no moving parts, I consider this a pretty durable. Just don't make it fall on hard surface from a high place.
It is actually not a toy but an interesting curio piece. Certainly it has become a conversation piece at my office. It is an amazing scientific presentation about physics, center of gravity and so on. You can have it balance on its beak practically anywhere.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
not as pictured but great toy. Feb. 13 2012
By myoung - Published on Amazon.com
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This bird was purchased over a less expensive one because it was much nicer and cooler looking. Even in the description it said that it would be three colors etc. When I got it it was yellow and white and a complete different body style. It was in fact the exact same one I saw for a third of the price. I was irritated but it was for Christmas so I let it slide. That being said my nephew loved it. Great toy, not so sure about the seller and their integrity.

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