Having tea in a tilted room

June 11, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More

Episode from “Glumert.”

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Category: Entertainment, Whimsy

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. NIklaus Pfirsig says:

    The video reminds me of an attraction that was in the Opryland theme park years a go, called the "Angle Inn".

    In the "Angle Inn" visitors could watch a live routine in a tilted room from a gallery along the uphill side of the room. The effect was enhanced by having the gallery tilted at a steeper angle than the room below. The change in angle, combined with the visual cues in the angled room gave the illusion that the room below the gallery was closer to level than it actually was.

    A similar illusion exists in nature. Gravity hills are stretches of of roads where visual cues trick a casual observer into thinking an uphill grade is sloping downward. Some are promoted as minor tourist attractions, sometimes called Spook Hills, Magnetic Hills, or Mystery Hills.

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