Cruise Ship Billiards: Gyroscopic Pool Table Stays Level in Rough Waters

Video shows how a pool table on a cruise ship stays level and keeps the balls in place while the ship lists in rough weather.

When the pool table is moving like this, it usually means you’ve had too much to drink. But if you’re on a cruise ship, apparently, billiards becomes a high tech affair as the table keeps itself level despite the rocking of the ship.

From the video description:

This is a video taken by a friend, of the Gyroscopic self leveling pool table on the cruise ship “Radiance of the Seas”, while travelling back from New Zealand in rough weather in December 2011

As the ship moves the pool table adjusts so that the billiard balls don’t move at all, even in rough weather. If you look closely you can see that the balls remain still as the table moves, enabling you to play in almost any conditions.

via Geekologie

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