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Levitron

Now that you have acquired your LEVITRON® and have (presumably) mastered the art of spinning the top and placing it in its position of stable levitation, you are perhaps beginning to feel the full sense of wonderment.

LEVITRON® excites in many people. We receive numerous queries from floating toy lovers asking for an explanation of how it levitates . Many express puzzlement that it works at all, often citing a theorem due to Earnshaw (1,2) as proof that it should not work. Interest in this magnetic item has always run high among scientists.  

Levitron: World Stage LED Levitating Globe

Levitron World Stage LED Rotating Levitating Globe by Fascinations

Levitron: CherryWood Floating Spin Top UFO

Levitron: CherryWood Floating Spin Top UFO by Fascinations

Self Starter for Levitron

Levitron Self Starter Antigravity Top Spinner by Fascinations

Levitron

The great Levitron spinning top

The Smoking Levitron

A pretty cool video we saw on utube.  Prepare to be amazed by the wonders of physics.  Newton and other scientist would never have believed it was possible to levitate anything.  I didn't until I saw one hovering in mid air...