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A Kugel is a heavy ball perfectly balanced on a base that matches its curvature. Kids (and adults!) love to shove these balls around and see if they can stop them from spinning. This category is dedicated to seeking out these interesting structures.
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A Kugel is a heavy ball perfectly balanced on a base that matches its curvature. A water source creates a thin film of water beneath the ball. This water acts as a lubricant allowing a small child to spin a several thousand pound ball of stone. They can be typically found at Science Museums or public places. People gather around and either spin or try to stop the sphere. Sometimes they will keep spinning even without anybody pushing on them because of their mass and balance. Finding a Kugel can be a challenge because they are not the most common things in the world!

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Instructions for Posting a Kugel Balls Waymark:
To qualify for this category the kugel must be big enough so that you can't pick it up. No tiny kugels that you can find in the garden store.

A clear photo of the Kugel is required for the waymark. Additional photos are encouraged but not required. You may have yourself and/or your GPS in the photo. Just so long it’s not the default photo.

The name of the waymark should include the city and state it is in.

Example: Title – City, State

A description of the Kugel would be nice as well. Tell us about the area the Kugel is located or the history of it!

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Describe your experience at the Kugel. Attempt to include a photograph of it.
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This Kugel ball is situated in Hämeenpuisto, Tampere, Finland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Harjus

location: Finland

date approved: 3/14/2010

last visited: 7/3/2020

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