I think this belongs here in GQ, but move it as necessary. I think I alluded to this in another thread, but no one ever commented on it.
So, suppose Pete developed a different guitar strap. You see, guitars hang from straps. Pete’s invention is a belt that goes around his waist and his right thigh that’ll suspend his guitar in the same playing position. He takes this belt and a guitar up to the ISS, or ISS V.2, because there’s a spherical compartment there that has a 20 foot diameter chamber an no obstructions.
Pete floats in wearing the guitar and manages to stabilize himself in the center. He’s weightless. Then he starts playing with his right arm doing his windmill strum (counter-clockwise from his perspective). 2 questions:
- Will the rest of his body start turning in a clockwise direction in opposition to his arm’s spin?
B. If the answer to 1 is “yes”, if Pete stops windmilling his arm and just holds it stationary, would his body continue to spin?