A Hanging Bicycle Wheel (not spinning)
Trick question: A bicycle wheel is hanging from a rope on one end of its axle, as you can
see below. A person is holding the other side of the axle. The wheel is not turning.
The question is: What happens to the wheel when the person lets go?
(Note: The rope will not break or come loose from its end of the axle)
What do you think? What will happen to the wheel?
It will toss around a bit and end up dangling from the rope.
It will stay upright, just as if the person was still holding it.