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If the Earth is spinning, why can’t I feel it?

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We're moving so fast, but we don't feel it.

Congratulations: you’re currently spinning at about 1,000 miles an hour without even trying! That’s how fast the has to turn to make a complete rotation every day. So why can’t you feel it? Your stomach goes all topsy-turvy when you spin around slower than 1,000 miles per hour.

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