Star Wars Trumpet Stacy Hedger is just bizarre.

And I can’t get the dancer to twirl any way but counterclockwise.

Update
I’m going to post results as I get them:

  • me: counterclockwise
  • Dan (my husband): clockwise
  • Cooper: counterclockwise
  • mom (mine!): EITHER WAY (wow!)
  • Rachel: sounds like she can see it either way, although at first it was clockwise
  • Jeannette: “She flips back and forth, clockwise/ counterclockwise/ clockwise etc Made me quite dizzy.”
  • Darlene: Clockwise, “I see no way she is going counterclockwise at all.”
  • David suggests it’s in the definition: “Maybe the disagreement comes because “clockwise” and “counterclockwise” have no firm definition in this situation. …” (go to comments to read it all)
  • Nat: “Gosh, it’s strange! First it went clockwise… Then when i looked away and looked again it was the other direction! Eeeeek.”

(I agree with the problem defining the directions, but the trouble I have with that answer, David, is that some people can make her go each direction. My husband and I sat together and looked at it, so we described the way she was twirling in order to avoid confusion.)

13 Comments

  1. So which way does the woman twirl, Cooper? For Dan she goes clockwise!

    And yes, the other is quite bizarre!

  2. Definitely counter clockwise. I don’t see where he’s getting the clockwise.

  3. Jeannette Clemons

    I have not laffed that hard in a LONG time…..

  4. My mom can do it EITHER way. Go figure THAT one out!

    So weird.

    And yeah … the trumpet, Jeannette … so … um … special!

  5. To get her to change directions, watch the foot that’s on the ground, and kind of…think of it going in the other direction. It may take a while to get it to work.

  6. Jeannette Clemons

    RE: the Dancer: She flips back and forth, clockwise/ counterclockwise/ clockwise etc Made me quite dizzy… Jeannette

    P.s. Peter laffed until he cried and Andrew was really amused too!

  7. I have tried and tried … that dancer only goes one direction for me!

    Sorry to make Peter cry, Jeannette. ;-)

  8. solidly clockwise! I see no way she is going counterclockwise at all.

  9. Maybe the disagreement comes because “clockwise” and “counterclockwise” have no firm definition in this situation. If she’s turning to her own right, that’s clockwise if viewed from above, counterclockwise if viewed from below, and NEITHER if viewed straight on which is the angle you’re given.

  10. Yeah, I can see it in both directions, but she first went very strongly clockwise.

  11. Gosh, it’s strange! First it went clockwise… Then when i looked away and looked again it was the other direction! Eeeeek.

  12. Jeannette Clemons

    Peter says “the naked silhouette knows all”. However, my adamantly left brained Pediatric Endocrinologist (they THINK in patterns and feedback loops!) husband sees her going clockwise only in the “right brain” direction. I still see her switch back and forth…
    Jeannette