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Cotton Candy and Wind
What does cotton candy have to do with winds? In the center of the machine, sugar is melted in a spinning drum. As the machine spins, the rotation leads to apparent forces on the solution that makes it "fly out" from the center. It's the spin that's important - no spin, no cotton candy. In a similar vein, the spin of the earth leads to the complex patterns of winds that we see on the globe.
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