The pool table that levels itself in rough seas
A pool table on a cruise ship is gyroscopically controlled so that it moves with the waves and the balls don't slide at all.
Some things don't make sense. At least to one's eyes.
So when I saw the YouTube video I've embedded, I wondered whether it could possibly be real. Yet this purports to be a pool table on a cruise ship in rough water.
The poster claims that this pool table was a cruise ship called "Radiance of the Seas" on its way back from New Zealand last December.
I went to the Royal Caribbean site to check whether this might be true. And, indeed, there I found the boast that this is the first self-leveling pool table at sea.
It is, apparently, controlled by a gyroscope and what fascinates my own eyes are the way the balls don't move at all, even as the table sways like a large uncle at a wedding.
Moreover, not being one who goes on cruises (for fear of sickness, claustrophobia, and an excess of strange people), I am amazed how the pool players also seemed stable in the midst of these rough seas.
Still, perhaps they'd had a few drinks, so any sense of level becomes a relative--and fairly emotional--concept.