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She's arrived, according to Sydney airport. No sign of her yet!
 

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Oegyein

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Baggage troubles 😱
 

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I found the amugus guy in Australia. I KNEW HE WASNT REAL
 
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They do say that everything in Australia kills you
even pillows.
There is a pillow from Australia which destroys people's washing machines.
(I know this story because I work in a company which makes electronics (and software for it) for devices including washing machines.

So there is this pillow from Australia.
Someone wants to wash just the pillow and nothing else.
Washing a single item in a washing machine is not a good idea
because the drum content will always be unbalanced and this doesn't allow performing the spin at the end.
How does a washing machine determine unbalance:
It will speed up the rotation gradually to 75-100 RPM.
at this speed all clothes stick to the outer wall of the drum.
If everything is distributed correctly, the center of mass will be close to the center of the drum.
(I'm talking about washing machine with horizontal spin axis)
if not, then it will be more off
which means that each rotation it goes up and down,
so if machine tries to regulate a constant rotation speed
it will need to periodically increase and decrease motor power as the center of mass goes up and down.
These changes in motor control output are integrated and that's the unbalance measurement.
I it's too big, spin cannot be performed and re-distribution is attempted to try again.

But this pillow is evil.
during washing, as it takes in water,
and rolls inside the drum,
it takes the shape more of a ball.
So when machine tries to determine the unbalance
the pillow ball simply keeps rolling on the bottom instead of sticking to the wall.
So machine sees perfect balance.
When it performs the actual sipn,
at some point the pillow cannot keep up with the higher drum speed
and THEN sticks to the drum wall,
creating a big unbalance while the machine is already spinning and speeding up
as a result the drum jumps out of the machine and destroyes it.
The end.

I have seen a recording.
 

Oegyein

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Heading up to Queensland! @EstherTb in tow!
 

EstherTb

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In Queensland with @Oegyein ! I guess I'm the alien here instead of him! Going to the beach today! Yay!
 

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EstherTb

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Done lots of traveling this go around. Got sick in the middle. Got a porposal. Now back in new south wales. I go home in a few days too. 😭
 

Oegyein

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Taking Esther to the airport today :cryofdisbelief: :dejectedamber::deveystated:
 

EstherTb

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Back in the USA! Still got a flight and a drive before home but almost there!
 

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Ever heard of sea legs? Well I've got plane legs :BWAAOO:
 
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