Two objects are fixed inside a moving car by strings so that they can both move freely.
The car's windows are closed.
- A wind chime is suspended from the roof.
- A helium balloon is tethered to the floor.
When the car goes round a left hand bend:
Which way does the wind chime move?
Which way does the helium balloon move?
Does the wind chime make any sound?
Does the helium balloon pop?
Please say why they will be so? Feel free to conduct the experiment.
An old chestnut inspired by Initiation Puzzle.