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We don't know why bicycles ride

Today I learned that it’s still not figured out, why bicycles remain stable while riding them. Various theories have been established over the years but were disproved as well. Resulting in own study programs being founded to figure it out. And various prototypes of bikes being built, that cancel the effects considered responsible for the stability. Just to find out, that the bike was still a bike, with it’s stable functionality. Until now it stays unsolved, why a bike is stable.

I came across this when watching this YouTube video on the topic. Which is quite fascinating as it’s such an every day item that we can not scientifically explain. I wonder if this topic will ever receive a Nobel price. I would love to see that.