Tryin’ To Reason With This Hurricane Season At The Swiss Science Museum
I was on my second of three trips to Switzerland and I was being blown away by it.
No, it wasn’t all the Swiss wine I was drinking (excellent), the Swiss winery tour, dinner at a castle-type place in the Swiss countryside called Schloss Wülflingen, discovering a rocking Irish bar in the city of Basel, or even riding e-bikes through the town of Winterthur.
Although all those things were great, of course.
I was blown away – and quite literally – at the Swiss Science Center Technorama in the aforementioned Winterthur. The place was a blast and I ran through it like a teenager on a school field trip. I put my hand on the electric charge ball that made my hair stand up as if I put a screwdriver into a light socket, played games that had a lot of science-looking lights and beams and and did “experiments” with magnets.
But the most fun aspect of it was outside of the facility. It was a giant fan that created the wind equivalent of a hurricane. You put on goggles and then stood in front of the fan and held onto a railing. And believe me, you had to hang onto it!
Occasionally, you would let go just to see what would happen and you had to get in a crouch position – which made for great photo ops!
Next to the big fan was something that intrigued me for the rest of the trip. Still does, come to think of it. It was a flowing water spigot with no visible hookup to a water supply. I looked at it, inspected it, walked around it and tried to figure it out but could not detect any water source.
Chalking it up to magic, like a magician making a coin disappear from one hand and winding up in another, I shook my head and hopped back on my e-bike to continue my Switzerland travel experience.
After all, I had already been blown away by this trip to Switzerland, it was getting close to dinnertime and there was more Swiss wine to drink.