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What Would Happen If the Earth Stopped Spinning?

Earth Stop Spinning Skrhak
“The following is not a futuristic scenario. It is not science fiction. It is a demonstration of…an extremely unlikely, yet intellectually fascinating query: What would happen if the earth stopped spinning?” SPOILER: Our continents become one. ┬áIf that spoiler wasn’t enough, the slightly longer explanation is that, without centrifugal force, the ocean water near the equator would migrate to where the Earth’s gravity is the strongest, the poles, leaving us with dry land in the middle.