Last spotted in San Francisco, USA on March 28, 2003, 1:23 pm
Who is he? Where is he going? Where has he been? David Barrett / Quinthar
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In one of Singapore's countless beautiful lobbies is a cafe overlooking a huge granite sphere with lightly-etched dragons engraved on its sides. The sphere slowly rotates under force of water jets set beneath, and people are (presumably) welcome to try their hand at spinning it faster. I did my best and tiptoed the slick rock fountain surface, laying my hands on the cool, slick surface of the rock. The entire thing is perhaps four-feet in diameter, so it's really a large rock that I could never hope to move in other circumstances. Even were it just resting on a flat surface, I'm not sure if I could make it roll. However, suspended by the frictionless jets, I could slowly pull it off its steady spin and take a new course, hand over hand bending it to my will. Eventually it had it spinning at a nice clip and I walked back to take a seat, watching as my will slowly evaporated and it returned to its natural path.

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