Two Mystery Toys

Every so often we come across a toy that defies explanation. We present two of them here...

Interlinked rolls of sticky tape. These three rolls are all connected, although however closely you examine them, you cannot see how it is done. I suppose that maybe you could unwind all the tape from a roll, and then wind it back on again. Although that does not explain how it is that the central cardboard cores also appear to have no joins in them. Very mysterious.

And then there is our Chinese coin with a large hole cut in it, that does something very strange. It climbs up a sloping runner band. But it is going uphill. Isn't gravity paying attention here? What can the solution be?

Tim has also found that it works if you use a paper clip in place of the coin. Truly puzzling!

Items in the toy collection are not for sale.

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