Henry Ernest Dudeney/Modern Puzzles/210 - A Famous Paradox

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Modern Puzzles by Henry Ernest Dudeney: $210$

A Famous Paradox
There is a question that one is perpetually hearing asked, but to which I have never heard or read an answer that was satisfactory or really convincing to the ordinary person.
It is this.
When a bicycle is in motion, does the upper part of each wheel move faster than the bottom part near the ground?

Dudeney embarks on a prolix discussion on why he believes some people may think otherwise, which is just too tedious to repeat.

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