unfortunately most of it has already been hurled into space. how often do you see a dining table and chairs in equatorial African villages ?(Original post by Zargabaath)
they also have to nail all their furniture down so it doesn't get flung out of the earth because of centripetal force
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Pretty much what the other guys said. There is a tiny force you experience due to rotation, but 'tis a wee babe of a force at that.
Acceleration = radius x (angular velocity)^2
6371000 x (2pi/86400)^2 = 0.034 ms^-2
So your average fella will feel about 0.034 x 65 = 2.21 Newtons of force, and in the opposite direction to gravity's 9.8 x 65 = 637 Newtons of force; basically unnoticeable. It does mean that you feel about 0.3% less heavy at the equator, which is neat.
But then, this all acts radially. There's no transverse acceleration arising from the Earth's rotation to make you "dizzy", as such (as I understand it).
You could in theory accelerate the Earth's rotation such that you would be unable to stand on the surface. You'd basically be launched into a sub-orbital trajectory, repeatedly and rapidly. Sounds abrasive.