rolling stones: css-only rolling menu items

I have came up with this method recently while thinking of a nice effect to create for my blog’s main menu.
“It should be cool” I thought. Then I remembered my old days of flash, when I used to create menu items which vertically roll and change to different text style when hovered on. The point was to make it with only using only with CSS and minimal DOM as possible.

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