Up Yours Gravity!

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15 comments to Up Yours Gravity!

  • infidel

    that cant be real

  • Bob miclette

    I’d bet it is! If you look at the point where the weight is and where the fulcrum point is, it is completely possible! And look at the way the plastic ruler is bent near the table. There is a lot of weight on it at the fulcrum point.

  • Mathman54

    Gravity is behaving exactly as gravity always behaves, so there’s really no “Up yours!” applicable here. But, on another note, this helps illustrate why Newton was a genius. He could overcome the “it can’t be real” reaction and then break it down into “Why is this real? How does this work?” And still one more note, if something like this experiment can jar you into a big “What the…???”, try to imagine those folks working on the quantum stuff that can’t be seen at all as easily as this.

  • Richard

    I remember way back in high school wood shop making a wooden piece that looked kinda like a paisley shaped curve. You could balance it on the end of your finger and suspend something like a belt or tie from the other end and it would stay in place. The secret was that the center of gravity ran directly through the device from your finger on down.

  • Bella

    That is something that my 3rd yr. apprentice son would do with his brand new hardly used tools. Yup!

  • Bella

    Oh, I forgot to mention that it’s only taken him 6 yrs. to get to a 3 yr.

    Good thing that Mummy’s paying for it. ;)

  • Bella

    He’ll be a journeyman in maybe the next ten yrs.
    I joke sometimes but I truly love my son. My one and only.

    But Sweet F*cken Jeez, let him gr0w up!

  • Scott

    The set-up in the picture is almost exactly the shape of clothes hanger. If a clothes hanger was hanging there, it wouldn’t seem strange.

  • grumpy

    Is that a metric or Imperial ruler. Big difference!

    Because weight and mass are different animals.

  • infidel

    theres not enough ruler on the board for that to work…damn it I gotta see if that really works

    • Richard

      infi, it really does work, so you don’t have to double check. Besides, do you even have a ruler?

      • infidel

        ok I take your word for it,and yes I have a ruler and a work shop

        • DJ

          If you make a loop out of an old wire coat hanger, you can do this in about 10 seconds.
          This is the way Gary has all his tools mounted on his dashboard. (If you ever ride with him, watch out for the chainsaw on the turns.)

 
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