A video of a man suspending a water bottle using toothpick has gone crazy viral on the internet.
Man suspends water bottle with a toothpick. Photo: Twitter/ Physics & Astronomy Zone
If we tell you that a single toothpick could carry the weight of a water bottle, what will you say? No, we are not talking about magic tricks, it is just simple physics.
The clip that we are talking about shows a man suspending a water bottle tied to a rope with the help of just toothpicks. He first puts the toothpick on the edge of his dining table and while still holding it, he suspends the water bottle.
Physics is cool pic.twitter.com/t6cAtGrtT4
— Physics & Astronomy Zone (@ZONEPHYSlCS) July 2, 2020
At first, the man puts a bottle of milk on the toothpick for some weight while he builds the contraption. For the next step, he places the second toothpick in between the ropes and he uses the third one to bridge the gap between the first toothpick and the second one.
Finally, he removes the milk bottle, and the toothpick holds the weight of the water bottle. We are in awe of this.
Twitter account, Physics & Astronomy zone shared this video with the caption, “Physics is cool,” and we absolutely agree.
Twitter was amazed by the video and people flooded the comments section with clips and images of themselves doing the same. Have a look at some of them.
I thought it was because centre of mass.
— Vipin Chaurasia (@Vip_Chaurasia) July 2, 2020
my daughter set this last Saturday… still there! pic.twitter.com/grPDh8j8qW
— Raffaele Dall’Olio (@radallo) July 2, 2020
This version it’s a bit difficult because the wall pic.twitter.com/Iaq9wmPMI7
— Juan Diego (@JDSalcedos) July 2, 2020
You know right
— Isaac (@_the_ike) July 2, 2020
— Wwright #myfamilymatter (@kew5711) July 2, 2020
— kitila katala (@katalas_son) July 2, 2020
The structural form of tie and matches produces a normal forces () that counter the natural weight force of the structure () so they cancel each other forces. Then this phenomenon created an equilibrium state of structure (F=0 & M=0).
— Landyn (@landynbtw) July 2, 2020
What ruler/hammer trick?
— mym (@mym31412987) July 2, 2020
If you do this with a match then light the match.
It will burn until the lip of the cup then it looks like its being held by almost nothing
— Scottduk (@scottduk67) July 2, 2020
Are you going to try it?
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