Can you Balance a knife n fork , match on the side of a glass ?

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  1. BeyondTherapy

    BeyondTherapy Well-Known Member

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    Can you Balance a knife n fork , match on the side of a glass ?

    Cant say i had a go but ive heard of this before and a photo of it being done ...

    Try this at home, i bet it doesn't work though i got a funny feeling about this , but i hope i'm wrong.

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    anyone done it , had a go etc
     
  2. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    hows that even possible?
     
  3. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    its not but the photo is strangely compelling, think i might have to try it
     
  4. dnbkingz

    dnbkingz bollocks

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    If i break my shitty cutlery because of this. I'm fucking blaming you.
     
  5. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

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    I bet Dr Bunhead could do it..

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  6. wo88le

    wo88le A Mockery of a Travesty

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    no it is very possible, the knife and fork are pointing inwards towards the glass making their centre of gravity somewhere nearer the match head. because the handles are heavier they balance it out, etc etc when you think about it its obvious.

    Although.... in this picture the knife and fork are level, ive seen it before and they kinda hang down...fishy maybe?

    It is quite hard to do, but i know its possible
     
  7. Catsel

    Catsel Well-Known Dismember

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    my ex missus was like that
     
  8. Jwood27

    Jwood27 VICTIM

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    the centre of gravity is at the thickened part of the handles, coupled with the fact that it is pivoted on the match, the centre of gravity of the structure is actually just above or below the matchstick (notice the shadow of the fork and the relation to where the knife is).

    You have to fiddle a lot to get it right, because the margin of error is very small.
    if i wasn't going to work i'd draw a little diagram.

    i think that's right ^^
     
  9. $marty

    $marty Dexcell Staff Member

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    Yeah I have seen this being done and can confirm it works.
     
  10. wo88le

    wo88le A Mockery of a Travesty

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    ive actually broken into sweat trying to do this so just type it into youtube and someone will show u how to do it
     
  11. Nutek

    Nutek movement junglist

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    just done it! took me a few minutes, well chuffed! definately a god party trick (y)