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

BeyondTherapy

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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.



anyone done it , had a go etc
 

wo88le

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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
 

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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 ^^
 
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