2 thoughts on “Find Your Center Redux

  1. I’m having a hard time believing this one…

    As far as I can tell, the only part of the structure to the left of the counter’s lip is the hammer’s head. Because of the perspective of the picture, it’s hard to tell how far the head of the hammer extends to the left of the lip of the counter, but based on my hammer, which looks similar, it can’t be more than about 20 cm (and I think that’s generous).

    It looks to me like the center of mass of the soda bottle might be about where the ‘k’ or ‘o’ in coke is, and that seems about…10 cm, maybe, to the right of the lip of the counter?

    So if all this is close so far, the soda would need to weigh less than twice as much as the hammer’s head. It looks like the 2 liter bottle is about 3/4 full. I don’t have a scale to weigh my hammer, but I’m having a hard time thinking its head weighs more than 1.5 kg.

    Also, if I made this sculpture, I would take a picture from the side, rather than this corner view, which makes me suspect foul play.

    Am I missing something?

  2. You’re ignoring the mass of the board, which is mostly over the counter. The whole point of these contraptions is to make it look improbable.

    Photos can always be faked, but this doesn’t look particularly unreasonable.

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