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"QUANTUM SHOT" #242


Arranging Ordinary Objects in an Extraordinary Way

In our first article "Top 10 Most Curious States of Equilibrium" we've outlined some interesting - even outrageous - states of balance, which many readers found hard to believe, unless convinced through their own experience. We received many reports of successful replication of these feats, documented with photographs. So it's time to complement our previous post with pictures received in our mail, and the rest found mostly here and here.

But first, a few vintage example of mind-bending balance, done for the camera:
(most images are from vintagephoto)







(images credit: vintagephoto)

Now, on with the balancing objects:






































(images credit: Igrushka.kz and Knuttz)


The following videos illustrate the most classic examples of equilibrium:







(videos credit: Curiosoperoinutil)


People in Sri Lanka are masters of this special "Balancing Act":



Balancing rocks could be a topic for a separate post, bearing in mind how popular it is among various artists - expertly balancing whatever shapes nature gives them.


(image credit: Jeff Ambrose)

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6 Comments:

Blogger B. Durbin said...

My father made a pedestal for a sundial by taking several natural rocks and stacking them to find a way that they would balnce before cementing them in place. He said there was no reason to have gravity working against him.

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Blogger Sergei said...

Good day.

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Blogger Avi Abrams said...

Thank you Sergei

I think we've covered these in our first post :)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill Dan, rock balancing artist:
http://billdan.blogspot.com/

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OpenID superbeast said...

Wow, its very great.

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Blogger Eliyahu said...

If we look carefully at the bottle with two cardboard rings balanced on it, about halfway down, there's a small nail supporting the right side of the bottle. It's not as much of a balancing demonstration as first meets the eye.

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