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Man Demonstrates How To Suspend Bottle Using Toothpicks & Rope

Man Demonstrates How To Suspend Bottle Using Toothpicks & Rope

As footage opens, the man can be seen using the green coloured ropes to hang the bottle first then placing the heavy milk bottle on top to keep it suspended.

A video of an amazing gravity trick performed by a man with a water bottle, toothpick and string astonished the internet. Shared on Twitter by a Physics & Astronomy site, the 58-second clip depicts a physics concept used by a man to hang a water bottle over the edge of a table so it won’t fall despite being Remove support weights. Netizens were left speechless at the trick as they guessed what could hold a water bottle hanging from a string.

With over 3.7 million views, the clip portrays the static arrangement of the set up that exerts an upward force on the table leading the toothpick to balance the torque. As the footage opens, the man can be seen using the green coloured ropes to hang the bottle first then placing the heavy milk bottle on top to keep it suspended in position. He then arranges the three toothpicks in such a manner that they have the static equilibrium. Further in the video, the man removes the milk container and the bottle is seen hanging on its own. “The structural form of tie and matches produces 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)”, explained a user.

Toothpicks add constraint on rope

In the video, the physics works wonders as the toothpicks add a constraint on the rope and the “vertical” toothpick forces the horizontal toothpick in the rope to steer towards the table giving stability to the bottle without any support. Users lauded the concept and shared more such phenomenon in the comments section as they discussed the law of gravity. “The middle toothpick is using the force from the bottle to push the other tooth pick up so it all evens out, the bottle is basically keeping itself up,” said one. Another user shared the video of the same activity done against the wall, “This version it’s a bit difficult because the wall,” 

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