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How to do the science experiment of balancing nails

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017

The explanation of why ten nails can balance on top of one only nail is that when we lift all the nails at once, the side nails fall downwards, therefore being held by the top and bottom nails, which enables the nail to stay in the same place all together, when the nails are leaning on the head of the nail that is stuck, the center of mass of the whole structure is under the fulcrum and that is why they can all balance. If you want to know how to do the science experiment of balancing nails, take a look at the following OneHowto video.

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Tips
  • When you create the nail structure, be careful when you lift it all as they can fall apart easily.
  • It's recommendable that you do this experiment with big nails, as it's easier to get them to balance.

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