Juggling forces

What started as a pretty informal online chat about an old riddle has led to several risky video-experiments and an even shakier theoretical analysis. I find the discussion to be a good example of how physics tends to be more about choosing your simplifying assumptions than about answering real-world questions. It’s also good for a peek at the ways theorists and experimentalists approach any given problem.Juggling off the Weight

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