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Posts tagged center of gravity

May 2, 2014

 

Black and white photograph of a long jumper in mid-flight.

The Physics Of The Hitch Kick

Ever wondered why long jumpers move the way they do? Science has the answer!

September 16, 2010

 

penny stack

How High Can You Stack Pennies Before They Fall Over?

We've all played the penny stack game. Is there anyway to prevent the pennies from falling over?

September 9, 2010

 

silver high heels

Fact Or Fiction: Pregnant Women Should Not Wear High Heels

Is it true that pregnant women should avoid high heels?

February 10, 2009

 

Head first slide into third base

Head First Slide

Have you ever wondered why some baseball players slide feet first and some slide head-first? Does either way provide an advantage?

January 30, 2008

 

Inflatable Clown Bouncing Back Up After Being Hit

Why You Can’t Knock Down a Clown

Remember those inflatable clowns that stood about three feet high and had big red noses, meant for punching? Hit the clown as hard as you could, right back up.

June 29, 2007

 

Person On Bathroom Scale

The Equatorial Weight-loss Program

You've tried all sorts of diets, you work out regularly, and you avoid fatty foods, yet still nothing seems to take off those extra pounds eh?

September 15, 2005

 

Penny Stack

Here's a question of burning scientific importance: How high can you stack pennies before they fall over?

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