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Man Lifts 20-Ton Block by Hand

“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” – Archimedes

Liquid Sand!

NASA engineer Mark Rober makes a new fun thing!

This is the story of Balloonfest ’86. The world record mass balloon releasing that went horribly wrong.

Destin of SmarterEveryDay gets on the ice with a pro and we get to see the physics behind some common figure skating moves.

Poetically known as Baikal Zen Rocks, this rare effect happens when a flat rock that has fallen onto the ice catches the spring sun and melts the ice underneath it. Only a thin pedestal supporting the rock remains. The pedestal is far enough from the sides of the rock that it escapes melting. At night, the water beneath the rock refreezes. Photos by Colin Monteath.

 

Poetically known as Baikal Zen Rocks, this rare effect happens when a flat rock that has fallen onto the ice catches the spring sun and melts the ice underneath it. Only a thin pedestal supporting the rock remains. The pedestal is far enough from the sides of the rock that it escapes melting. At night, the water beneath the rock refreezes. Photos by Colin Monteath.

Poetically known as Baikal Zen Rocks, this rare effect happens when a flat rock that has fallen onto the ice catches the spring sun and melts the ice underneath it. Only a thin pedestal supporting the rock remains. The pedestal is far enough from the sides of the rock that it escapes melting. At night, the water beneath the rock refreezes. Photos by Colin Monteath.

 

Poetically known as Baikal Zen Rocks, this rare effect happens when a flat rock that has fallen onto the ice catches the spring sun and melts the ice underneath it. Only a thin pedestal supporting the rock remains. The pedestal is far enough from the sides of the rock that it escapes melting. At night, the water beneath the rock refreezes. Photos by Colin Monteath.

Not to worry, they had folks down below collecting the planes.

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