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Published on May 7, 2013
http://www.thegeekgroup.org - As we were recycling a large amount of old chairs, Chris decided to carry out a little science experiment. These chairs stack together when stored. We often wondered just how high you could stack them. Since they were being removed from service, it was time to find out! Starting with level surface, the chairs where stacked one by one. When they got above a safe height, we broke out the fork lift with the man lift attached. As we broke past about 20 chairs, it was clear what the point of failure might be. Watch the video and try to guess the amount of chairs and at what point they fail. Whilst a bit of fun, experiments like these help you think about physics and how it relates to just about everything. How could we have used physics to predict the probably outcome?
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