Anti-Gravity Quarters

Submitted by: mike3027 8 years ago in Weird

Someone was very bored obviously - damn fine engineering skills. How"s it done?
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Male 541
glue
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Male 103
magic. got it.
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Female 56
it`s the center of mass...notice how the levels get higher and the bottom level is left out as it goes off the end of the table.
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Male 372
they`re not quarters...
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Male 287
Most people here don`t know how physics work.
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Male 1,129
center of mass is an amazing thing thats what keeps it from falling
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Male 430
oh, oh, oh, it`s magic.
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Male 322
you could glue it or you could use the dovetail method, ie. you stack each half on top of the next, try it yourself stak pennies into an up-side down paramid. WEEHOOO science is knowledge and knowledge is power!
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Male 199
looks like plastic, and what would make them stay like that...


... glue

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Male 185
It`s simple. Just place a board level with the table and support it. Stack the quarters on top of each other so that the weight pinches the quarters in the next row. Once everything is set up, remove the supports and the board. And now you have a free standing structure. Hard to do, but not rocket science.
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Male 171
Those aren`t quarters. Those aren`t quarters at all. :o
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Male 240
Mmmm, Physics..
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Male 1,232
Probably just double sided tape or something like that.
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Male 964
all those quarters could get me about 37 minutes in an arcade ^_^
and i can see how this can work
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Female 859
i get how this could work... it`d take a while tho.. maybe lol otherwise im making a fool of myself
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Male 307
OH. MY. GOD.

I Love Quarters! :D

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Male 394
i fid sperm to be a very good glue substitute :p ... i use it on all of my artwork
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Male 639
It`s not fake.
There is no trickery.
No glue.
If you`re not an idiot you can easily figure out how this works.
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Female 447
Polarized? maybe?
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Female 741
1. they aren`t quarters

2. they`re glued to the table

ta drating dah

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Female 65
did anybody notice that those are in fact, not quarters?
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Male 245
how abt glue?
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Male 612
thats uber cool
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Male 74
@Hunneybear, male? really?? Hunneybear??? really???? no offence :)

I used 2 penny pieces from right here in the good old rediculously-young-breeding-lack-of-respect-for-everything-going-to-hell-in-a-big-way UK.

Not that I`m losing faith with my country or anything.

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Male 569
same here, i was really hoping that "anti-gravity quarters" meant that someone was going to be floating inside their house. :-?
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Male 396
hey freeboxster what kind of coins did you use to make your picture?
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Male 115
Those camera angles look suspicious but other than that I thought it was pretty cool
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Male 342
I am going to guess glue >.> just because its on the internet doesn`t mean they had to do it the cool way
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Male 544
Haha, I was thinking that "quarters" meant "room" too.


Way to disappoint. Haha. :-P

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Male 670
I don`t think those are quarters.
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Female 1,436
Ah, physics is fuc*ing amazing
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Male 387
Epic
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Male 8,300
The reason it looks like "that thing over Grand Canyon" is that its the same principle.
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Male 163
Thank you freeboxster for your epic feat while keeping IAB in the background
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Male 74
why on earth has no-one noticed the one I did with I-am-bored in the background, granted it`s a bit fuzzy but 20 mins and NO glue and I was still bored!!
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Male 1,023
hard to do but it doesn`t have to be glue.
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Male 603
I know every other cynic said, "Glue," but I`m saying it too.

I`m kidding. Pretty cool.

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Male 367
I have like $50 off quarters, I`ve got to try this some time.
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Male 97
thats a lot of money
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Male 355
Phuck, I tought it was a quarter like a army quarter, with some doods flying or sumtg.
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Female 15,763
Ooh, cool twist on the classic penny structures. I`ll have to try this one sometime.
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Male 2,121
basically all the quarters interlock to form a reasonable solid structure, the centre of gravity of this structure is over the table so it doesn`t fall. I could do it if I was very sad, bored and had a lot of coins lying around...
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Male 612
thats NOT antigravity
nor an engineering marvel
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Male 2
It has to do with finding the center of gravity for each quarter, more specifically if each coin is placed no further than half way on any one coin this could, in theory, be extended off the table forever.
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Male 1,347
yeah i was thinking a room too
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Male 4,546
Not glue.
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Male 55
When it said anti gravity quarters i thought it was going to be a room that you can float around in?! cool trick though
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Male 74

My hands smell like coins!!

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Male 3,301
Glue.
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Male 886
wait... Those aren`t quarters!!!
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Male 493
It can be done without glue, it`s a cantilever system of building.

A lot of small bridges are built in the same way, just Google/Wiki it.

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Male 483
looks like that thing at the grand canyon
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Male 192
No richevo, I thought that too. lol
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Male 10
tut i totally miss read the link, i thought someone had made an anti gravity room! different kind of Quarter. UK thing?
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Male 801
Glue, or the same princible as those mother f*cking 10p machines! (for those who don`t know what I am talking about, just google image `10p machines`, you`ll know what I`m talking about)
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Female 115
really? just glue a bunch of quarter together and glue that to the table.
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Male 2,388
thats real. You can tell by the height of the coins just at the edge and the way they minimize quickly also all the bottom ones have like twenty time the wight from the row before them on the inside half than on their outside half
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Male 73
hmmm ill try it
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Male 109
epic fail lol
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Male 293
how`s it done? It`s called glue.
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Male 73
not quarters :P
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Male 52
Link: Anti-Gravity Quarters [Rate Link] - Someone was very bored obviously - damn fine engineering skills. How`s it done?
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