The Infinity Gravity Machine [Pic]

Submitted by: Rested 6 years ago in Funny

Where"s your god now?
There are 81 comments:
Male 678
5Cats, it`s just interesting. I`m sure the poster didn`t expect you to get so upset about it.
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Male 6,694
Chotch.
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Male 417
Do want!
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Male 1
womp womp I thought it was way cooler than it is. It`s just wedged inside of the container. the stone creates the tension. "artist" Dan Greyber. It`s called "Cavity Mechanism #2" w/Glass Dome. 2008. Mixed. 6" x 4" x 4". also refered to as "The Beauty of Tension"
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Male 1,360
it`s using gravity (weight) to suspend itself. pretty clever.
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Male 37,865
Infinitly stupid machine? It`s stuck in the jar, it has nothing to do with "anti-gravity" or whatever else.
Yeesh!
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Male 2,506
Yea its just stuck
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Male 373
so it`s just stuck?
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Male 958
Wow I just got it after I saw 2 wheel pointing down and 1 sideways.. That makes enough sense.
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Male 371
the weight is using the pulley to apply torque to the wheel going up the glass. the result of the friction allows it to appear weightless, but in reality it is just friction caused by torque, like driving a car uphill defy`s gravity.
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Male 301
@Samsquanch

Well done sir, well done.
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Male 531
lies
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Male 328
I don`t understand why some people are so up in arms about the fact that some people just don`t realize what exactly is going on. Until I read the comments I didn`t even realize that any part of it was actually touching the glass. As soon as I understood that obviously critical piece of information I realized that this is simply a result of friction. People are so quick to judge...
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Male 9
Amorphous solid is right but I`ve yet to hear any convincing evidence for viscosity in room temperature glass. And this is no more an "infinity gravity machine" than a table is.
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Male 1,067
Fairplay, Samsquanch
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Male 792
[quote]Where`s your god now?[/quote]

...applying the laws of physics to the universe to allow this to happen.
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Female 11
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Male 639
@Baalthazaq

Actually, I think you`ll find glass is a liquid. The surrounding temperature however, needs to be around 2,000 °C.
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Male 86
8 years ago i would be fascinated by this
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Male 4,004
And very nice Baalthazaq. Both on the amorphous solid and the "very slight" viscosity comments.

I was about to correct fools until you did it.
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Male 4,004
I don`t know why some of you are arguing over this. I actually stared at it looking for the joke before I realized this was all there was to it. If you don`t get it (as made obvious by comments)
1: Weight pulls on string.
2. String pulls both "legs" of the contraption closer, which in turns makes the machine "longer" in a sense.
3. Since the machine is already up against the glass, it has nowhere to go, so instead the machine now exerts a lateral force pushing upon the glass.
4. The weight adds enough lateral force to maintain itself and its contraption suspended/prevent from falling.

However, the fact the wheels are made of rubber add to the friction preventing the machine from moving downward. Had they been metal or plastic it would have fallen.
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Male 3,475
Who made this pos, Mr. Brain Wash?
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Male 759
I don`t get it. it`s applying pressure to the glass which keeps it raised... Is there something more interesting about this?
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Male 3,076
take it out of the capsule, and it will falll so not antigravity...
but here is a real antigravity machine
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Male 4,547
"Glass is actually a (very slightly) viscous liquid. It sags over time. This will not last."

No. It isn`t. It is an amorphous solid. Wikipedia.

Also, high viscosity means thick. "Very slight" viscosity means very liquidy.
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Male 10,440
Also, I don`t get this thing...

The contraption is being held up by the side friction of the black wheels on the clear surface and the pulley action caused by the weight that tries to close the two orange arms thus forcing the other two sets of wheels outward.

So what? Where is the infinite gravity?

Oh right, IAB doesn`t use descriptions that make sense.
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Male 10,440
[quote] Glass is actually a (very slightly) viscous liquid. It sags over time. This will not last. [/quote]

Who says it`s glass? I say it`s a clear plastic composite.
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Male 527
It`s stationary, this is statics not dynamics. Statics is credited to Archimedes, AKA a Greek that lived in third century BCE. Statics is older than the god you`re referring to.

Yes, I do know the difference between statics and dynamics. Here is how Newton`s laws apply:

First law: Objects in a state of motion tend to stay in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it. Since our object is standing still, it is reasonable to say that there is no external force that is causing it to move.

Second law: The net forces on an object is equal to its mass times its acceleration, or more widely known as F=ma. It is better to say that Sum (F)=ma, but since a=0, Sum (F) = 0.

Third law: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. When you look at a structure (say, a truss), the forces at any one element have equal and opposite forces acting upon them to keep them in place.
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Male 1,548
@fattpill
too bad this doesn`t "confound" anyone with at least a modest knowledge of physics. Tell Paul to get back in his hole and stop trying to twist Yeshuah`s words to fit with bigoted anti-knowledge first century orthodox Judaism.
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Male 256
1 Cor 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty
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Male 1,548
@goaliejerry
That`s actually a myth that glass sags over time. The whole "glass is a liquid" concept is just a semantics argument due to the fact that silicate glasses do not absorb any energy during the phase change between solid and liquid (like most other compounds do). Old windows are thicker at the bottom because of the technique used to make the (spinning), not the properties of the glass itself.
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Male 527
Glass is actually a (very slightly) viscous liquid. It sags over time. This will not last.

Goalie, there`s a good article that shows that there is no evidence that this happens. The belief came about when looking at glass windows that seemed to be thicker along one edge as opposed to the opposite side. It`s been shown since that it is more of a problem with manufacturing those particular glass panels as opposed to the glass slowly sagging.

That is not to say that it doesn`t happen. I`m saying that there isn`t any evidence yet that shows that it does. I`ll link the article if you would like to see it.
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Male 4,014
Its not infinite. As others have noted, its relying on resistance of the glass. Glass is actually a (very slightly) viscous liquid. It sags over time. This will not last.
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Male 1,584
it`s because of all the pullys right? each one reduces the amount of work needed to lift the weight? or something 8th grade science was too long ago
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Female 219
O man here we go again this poo gets old
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Male 25,416
dumb....
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Male 378
its quite clever and would do well as household artwork
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Male 162
Infinity?? The rubber will decompose in about 80 years, most of the metal will also be corroded and structurally unsound in at least that time. The glass bell will sag out of shape, and no longer support the contraption within a couple hundred thousand years.
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Male 2,419
@mvangild
Really? You`re gonna give this one to Newton?

It`s stationary, this is statics not dynamics. Statics is credited to Archimedes, AKA a Greek that lived in third century BCE. Statics is older than the god you`re referring to.

Dynamics is accepted as being founded by Galileo.
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Female 3,562
The people taking this obviously sarcastic caption seriously need to be crucified like their savior.
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Male 2,988
So the weight pulls the clamp shut but it`s too big for the glass case so it pushes against the wall and stays up. Whats the big deal?
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Male 527
Actually, my god is right here, and this is what he had to say:

"So, a bright individual comes up with a design that uses my laws of motion (and I don`t know why everyone keeps calling them Newton`s laws, I mean, all he did was discover them) to suspend a weight from the glass lid, and this poster decides that this is proof against my existence?

I have one word for this particular mortal: derp."

BTW, if you ask about "Einstein`s" theory of relativity, better be ready for some serious venting. :)
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Male 658
I don`t get it. Is this supposed to be a trick?
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Male 931
Ha. Don`t go thinking that you`re superior. You`re a c*&t. I hate people from school. You`re all c*&ts.
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Male 3,745
i made one of those for my Tech class in my senior year in high school...

how does this defy god again?
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Male 82
What`s funny is the people who act like this is a piece of poo because they understand the physics behind it and are therefore so far superior to it...
I don`t think the guy made this to defy god.
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Female 412
It took me a while and a look at the link WeePee put up but I think I get it
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Male 612
its a sculpture, one of many from the same "artist."
sometimes things make more sense with a link then just a image... http://gizmodo.com /5745773/the-beauty-of-tension
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Male 1,243
Quite a few people on here seem to be quite pretentious about this one. Rather amusing.
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Male 801
If you don`t understand/can`t see what`s going in this picture, frankly, you are a moron.
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Male 716
Problem,gravity?
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Male 103
WTF is this thing? Does it move? Doesn`t look like the horizontal and vertical rings can move. right?
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Male 1,021
My "10 Dirties motels in the USA" does not get posted but this does? <sigh>
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Male 2,516
everyone gets it, it`s just not funny nor clever. This is as clever as getting your hand stuck in a vase
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Male 2,229
I`m impressed that it was put together with out breaking the glass, as to the "gravity" bit verses friction, not so much, but the design is cool.
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Male 876
Gerry my good man, a tip of the hat to you for that gem.
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Male 219
It`s a little more impressive when you see that it`s not a fixed triangle, but it`s still a wery wery disappointing post
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Male 1,471
No, it`s not magic, and it`s not really that impressive.. But it IS however pretty funny, in a physics-geek sort of way :P.. To those of you who don`t get it: The weight of the concrete block pulling down on the.. "thing-a-ma-jig"... is what is stopping it from falling down onto the bottom of the jar...
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Male 497
IAB are you insulting my intelligence?

The horizontally alligned wheels on the left side wont slide down, and the weight uses the pullies to keep the wheels on the right stationary. Then friction does the rest.

Or, the wheels on the right don`t rotate at all and this device was made for trolling.
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Male 2,220
Eventually it will come down won`t it?
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Male 3,322
"Anyone with an elementary understanding of science will not be the slightest bit impressed by this. "

I`m impressed by the design and the presentation of this, but not by the physics behind it.
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Male 38,507
1gr8slice - [quote]`I am pretty sure Gerry has a "wedgie" shot` [/quote]

I hadn`t planned on commenting but then I saw your challenge and, well what could I do but go "digging"



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Male 1,010
This is so unimpressive that there can be no intent behind it.. if there is a joke here the joke is most certainly on those who say "i am not impressed".

I call it a troll on the internet blogs who post things that actually are impressive.
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Male 1,081
Oh, I see, It`s kind of ironic. If the weight is removed, the contraption will lose friction and fall which is funny because with more weight you need more friction to stay suspended.
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Male 364
So, if you can wedge an object into another object you have defied gravity and claimed superiority over God?
I am pretty sure Gerry has a "wedgie" shot that will catapult him to supreme deity status.
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Male 3,894
Anyone with an elementary understanding of science will not be the slightest bit impressed by this.
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Male 346
But...The black rubber rings are pushed up against the sides of the glass. It`s not magic.
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Male 7,378
I like it. It`s cool. I wish I had one.
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Male 292
i dont get it
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Male 2,516
here`s another gravity machine, and this one predicts the weather!



works under the same principle!
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Male 7,759
Not fake.

Notice the six black rubber o-rings.

The weight of the weight is pulling the arm together, expanding its total radius due to the fulcrum, and forcing the black rubber o-rings into the side of the glass dome which support the device.

Cool as hell, though.
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Male 2,441
?
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Male 3,894
I don`t see what`s special about this.
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Male 15,510
Lmao, Moon here I come!
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Female 93
O.o
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Male 244
unless someone proves me other wise i would say that is fake
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Male 371
I bow before you, oh Infinity Grav-

...wait. I can see the string!
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Male 16
What exactly are we looking at and why is this supposed to be impressive?
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Male 346
is friction that hard to understand?
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Male 1,081
What am I looking at?
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Male 570
Link: The Infinity Gravity Machine [Pic] [Rate Link] - Where`s your god now?
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