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What you need

 

Tall glass

Two identical forks

Toothpick

Instructions

 

Push the prongs of the two forks together

Push the toothpick between the prongs to hold the forks together

Balance the end of the toothpick on the side of the glass

Results & explanation

  
The forks can hang off the side because all the forces are balanced

 

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