Marvin and Milo

Explore physics the exciting way, by trying out a simple and fun experiment. This month, Fork balancer Don't forget to check back next month for the next edition...

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What you need


Tall glass

Two identical forks




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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