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WFU Physics Lecture Demonstrations

Bed of Nails

PIRA 1K30.10

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Photo of Demo Photo of Demo

Description:

A person can stand on a bed of nails without hurting their feet. This is because the wieght is spread out over an area of nails, so each one exerts just a little pressure. the denser the nails, the more comfortable the person.

Recipe and
Location:

Bed of Nails

Video:

Streaming Video:

None

MPG Video:

With Shoes
Without Shoes

Real Video:

With Shoes
Without Shoes

Notes:

None at this time.

 

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