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Integrity of a fish tank stand?
Old 03-10-2009, 12:10 AM   #11
 
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if you hit the egg with a hammer it will smash. if you hold it in your hand and try to squeeze it from top to bottom (without digging your fingers in to create a pressure point) it will not crack. use your thumb on one end and index on the other.

go ahead and try using your hands, if your doing it the way im describing you will not be able to crack it.
** You may want to try it outside**
ok, I will try, you confused me when you said it was "impossible".

and...I tried it...and

It sadly...to my surprise did not break...hey, you learn something everyday. :)

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Old 03-10-2009, 03:29 AM   #12
 
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Hah, well that sure makes me feel better!

Oh, and I don't plan on spilling much water, but my fish sure do!...all of the time!
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:39 AM   #13
 
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haha, so this post has turned into a science experiment, I Love it!!!!!!
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:50 AM   #14
 
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well, a science experiment if you may but it was mentioned more along the lines of a better understanding of the wood being vertical vs horizontal.
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:22 PM   #15
 
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if you hit the egg with a hammer it will smash. if you hold it in your hand and try to squeeze it from top to bottom (without digging your fingers in to create a pressure point) it will not crack. use your thumb on one end and index on the other.

go ahead and try using your hands, if your doing it the way im describing you will not be able to crack it.
** You may want to try it outside**

We did that in college to see for ourselves how much strength difference "everything in it's proper place" makes. I do testing on construction materials as well as a project manager so things like this is very... at home for me.
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