i think seventh grade was a dark time for everyone
this man won the internet
#’they went to space’ he thinks#these creatures of flesh and bone and blood and fragile nerves and paper skin went into the vastness#with only a metal shell and a boundless hope#they wrote poems about the stars for ten thousand years#dreamed of soaring with them: something angels do effortlessly#’angels’ he thinks ‘have never built a spaceship’#they have never had to build a bridge or dam a river or dig the stones from a field to plant their crops#they have never had to learn from bruises and skinned knees#it makes him think of anna#the lessons she gained as a human child#a sense of fairness from being picked last at softball#a sense of grief from finding a baby bird fallen from its nest#all children dream of space at least once#even anna#and now even castiel#dreaming of touching the sky as only humans can#in their imperfect climb to heaven (via robotmango)
Because of the weight of the ends of the forks, and how they’re distributed behind the penny (closer to the glass), the center of gravity of the whole system is actually shifted quite significantly. If I’m right, it would actually have to be right where the penny meets the glass. This mean, in a sense, all the “weight” of the system of the forks and penny is resting right on that point, rather than out in the air, so if you balance it, it’ll be stable on the glass.
The difference between Science and Engineering.