1F20.25 - Bed of Nails - Smash a Block
Place one of the large bed of nails on the floor and have someone lay on it. Provide a protective pillow for the head. Cover the face with the protective Plexiglas plate and then place a cement block on the chest of the volunteer "victim". Break the block with a sledge hammer.
- Gerardo Giordano, "The Physics of Warfare", TPT, Vol. 53, #3, March 2015, p. 151.
- Huang Guo-xiong, "Unbroken Eggs", TPT, Vol. 34, #5, May 1996, p. 311.
- .H.T. Hudson, "The Most Obvious Explanation Is Not Always Correct", TPT, Vol. 26, #1, Jan. 1988, p. 34.
- Dennis P. Zicko, "Demonstration: A Nail Driven Into Wood", TPT, Vol. 18, #1, Jan. 1980, p. 50.
- Mario Iona, "Letters - Force is Essential", TPT, Vol. 18, #4, Apr. 1980, p. 256.
- James C. Dennis, "The Stephen F. Austin Traveling Science Show" (Figure 2), TPT, Vol. 16, #1, Jan. 1978, p. 12.
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- David Kutliroff, "35. Fakir Physics", 101 Classroom Demonstrations and Experiments For Teaching Physics, p. 80.
- Jearl Walker, "1.56. Beds of Nails", The Flying Circus of Physics Ed. 2, p. 27.
- "F-035. Seat and Bed of Nails", DICK and RAE Physics Demo Notebook, 1993.
- G. D. Freier and F. J. Anderson, "Ml-2", A Demonstration Handbook for Physics.
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