[PICTURES] Does this wooden structure violate laws of physics?

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On Sun, 26 Aug 2007 19:06:28 -0500, Ignoramus19259

Nice cantilever there. The kid is smart.
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Ignoramus19259 wrote:

For it to fall, the center ends of the horizontal orange blocks have to go down. Since the outboard ends are resting on vertical blocks, they would have to go up when the center ends go down. The outboard ends can't go up because the weight of the upper blocks is too great.
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wrote:

On the subject of demoltion there is an office block in London where they are currently demolishing it from the bottom first.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6928569.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/07/uk_enl_1186078864/img/1.jpg
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No, it doesn't. Good job engineering by the 6 year old... The weight is mainly transfered to the outside, so the center support isn't holding much weight. He's got two* times the weight on the outer supports as the inner, so it stands.
*This may not be 2.0000 times, it's just roughly 2:1.
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On Sun, 26 Aug 2007 19:06:28 -0500, Ignoramus19259

Sufficient weight in the side stacks allows the cross-beams to act as cantilvered beams.
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cool though i might try to do it myself to see if it work
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