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Subj: Re: Hard feat to quantify
Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 12:54:08 am EDT
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Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 at 10:58:02 pm EDT

> It isn't hyperbole, because it said it and then showed it.
> I always thought the feat was referred to as "holding up the world", not the heavens. But really, if he is seperating two things by just getting between them, then I'd have to go with the weight of the world as the actual weight of the feat.
> It looks like metaphysical wackyness also, but it's been referred to before. Also, I don't recall Hercules failing to lift much

Yes, but even the "weight of the world" isn't a really value. The planet has a certain mass but the weight has to do with gravity. If you are pushing on the entire planet, then there is no gravitational force because it pulls inward. The planet "weighs" nothing unless you are at the center of the planet holding it apart somehow.

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