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Subj: Re: do know that beams often give out...
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 05:06:21 pm CDT
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Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 04:07:35 pm CDT (Viewed 107 times)

> And, really, it's possible to HOLD UP the sky?
> You're so funny sometimes.

In a fictional made up medium \:D ?

You arent really asking that, are you? Its possibly the most idiotic question one can ask in a comic book message board.

How can one GRAB energy?

Ask the Hulk.

How can one lift the ocean?

Ask Hercules. Some painter used that theme in one of his work.

> > One of the principal ideas behind structural design is to distribute the load so that a ceiling or roof doesn't collapse. There is still weight acting on that beam, and we have 'engineering disasters' all the time in which a load bearing wall is insufficient to the task, and something collapses.
> >
> > Typically, supporting a weight is less difficult than lifting it because less stress is placed on smaller stabilization muscles and more of the load is supported by skeletal structure, but there's still a huge strength component to it.
> >
> > > > > What did you see anyone lift or press? Those are tests of strength... supporting something does not equate to strength.
> > > >
> > > > How do you support something without using strength?
> > >
> > > The same way one beam can support an entire ceiling.

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