Introduction: Variation...

A common variation of this trick -which is slightly easier to perform- is for the girl to face away from the line of men, with her arms outstretched, and bracing herself against a wall with her hands.
Their aim, of course, is to pin her to the wall, but as long as she can resist the force exerted by the first man, inertia will again defeat their best efforts to crumple her... In fact, it is not uncommon even, for the entire line to find itself off balance, and falling to the floor!



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    It wasn't as racey as I thought it was gonna be but nice pose

    Forget the trick! Where did she find the balding sextuplets.

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    Thinking the same thing! Freakin' weird. LOL

    Sorry had to post again... I'm still ROFL from your post.. *Whips a tear from his eye. ;)

    Also wipes it. Ouch that hurt!

    Freaky stuff! Check out their thongs!

    hahahahaha my bro is just weak for me... lol. nice instructable tough..

    I'm not so sure it's inertia that makes this possible so much as Newton's "Equal and opposite" principle. however, if this were an instructable about 200 frail women stopping a speeding truck....

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    Ummm "Equal and opposite" principle? You mean a butchered subtext of Newton's Third Law yes? Yes I do think that is what you mean.... however what the monkey does that have to do with this? The angle of the force is offset with an adjacent force... I'm not going to try to make up some physics terms or adapt irrelevant ones to explain it as I am not completely convinced of a total effectiveness, but most importantly I suggest you don't either. It's great you're on a site of this theme where you're apparently struck with some fascination of learning and understanding... PLEASE don't degrade the quality of the site with useless contributions in which you try to talk about something you clearly don't understand or know (for whatever motivation, be it an attempt to SEEM contributing/intelligent or hike up your post count). In regards to quality degradation, this not only creates noise to be filtered for those who are capable of sifting through bs, but more painfully those who ARE NOT who can be mislead into adopting your haphazardly coined concepts in one form or another - not to mention harm the perceptual quality of anything you post from herein out. <3

    Wow, take it easy there. All i was saying was that this trick has little to do with inertia, since inertia has nothing to do with, as you said, "the angle of the force offset with an adjacent force." That is not inertia. that is a force being offset by an adjacent force. I'm sorry if my simple correction has offended anyone, i meant no harm by it, i only wanted to clarify this a little. I'm not trying to degrade anything, aside from that one bit this is a good complete instructable, and i think a pretty cool trick. But, if you feel it is absolutely necessary to pick apart my post for whatever reason, be it an attempt to seem contributing/intelligent, hike up your post count (something which i, personally, don't really care about), creating more "noise" for people to filter through ("Harm to the perceptual quality of anything you post from herein out..." what?), or because you really are as negative and bitter as you appear and have nothing better to do that insult me and my two cents then by all means continue. However, i won't go so far as to say its great that you're on a site of this theme where you're apparently struck with some fascination of criticizing and insulting other peoples opinions, because without people like that this site would be much more fun and effective. Again, my apologies for correcting a simple mistake, i do hope you'll somehow learn to live with it.

    Private message sent - I have no intention to turn misconceptions into a public flamewar. Nothing will better from two people just trying to save-face.


    I'm sure the woman's posture also plays part of this, with the back leg being in a straight line with the spine.. why isn't it mentioned?

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    well, it wasn't mentioned because I didn't think of it... To be honest, this is the kind of standard bracing position you will naturally assume if someone pushes you.

    I don't doubt the RESULTS of your post, just the explanation. I'm not sure you understand what inertia is, and I'm also totally confused by the "total force cannot exceed the force exerted by the first man" theory. Seems to me if that were true we would never hear about people being crushed to the point where they die of suffocation while standing upright in a crowd of people. I agree the "trick" is in the position of the girl's arms. All she has to do is support the weight of the first man by pushing up with her hands. His "weight" is of course not his full body weight, but only the small portion that is "off balance" by the tilt of his body. If she can push up with 20lbs of force she can keep him "in balance" and actually prevent his hands from even touching her shoulders. And once he's balanced, (even with other men behind him) the slightest movement on her part will unbalance him.

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    If all the crowd were buffering each other with their arms outstretched, then no-one would get crushed. But it doesn't work like that. What happens when people are crushed, is the crowd surges forwards, and a few get pushed off balance. They either stay upright by pushing on other people (which passes the force of them falling on into the crowd) or they fall down (where they are likely to get trampled by many people, and crushed by those who, in turn, lose their footing and fall onto or over them) This trick really has nothing to do with that situation.

    That's great - this means that nobody could ever die from crowd rush because the force could never be more than one person pushing ... oops - guess that's not true.

    Damnit Sam!

    You cost me another one of my cheap tricks!

    Eeeh, this stuff is supposed to stay secret. =P

    Actually the commercial is much older. And other instances predate the commercial. You young whippersnappers.... :-) Hey pyro -- Soll "pyro" mit einem Großbuchstabe geschrieben sein? :-)

    The joke's much, much older than that movie, but still funny!