We will explore the idea that the Atmosphere has weight! How cool are gas laws?! (And Sasha's kitten)
Step 1: Placement of Ruler
Take a 100% wooden ruler and place it on a desk so that it extends a bit over the desk.
Step 2: Placement of Newspaper
Place two full sheets of newspaper over the section of the meter stick that remains on the desk.
Step 3: Smooth and Flatten Newspaper
Smooth the newspaper out several times so it lies on the table as flat as possible.
Step 4: Karate Chop
After putting on your safety goggles... try to karate chop the meter stick.