1/19/2006

Pictures of Pennies

Pictures of Pennies: "The following is the basic pattern for building cantilevered structures with Pennies. Although it looks trivial, we can build amazing structures with these pillars. All penny columns are ten high, a 'stack'. Two side-by-side pennies held in place by a penny above them is called a 'triad'. Below is a stack with two triads resting on top. "

This is why civil engineers don't get laid.

1 comment:

Gary said...

Speaking of pennies - can you spot a real one? Most people can't.

Take a look, and see if you can choose the right penny. Do not look at a real penny first- I know you've seen a real one.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/exhibits/common_cents/index.html