Test your Understanding of Physics with the Broom Riddle

If you remember anything from high school physics, you probably understand the concept of center of gravity. That is the theoretical point where the force of gravity is enacted on an object, or in other words, where the weight of an object can be considered to act.

When you hold an object like a broom and try to balance it on your finger, the fulcrum where you finger sits is directly under the center of gravity. But are both sides of an object around that fulcrum the same weight? Your initial gut reaction may be yes, or it may be no because you are remembering the concept of moments… if you want to find the answer to this riddle, watch the video below!

Trevor is a civil engineer (B.S.) by trade and an accomplished writer with a passion for inspiring everyone with new and exciting technologies. He is also a published children’s book author and the producer for the YouTube channel Concerning Reality.


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