Energy & Pressure
Bed of Nails Demonstrations
Bed of Nails & Person Standing
One person lies on a bed of nails, while another stands atop a bed of
resting on the others chest. This shows that with fairly even
there are enough nails that no one of them presses with enough force to
Bed of Nails & Block Broken
A concrete block is placed on a small bed of nails, nail points down,
which in turn is placed on the chest of someone lying on a large bed of
nails. The block is then broken with a sledge hammer. The energy of the
hammer goes mostly to the inelastic collision with the block, the
through to the Earth. It's the little bits of concrete you have to
out for. Wear a face mask and a cup! I prefer to use a three
block and have the middle section broken. That way a lot of the small
of concrete are stopped by the two end sections.
Want to make a bed of nails of your very own? Here is a set of
Bed of Nail Instructions .
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