Bed of Nails

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A bed of nails can actually be comfortable, if there are enough nails. A person's weight is divided by the number of nails under them. Here, Mr. Slab weighs 200 pounds, so the default bed is actually extremely painful. Adding more nails will help him a lot. You can replicate the experiment with a nail, pen or pencil, and a few ounces of pressure somewhere on your skin.

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Sidenote: most accidents occur while getting on or off the bed.

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Contributed by: Ed Pegg Jr (June 2008)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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