How does the fork balance on toothpick?
Even though the toothpick is just on the edge of the glass, the entire thing remains balanced. This is because of the centre of gravity, which is the middle point where something can be balanced.
Can you balance a toothpick?
Work the toothpick into the tines of the fork. Carefully set the toothpick on the rim of the glass. Slowly slide it in or out across the rim until you’ve found the best balance point. Both handles will be curving downward below the rim of the glass and the toothpick will be almost horizontal.
How do you balance a toothpick on a glass plate?
The heads of the forks should be pointing away from the glass, and the handles should be on either side of the glass. This is the most difficult step of the trick and may require some trial and error to get the toothpick to balance.
How do you balance a toothpick on two forks?
Then insert your other toothpick into the two forks so the toothpick is pointing directly down from the center of gravity. Now you can balance the toothpick with the forks on the tip of the other toothpick, and if you get it perfect, even spin the forks around like a propeller without them falling.
How to use a toothpick to break a Glass Fork?
Slide the spoon into the fork so they are “stuck” together. Put the toothpick in the middle of the fork. Here’s where the patience comes in. Place the end of the toothpick along the edge of the glass while balancing the fork and spoon. You’ll want to make small adjustments while keeping your hands on both the fork/spoon and the toothpick.
How do you balance a spoon and a fork?
This balancing act has 2 variations depending on your patience and materials. For the first one you’ll need a glass of water (or bottle, soda can etc), spoon, fork and a toothpick. Slide the spoon into the fork so they are “stuck” together. Put the toothpick in the middle of the fork.