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Leaning Tower of Pisa
# 1J11.10


Description: If the real Tower of Pisa was like this, there wouldn't be too many visitors, especially to the higher floors!

Instructions: The tower stands when the top is absent and tips over when the top is replaced. Adding the top moves the center of gravity beyond the edge of the base.



Hazards: none

Parts: two-part tower

Purchased/Built: purchased

Quant. in Demo Room: 1

Source: Central Scientific

Demo References
Hilton M-18b.1 The leaning tower of Pisa.
Sutton M-34 Add on to the leaning tower and it falls down.
Freier and Anderson Mp-9 A model of the tower constructed in sections. Adding the top will cause it to tip over.

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