# How do you balance Forks on toothpicks?

How do you balance Forks on toothpicks? Carefully push one fork into the side of the cork closer to the end with the toothpick in it. The handle should curve downward toward the toothpick. Push

## How do you balance Forks on toothpicks?

Carefully push one fork into the side of the cork closer to the end with the toothpick in it. The handle should curve downward toward the toothpick. Push the second fork into the cork directly opposite the first fork. The cork-fork-toothpick device should be as symmetrical as possible.

## How the spoon and fork could be balanced over a match stick?

Adjust the angle between fork and match-stick, as the fork is above the glass. Once the spoon and fork are in balance on the glass rim, burn the end of the match-stick inside the glass. The burning will stop at the top of the fork and the heat of the flame is absorbed by the metal.

Why did the spoon and fork not fall?

The centre of gravity is found over the edge of the glass because of the way the fork and spoon go down and towards the middle. Burning the toothpick does not change the the centre of gravity, so the cutlery doesn’t fall.

### Why does a toothpick float on water?

This is called surface tension. The water molecules in your dish are holding onto each other so tightly that the toothpicks are able to float on top. Adding dish soap breaks apart the bonds that hold the water molecules together. That’s how the toothpick trick works!

### How is it possible that the toothpick rests on top of the water without sinking?

This is made possible by the cohesion of water molecules on the surface of the water. Because bugs weigh very little, they can rest their weight on the top of the water without breaking the tension—so to them, it is almost as if they’re standing on a solid surface!

Can you balance a spoon on a toothpick?

So, your bet is that you can balance the fork and the spoon, using the toothpick, on the edge of the glass. Ok, you can balance them on the edge of the glass. So, how do you do this?

## Is there a way to balance a spoon and fork?

Find a way to balance a fork and a spoon on the edge of a glass using only a toothpick. Yes, it’s a balancing act with a most interesting, gravity-changing solution. SICK Science® is a registered trademark of Steve Spangler, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Sick Science! If playback doesn’t begin shortly, try restarting your device.

## What’s the best way to balance a Cork Fork?

Push the second fork into the cork directly opposite the first fork. The cork-fork-toothpick device should be as symmetrical as possible. Balance the end of the toothpick on the tip of a index finger, on the top of a bottle, or on the corner of a table. Don’t be surprised if your “science art” balances in an unusual position.

Which is the best way to balance utensils?

Balance the utensils on a fingertip to find the middle point. This is where the toothpick should be inserted between the utensils. 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.