This Is World’s Heaviest Weight – 1,000,000 Pounds Of Force!

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How do you measure big forces accurately? By calibrating your force transducer on the world’s biggest weight – 1,000,000 pounds of force. This machine ensures planes don’t break apart, jets provide required thrust, and rockets make it to their destination.

image credit: Veritasium 

This machine is capable of 4,448,222 Newtons which is the equivalent of 1 MILLION pounds of force…By the way, to all you physicists and field scientists out there I wholeheartedly apologize for butchering weight/force/thrust, it has been at least 15 years since I last took a Physics course.

In order to measure that force accurately, the force of the Saturn V rocket, you need insanely heavy weights like this one above. If you’ve already fallen asleep while reading this then chances are you’re not much of a textbook learner and prefer visual learning.

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 So I’ll just let you bros watch the video instead of regurgitating everything said by the Veritasium crew.Thanks to the people at NIST for showing me around: Rick Seifarth and Ben Stein. Animations here are by Sean Kelley and additional footage by Jennifer Lauren Lee.

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