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Why Scientists Fall for Precariously Balanced Rocks(atlasobscura.com)

98 points_bxg1 posted 7 months ago6 Comments
6 Comments:
FisDugthop said 7 months ago:

This pagoda and rock are nigh-unbelievable: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyaiktiyo_Pagoda I am amazed that, despite all the traffic and building, the rock has not moved.

gameswithgo said 7 months ago:

could be it has secretly been bonded at some point

etxm said 7 months ago:

These are amazing. AO always has great articles. The “near me” filter is a good tool to find some interesting things nearby.

perl4ever said 7 months ago:
twright said 7 months ago:

An almost sculptural rock in this category that I think about is Mexican Hat Rock in Utah. It is shaped in such a way that it looks like strong wind would have eventually blown it off balance.