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(Today I Found Out)   Ever wonder why stepping on a LEGO hurts so much? Here comes the science   (todayifoundout.com ) divider line 20
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2014-06-13 11:14:05 AM  
I'm going to guess "pointy corners".

LEGO:   Caltrops for kiddies.
 
2014-06-13 12:32:06 PM  
I used to put them under the sheets of my brother's bed and get him to run and jump onto it.

Heh heh. Still cracks me up.
 
2014-06-13 12:41:28 PM  
Pretty simple. Nothing fails due to force, everything fails due to pressure.  That's why sharp objects cut stuff.  You take all the force you are applying and the distribute it over a small area (the cutting edge) and presto materials fail. Pointy corners do more damaged when you step on them and hence hurt more.
 
2014-06-13 12:41:37 PM  
Subby'snext headline:

Ever wonder why hitting yourself in the face with a meat tenderizer hurts so much? Here comes the science!
 
2014-06-13 12:51:08 PM  
Because lego's are made of concentrated nintendium and doesn't afraid of anything. When you step on one, you will be the first one to break.
 
2014-06-13 01:14:34 PM  

Fat Man Of La Mancha: Because lego's are made of concentrated nintendium and doesn't afraid of anything. When you step on one, you will be the first one to break.


Then what happens when Chuck 'Testa' Norris steps on one?
 
2014-06-13 01:34:54 PM  

dionysusaur: Fat Man Of La Mancha: Because lego's are made of concentrated nintendium and doesn't afraid of anything. When you step on one, you will be the first one to break.


Then what happens when Chuck 'Testa' Norris steps on one?


He wins Contra.
 
2014-06-13 01:38:49 PM  

dionysusaur: Fat Man Of La Mancha: Because lego's are made of concentrated nintendium and doesn't afraid of anything. When you step on one, you will be the first one to break.

Then what happens when Chuck 'Testa' Norris steps on one?


Impossible
 
2014-06-13 01:38:57 PM  
Force/area?
 
2014-06-13 01:41:36 PM  

dittybopper: I'm going to guess "pointy corners".

LEGO:   Caltrops for kiddies.


^This.

Hard. Edges and corners. Small.

Seems pretty obvious.
 
2014-06-13 02:22:39 PM  
FTFA: The soles of the feet are one of the more sensitive areas of the human body, right up there with things like the lips, genitals, eyes and hands in terms of how sensitive to touch and pain stimuli they are.

So I should not fark my legos?
 
2014-06-13 02:22:54 PM  
www.tickld.com
 
2014-06-13 02:28:13 PM  

Fritriac: FTFA: The soles of the feet are one of the more sensitive areas of the human body, right up there with things like the lips, genitals, eyes and hands in terms of how sensitive to touch and pain stimuli they are.

So I should not fark my legos?


How could you resist?

cache.lego.com
 
2014-06-13 03:34:45 PM  
TodayIfoundout your blog sucks.
 
2014-06-13 04:01:06 PM  
I stepped on an Eggo once. A bit sticky.
 
2014-06-13 04:41:28 PM  
A local record store in my area had a promo for the DVD release of the Lego movie:  do a "fire walk" barefoot on a floor of Lego bricks for a discount on the movie.
 
2014-06-13 04:46:39 PM  
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2014-06-13 06:36:06 PM  
Without RTFA, I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that it has to do with one pressing all or most of one's body weight on a single sharp edge or corner of a LEGO brick.

(RTFA)

Well, color me surprised.
 
2014-06-13 09:43:37 PM  
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2014-06-14 05:19:06 PM  
The pointy corners, dummy....and if you're barefoot, it hurts worse...I think Dave Barry wrote about
the "Midnight Dance of the Dummy Father" once, about stepping on Legos at night without having
shoes on....ouch.
 
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