Purpose:Illustrate the center of mass in a surprising way
Description:Insert a spoon between the tines of a fork and a toothpick through an interstice of the fork. The system will be balanced when the toothpick is set at the edge of the glass.
Question: If the toothpick were to be burned from the inside, would the system fail? (Show this). If not, why does the spoon and fork remain balanced?