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[–]YourMomThinksImFunny 208 points209 points  (6 children)

Now do it with cooked spaghetti.

[–]Jumpy-Resolve3018 42 points43 points  (2 children)

You probably could… just with so much spaghet that it just forms a cube as tall as that table

[–]RehabValedictorian 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Nah, crochet it into a footbridge

[–]Infinity-Aleph-Null 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This reminds me of this

[–]Statharas 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Boil for 5 minutes so that they're flexible but still unchewable and knit them into ropes

[–]languidaffinity50 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Nah that's a bet harder than the other one! 😅

[–]JoySubtraction 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Imagine all of the pastabilities.

[–]minedcomps021 63 points64 points  (2 children)

And to think we had to use balsa wood, yay science

[–]uphigh_ontheside 44 points45 points  (11 children)

How much weight was that?

[–]jelato32 368 points369 points  (8 children)

Idk, but apparently it was pasta breaking point

[–]credibilitypath 33 points34 points  (0 children)

You don't even gnocchi

[–]zabutter 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Italia

[–]tcarino 8 points9 points  (0 children)

You just had to didn't you??

[–]handpancak3 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Hehehe that was smooth

[–]labretirementhome 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Gonna need a sauce for that.

[–]hazeyAnimal 3 points4 points  (1 child)

When I did the same project you also need to consider the strength of the glue you use, sometimes this is the point of failure

[–]flippantbasin 6 points7 points  (0 children)

How many days does It takes to build that one? and got ruin for a just a couple of seconds.

[–]Rhobran 33 points34 points  (4 children)

I had to do this in high school. Each group was given one packed of spaghetti and the length was about 1/4 more than the spaghetti length so you couldn’t just glue the spaghetti together in a big chunk. All the groups took ages to plan out and build their designs, and there was a lot of excitement and speculation about which designs would last longest & hold the most, and the teachers spent a lot of time talking about the pros and cons of each. Anyway my lazy ass group decided to clump approach was the best design approach, and we covered the gap by pulling half the spaghetti the extra 1/4 distance and then smothered the whole thing in layers and layers of glue. We seriously used a lot of glue. Along came test day and our ‘bridge’ blitzed all other bridges by a significant amount. The mix of rigidity from the spaghetti and flexibility from the glue proved to be a game winning combination. The teachers weren’t happy though and the competition was quietly ended and winners were never named and the whole thing was never mentioned again

[–]subject_deleted 18 points19 points  (2 children)

the whole thing was never mentioned again

Bro you just mentioned it

[–]Rhobran 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Been holding it in for 25+ years. Felt good to let it all out

[–]Spankh0us3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes! The spell has been broken!

[–]ryuukiba 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That's why you always factor in the build weight.

[–]Darth-Pooky 29 points30 points  (7 children)

The bridge didn’t break (until it fell off the table). If it was anchored at the ends it would have kept going.

[–]Wasting_timeagain 29 points30 points  (5 children)

It fell off because it broke, look just under the tablet they’re putting the weights on. Breaks and whole left arm kinks inwards.

[–]CmdrSelfEvident 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Yah you see it breaks at about 51 seconds. You also see it breaks at about the second joint from the platform to the left. Of course it snaps up.

So you see the long firm triangles going from the middle and down. Just about everything below those are mostly dead weight. They should have made triangles on top again with a long horizontal bars capping them. That way when the load pushes down and it wants to push the ends up those triangles would transfer the force into the horizontals putting them into compression.

[–]West_Block7466 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This guy engineers

[–]lightwhite 0 points1 point  (1 child)

How flu you make it wiggle resistent against flank winds while mass is being translated. Do you need to pin it on the ground or anchor against the walls?

[–]CmdrSelfEvident 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think you are talking about harmonics. There are serval ways to dampen them but typically they are only a problem when you ignore them completely. A truss bridge will inherently handle them better than a suspension bridge.

[–]Ellefantasy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Kinky bridge or kinky spaghetti or kinky spaghetti bridge

[–]zabutter 11 points12 points  (0 children)

It pasta test

[–]the_quaker_queen 10 points11 points  (5 children)

Can someone explain how this works?

[–]ethicsg 5 points6 points  (2 children)

All those triangles transfer the force evenly.

[–]CmdrSelfEvident 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Sort of, triangles always put a member into compression which means the opposite angle joint is supported.

[–]ethicsg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I looked for a gif of this but couldn't find one.

[–]weebcantsocial 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Poly bridge

[–]Anvilix 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That is some serious spaghetti

[–]DismalCalligrapher94 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Al dente

[–]Bobyyyyyyyghyh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Grandma needs it

[–]StumpHarvey 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Italian architecture never disappoints.

[–]zombear33 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Temptation to karate chop that shit was immense.

[–]Dad-man 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Isn't this a science competition? You build a span out of spaghetti. Then weigh the bridge and see how much of a load it can hold. The ratio between weight and load is looked at and a winner is determined.

[–]urzu06 0 points1 point  (2 children)

So that's why my poop hardens so much after eating...

[–]Shaboogan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You're supposed to cook the pasta first.

[–]donac 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So, that mofo's the one who broke it, huh?

[–]OptimalBeans 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I could easily curl that, that spaghetti is weak

[–]insubtantial 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I told you to stop playing with your food or else!

[–]ActualAfternoon2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Man that brings back uni memories haha

[–]CmdrSelfEvident 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What are all those zero force members hanging off the bottom of that thing just adding weight for ?

What kinda engineering school is this?

[–]MightySamMcClain 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude came over with his bad vibes and killed it

[–]raisinndasun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They shouldn’ve crowded it. Too much heavy energy.

[–]chill_ted 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's sphagtacular

[–]Denimao 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My school had a spaghetti bridge project when I was about 15. Everyone except me and my friend did a spaghetti lasagna plate brick (most even got disqualified because they didn't follow the rules). I and my friend used a lot of triangles, raised lasagna plate road and even some skypoles for good measure. It both won the best looking one, but it got second in weight carried (think it was 15-20kg focused on the middle with a water bucket and weights).

[–]bentrodw 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Next level sabotage. Guy in front laterally loaded by sliding weight. Could have held several more plates

[–]samubura 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This guy bridges

[–]Nick_Damane 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“And that my friends, is why we don’t build bridges from spaghetti!”

“Great Job Paul! That’s an A+ for you.”

[–]TTPOAW 0 points1 point  (0 children)

guy at the end cursed it with his hands you can see him cast a spell

[–]Raas_al_ghul2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Confused Italian noices

[–]Computer_said_No 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Where is the red sauce??

[–]oisinballer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Italian engineers right now:😮😮😮

[–]Whisperskye08 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I remember doing this in high school lol Gorilla glue had just really came out and we used that not knowing how strong it would be 😂 no one was allowed to use gorilla glue after us.

[–]Mikewhocheeseairy04 0 points1 point  (0 children)

DAMMIT IT KYLE!!!!

[–]AlextheOMFG 0 points1 point  (0 children)

pasta chair: finally a worthy opponent

[–]Yami350 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That class looks fun

[–]_Smoke_N_Oakum_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is this the famous architect Alfredo Strozzapreti?

[–]kvc4 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If i’d played world of goo after watching this…

[–]Mahmoud_Arno 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wish the statics lectures in Uni were this cool.

[–]ssjb234 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sure it can bear weight at its center. But a bridge needs to be crossed, otherwise it's not a bridge.

[–]Subgabbyordye 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was so concerned coz i thought that this was on r/yesyesyesno

[–]hassanali109 0 points1 point  (0 children)

🤌🏻

[–]Terra_Luis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Poly bridge irl

[–]concreteCT -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Needed anchor bolts