FOWChallenge-Pressure

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pressure

continuous physical force exerted on or against
an object by something in contact with it.
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If my memory is any good

…my Grade 6 teacher told us that

the pressure (per square inch) under

a woman’s high heel shoe is greater than

the pressure per square inch under

an elephants foot.

 

Fifty-one years later I captured these images

which may help explain why it is indeed

a lesser pressure under an elephant’s foot.

However, I try to keep my toes away

from elephants and high heels!  🙂

Didn’t want to look foolish so I just asked Google

“What exerts more pressure-per-square inch when walking

a 100 lb woman in high heels or a 6,000 lb elephant

in bare feet?

[At the moment when only the heel rests on the ground.]

(Stiletto heels have an area of about 1/16 of a square inch.

Elephants, unlike humans, walk with two feet

on the ground at a time.

Each foot is about 40 square inches.

Thus, the woman “wins” by far

more than 1,500 psi versus 75 psi.)”

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