How are the books on top possibly staying up without falling, I feel like this would never work
@Jermaine Cole, weight distribution at its finest. Same concept applies to hemispherical roofs, the weight force is applied outward towards the base. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but the strategy was designed by the Romans - and can be seen in the Pantheon.
@Jermaine Cole, physics
@buzzbux, this is correct. At least the physics is. I don't think the Romans discovered this first. I think other cultures had it before them, but I could be wrong. It is also the same thing that makes arches work. Arches just do it in only two directions.
@TenorTwoPointO, Thanks, I know that the Romans specialized and advanced the architecture of arches to create aqueducts, bridges, and the like... I mean look at the colosseum. And yes the arch is the key to creating a dome type structure(didn't really think of it till you brought it up though:)) I am unsure about the origin of the arch aswell.
@buzzbux, I don't really know. But I do wanna say some of the older cultures had them. But in case: YAY PHYSICS!!!
@buzzbux, contrary to your belief, domes were first used in Mesopotamia and then the Persian empire.
@Jermaine Cole, it's the same way coins seem to stack and float off the edge of coin pusher machines, that's the best example I can think of
@buzzbux, domes were discovered separately by Arab cultures (discovered it first) and the Romans. Notable examples being the Hagia Sophia, and the Pantheon. The Romans also used arched vaults extensively
@buzzbux, actually the Arabs are the first though to have built domes, but this technology appears all over the world. Look at Russia's Kremlin, Greece's Parthenon, and Houston's football stadium.
Sure it looks cool but what about when you suddenly need one of those books
I'll stick to my pillow fort, nerds
If a sheet fort starts to fall over it takes two seconds to fix. If this fell over i wouldn't repair it
*looks up from book* Hell I can't read
Except I don't own any books.
Pull one from the bottom and see if the rest tumbles
@Pierce the reverse , You'd see whoever was under it die afte pounds of paper crushes them to death
About the only useful thing I could use a book for
I just finished driving my new lamborghini throught the Hollywood hills, but I am more proud of my book igloo.
I have like 10 books.
My house is made of mediocrity
Oooh, this looks like a good book...
Looking at it from the inside hurts my eyes
So that's what library's are up to these days