Balance the BatScience brain teasers require understanding of the physical or biological world and the laws that govern it.
Is balancing a baseball bat vertically on your hand easier with the larger end at the top or with the smaller end at the top?
HintThink about torque.
AnswerIt is easier to balance a baseball bat with the larger end at the top.
This is because it gives the bat a larger moment of inertia. So, with your hand as the pivot, the bat rotates slower, making it easier to correct when it starts to topple over.
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