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Fix wobbly tables by rotating

Fix wobbly tables by rotating illustration: a puzzled character considers how to prevent their 4-legged table from wobbling. Instead of popping something under one of the legs, they're encouraged to try rotating it. It's worked, and they celebrate with a glass of something cold!

Since I learned this remarkable trick I actually find I quite like getting a wobbly table for the chance to retest this simple, and still kind of remarkable, fix. A number of smart people have spent probably more time than justified demonstrating that, for a four-legged table with even length legs on uneven ground, as long as the ground is not excessively bumpy you’ll be able to fix your wobble by rotating the table up to ¼ turn.

Now, it’s definitely true, that if you have a square table, not a round one, or, say, two square tables next to each other, it’s not always possible to start rearranging the café, but…when you can it’s really neat to see it work. Give it a try.

HT: Iqbal Gandham


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