It's not every day that mainstream sources of data get in on the jokes.
I'd guess they use the guise of safety to avoid the cancel culturists.
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How to Topple a Statue Using Science
Posted on June 17, 2020
Bring that sucker down without anyone getting hurt.
by James Stout / Popular Mechanics
It hasn’t been a great past few weeks for statues.
From Bristol, England to Birmingham, Alabama, people all over the world have been grappling with the legacy of racism by tossing their grappling hooks around the heads of problematic monuments.
Should you happen to find yourself near a statue that you decide you no longer like, we asked scientists for the best, safest ways to bring it to the ground without anyone getting hurt—except, of course, for the inanimate racist who’s been dead for a century anyway.
⚠️This article is being presented only to describe the physics and mechanics of removing statues, in light of national attention being drawn to the removal of Confederate monuments and statues.
Popular Mechanics is not encouraging anyone to remove any statues.
There is a risk of injury whenever you try to remove or destroy a statue, even if you were to apply information presented in this article.
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