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Why Snatch Blocks are AWESOME (How Pulleys Work) - Smarter Every Day 228

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If I did this right then these are Amazon affiliate links to purchase a snatch block. (I have no idea what I'm doing)
$22 - black 8 ton - 5 stars - https://amzn.to/2DMR4s8
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We discussed Snatch Blocks on this episode of the No Dumb Questions podcast:
https://www.nodumbquestions.fm/listen...

If you'd like to 3D print the Snatch Blocks and pulleys we use in this video they are here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:402...

Read Plutarch's account of Archimedes:
http://www.math.pitt.edu/~sph/osher-c...

The wikipedia page on Block and Tackle is really good:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Block_a...

I thought this was a great video about why you should put blankets on your winch cable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPba-...

Chris Hadfield is a veteran Canadian Astronaut and a great friend of science. He engages the public often and is a great follow on twitter: https://twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield
He can be contacted for speaking engagements here:
https://chrishadfield.ca/

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