Published Sep 21 2017
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Elves have many magical qualities especially in Lord of the Rings, even walking on top of snow, so just how dense would Legolas have to be to do it? Kyle has the elvish science on this week's Because Science!
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• CALCULATING FORCE FOR PUNCHING: http://nerdi.st/2da6FmO
• SHEAR STRENGTH SNOW 1: http://bit.ly/2fBGvN0
• SHEAR STRENGTH SNOW 2: http://bit.ly/2xfmANK
• SHEAR STRENGTH SNOW 3: http://bit.ly/2w8x8KS
• SHEAR STRENGTH SNOW 4: http://bit.ly/2xohaiK
• WESTERN SNOW CONFERENCE STUDY: http://bit.ly/2fbopR5
• FOOT SURFACE AREA: http://bit.ly/2xwFakh
• DENSITY CALCULATION: http://bit.ly/2wyK9Sb