Stretching it

– Stop it once!
– I can’t stop it twice.
– I meant ‘at once.’
– What?
– Don’t play with that rubber band!
– I am not playing.
– It may be dangerous.
– It is.
– What is?
– Playing is.
– I thought you said you were not playing.
– I am trying to put myself in your shoes.
– Don’t change the subject. We were talking about rubber bands, not shoes.
– I am wondering.
– Stop it once. It is dangerous.
– If I stretch it, will there be points that won’t move?
– You are stretching it! Stop it once!

One Response to “Stretching it”

  1. Michael says:

    I used to experiment with this as a kid. Not understanding the mechanics that happen at every point along the rubber band, I can only say what I believe based on 20 year old experiments with ink dots on rubber bands.

    If I was able to pull with even pressure from both hands while my hands are equidistant (or approximately so) from a particular dot, that dot seemed to remain unchanged.

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