[ExI] david statue coincidence

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Sun Aug 21 17:19:33 UTC 2016

On Sun, Aug 21, 2016 at 11:37 AM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:

> ​> ​
> In today's NYTimes:
> "The world's most famous statue may someday topple, done in by hairline
> cracks in its ankles and tremors from a quake, traffic or millions of
> tourists' feet."

​It wouldn't  matter if David toppled if first you used a ultraviolet LIDAR
to make precise measurements of the statue, because ​then you could use a
3D printer to make as many Davids as you want.

​> ​
> Second idea:  Consider what David was about to do in that sculpture.
> Faced with this enormous adversary (Goliath) most of us would piss.  So, we
> add on a urine stream in the form of structural steel painted yellow to
> reinforce the statue and reduce bending moment at the ankles.
Absolutely Brilliant, ​I love it!​

​Your idea is even better than mine!

By the way, why do they call it "Michelangelo's" David? ​David existed in a
big block of marble for hundreds of millions of years before
​ was born, all
​ did was unpack it. When I bought my iMac it came in a big box, and I
unpacked it. Well OK ​
​ unpacking job may have been a little trickier than ​mine, but still....

John K Clark
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