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Episode 2 : "Springs" are like Sumo Wrestlers

Today's theme is "Springs are like Sumo Wrestlers". You may be doubting what springs and Sumo wrestlers have to do with each other? Very few Japanese would say, "No, I've never seen Sumo" because Sumo is Japan's national sport. Using their well-developed muscles, Sumo wrestlers try to push their opponent out of the ring or make him fall. In the process, the Sumo wrestler pushes and pulls his opponent, and the opponent acts repulsively to hold out against the pushing/pulling force.

Springs, too, have repulsive forces to pushing and pulling.

For example, a chair spring reacts to the weight of a person sitting down on the chair. Thanks to the spring repulsion to the sitting force, we avoid the shock produced by our weight. On the other hand, think about old-fashioned scales for measuring weight. When you hang a bag on the large hook at the end of the scale, a spring in the scale is stretched. In other words, the spring acts repulsively to the pulling force caused by the weight of the bag.

A spring is characterized by returning to its original position (state) when the pushing or pulling force is released (like when you stand up from the chair or remove the bag from the scale). You see? Don't you think that pushing/pulling by springs is similar to Sumo wrestlers? The muscles of the Sumo wrestlers are like springs. At any rate, I imagine the scales used to measure the weight of Sumo wrestlers must really have to hold on---shouting and going red in the face! Older people know this phrase, "If pushing doesn't work, try pulling" suggesting the tear---provoking efforts to make someone pay attention to you. Then it hit me-may be it's a good idea to research "mind springs" next time. See you.

Written by Banekko (a child of spring)