• Question: how come it's easier to balance on one leg if you hold your ear?

    Asked by boomitsgeorgiasbestfriend to Suzi, Tim on 24 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Suzi Gage

      Suzi Gage answered on 24 Jun 2011:

      Hi @boomitsgeorgiasbestfriend!
      It’s because you’re using your arm to counterbalance the weight going down the other leg! If you spread your weight out more like this then you can balance easier. Think about loading weights on to a see saw – it’s easier if you put equal weights further out, than really close to the middle!

      Hope this answers your question!