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## What did Archimedes say about the world?

Give me a lever and a place to stand and I will move the earth. Give me a fulcrum, and I shall move the world. Give me a firm spot on which to stand, and I shall move the earth.

**Can Archimedes move the earth?**

You Can Move The Earth Archimedes did not realize it because he did not have the benefits of Newton’s Universal Law of Gravitation, but if he had, he would have realized that you could move the Earth just by jumping up and down, no levers needed. That’s because the system of you + Earth has a center of mass.

**Who said they would move the earth with a lever?**

Archimedes

Archimedes said, ‘If you give me a lever and a place to stand, I can move the world.

### How did Archimedes move the earth?

Tzetzes mentions the moving of the earth in two places; in one16 he tells us that Archimedes moved the earth by means of a triple pulley; in the other15 he lets him say: “Somewhere to stand, and I shall move the earth with a charistion.” rope and drum, the gearwheel and the endless screw.

**What did Archimedes believe in?**

Archimedes found that the volume of a sphere is two-thirds the volume of a cylinder that encloses it. He also discovered a law of buoyancy, Archimedes’ principle, that says a body in a fluid is acted on by an upward force equal to the weight of the fluid that the body displaces.

**Can we lift the Earth with lever?**

The amount needed to lift the Earth is negligible. Move the lever a modest amount 3 or 4 feet and the Earth would be moved the equivalent of an electron; not much but still moved.

## How did Archimedes invent the lever?

Lever. While Archimedes did not invent the lever, he gave a mathematical proof of the principle involved in his work On the Equilibrium of Planes.

**Does the Archimedes Claw work?**

Although its exact nature is unclear, the accounts of ancient historians seem to describe it as a sort of crane equipped with a grappling hook that was able to drop an attacking ship partly down in to the water, then either cause the ship to capsize or suddenly drop it.

**Is Archimedes Death Ray possible?**

For the last time: Archimedes did not invent a death ray. But more than 2,200 years after his death, his inventions are still driving technological innovations — so much so that experts from around the world gathered recently for a conference at New York University on his continuing influence.