I had to set up a sequence of lab apparatus today to test the pull strength of pouch adhesives.  This test involves suspending weights and normally the rig is set up for one at a time.  I had to do 20 so I got a little creative and using a T shaped lab stand suspended said set-ups from the stand.  But there was one crucial problem:  The set-ups were about as stable as soap opera wives and had to be precisely weighted to stay upright.  This was fine until a pouch failed, dropped its weight and caused the whole 45 lb apparatus to fail.  After running it a couple times and trying various set-ups I don’t think I could have made it any more dangerous if I added spinning razor blades.