News

Actions

A scientific explanation of why stepping on a LEGO hurts so much

A scientific explanation of why stepping on a LEGO hurts so much
Posted at 11:03 AM, Mar 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-23 13:03:16-04

Everything is awesome for LEGO. They have television shows, movies, and building sets for kids and adults.

The only thing painful about LEGO is how much it hurts when you step on one. How does a brick the size of a breath mint bring a grown man to his knees?

As it turns out, a LEGO won't squish under your foot unless you weigh 953 pounds. Each brick can take 4,240 Newtons of force.

And it doesn’t help that the bottom of your foot is one of the most sensitive areas on your body.

Your feet have up to 200,000 exteroceptors, or nerves, that connect directly to your brain.

Careful stepping America!