Theoretically… if I stood on a 2-metre-tall wooden post

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since I`m not yet kicked from this site...Theoretically… if I stood on a 2-metre-tall wooden post (surrounded by soft furnishing in case I fell) and a wizard magically transformed that wooden post into a 150mm x 150mm square post 2 metres tall with 3mm walls – would it hold my weight without buckling? I’m 12 stone!
Theoretically… if I stood on a 2-metre-tall wooden post (surrounded by soft furnishing in case I fell) and a wizard magically transformed that wooden post into a 150mm x 150mm square post 2 metres tall with 3mm walls – would it hold my weight without buckling? I’m 12 stone!
 

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What's this hollowed out post made of?
 
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When I was in the Lake District recently I found myself on the wrong side of a dry stone wall with a fence on top of it. I clambered onto the top of the wall and was stepping over the wire fence when the wooden post I was holding onto broke (it was rotten). Luckily it didn't detach itself completely and I got down safely. It shows how careful you have to be climbing over things.
 
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When I was in the Lake District recently I found myself on the wrong side of a dry stone wall with a fence on top of it. I clambered onto the top of the wall and was stepping over the wire fence when the wooden post I was holding onto broke (it was rotten). Luckily it didn't detach itself completely and I got down safely. It shows how careful you have to be climbing over things.
True, you always have to careful wherever you scramble, with regards to my post, I wouldn`t actually stand on top of it. I just want to know the strength or weight load of one aluminium hollow post 2 metres long and 150mm square sides with 3mm thick walls. Then i will multiply that answer by 6 to get an answer to my original question which caused confusion and got shut down.
 
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I would ask the wizard!
Aah the wizard does not believe in science nor mathematics and like me does not know the engineering rules of physics. He told me to ask cleverer people..... thats why i`m here?
 
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And the Wizard has requested to be gone, and POOF! It was made so.
 
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