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

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since Im 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.

What's this hollowed out post made of?
Aluminium

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Aluminium