A three-minute 24-second struggle with the laws of physics

This video, 3:24 in duration*, shows a struggle to insert one object into another. It’s a struggle against some known, but perhaps not fully understood, laws of Newtonian physics. It is also perhaps an illustration of the Dunning-Kruger effect.

* give or take a second

BONUS: The 2000 Ig Nobel Prize for psychology was awarded to David Dunning of Cornell University and Justin Kruger of the University of Illinois, for their modest report, “Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One’s Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments” [Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, vol. 77, no. 6, December 1999, pp. 1121-34.]