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During term 1 of 2019 at Rice, Mahtab Heydari broke the side of a table in the Astronautical room. This not only scarred her leg, but aslo created a physics demonstration similar in caliber to Newton's Cradle. It was mainly used during the topic of structural analysis and aerodynamics. It was referred to as "mahtab's table" for the first time by Tony Rito (hi. It me) and became the representation for shear forces along beams. That's pretty much it.