Guys Discover They Have Different Centres Of Gravity To Women In TikTok Challenge

by : Cameron Frew on : 13 Feb 2021 14:39
Guys Discover They Have Different Centres Of Gravity To Women In TikTok Challengelouisefraser01/TikTok

A new TikTok challenge has men discovering they have different centres of gravity to women.

If you’d like to try it for yourself, all you have to do is get down on your knees, rest on your arms in front of you, raise your hands to your face while using your elbows to keep you balanced, before trying to put your hands behind your back.


Generally, if you’re a man you’ll tumble to the floor, while a woman can hold the pose. This is down to differences in the centre of gravity and mass.

According to Halftime Magazine, ‘a man’s centre of gravity is located at the center of his chest at his sternum while a woman’s centre of gravity is located approximately in the center of her pelvis’.

@skylarkreskeApparently boys have a different center of gravity then girls??♬ original sound – Aries ✪

This is corroborated by Jeremy Johnson, a US scientist, who earlier told The Sun, ‘The centre of mass for most girls is lower to the hips, while the centre of mass in boys is much higher.’


It’s spreading across TikTok, with many users giving it a try alongside a friend or partner. One user wrote, ‘I tried this and fell on my nose.’ Another commented, ‘Owwwww I just tried and broke my nose.’


However, it’s not necessarily a rule of thumb that all women can pull off the pose. Also, it can be done if you’re a man – it just depends on core strength.

@stormie.goldsmithApparently girls have a different center of gravity.. I’m sorry @isaacwrivera♬ original sound – Aries ✪

One wrote, ‘I was so confident when I tried it cuz like I’m a girl and landed on my nose so hard.’ Another wrote: ‘TikTok science is unparalleled… it’s literally stance and weight difference.’


In fairness, I definitely didn’t try it while writing this article, and I definitely didn’t smack my head on the floor.

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Cameron Frew

After graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University with an NCTJ and BJTC-accredited Multimedia Journalism degree, Cameron ventured into the world of print journalism at The National, while also working as a freelance film journalist on the side, becoming an accredited Rotten Tomatoes critic in the process. He's now left his Scottish homelands and taken up residence at UNILAD as a journalist.

Topics: Viral, Now, TikTok


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