Fred's life is too complicated. "I can't keep up with it all!" he cries. "I must slow things down ... I know -- I'll stop the Earth from rotating!"
Fred grabs a giant steel girder, hops into space, and jams the girder hard against the surface of the Earth at the equator. The incredible grinding, scraping friction provides a steady force of F = 1 billion Newtons against the ground.
(if you have time)
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