In which direction does a tree fall?
If you were to actually take a hatchet or an ax and chop down a tree the old fashioned way, in which direction would it fall? Would the tree fall towards the hatchet marks because there is less wood on that side, or would it fall away from them because the force of the final blow would end up knocking it over? These are the questions whose answers I seek.
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