Atlas

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n Greek mythology, Atlas was a Titan condemned to hold up the sky for eternity. (I don’t know why he ends up being depicted holding up the globe.)

This is undoubtedly a strenuous task requiring a large force. But since he is only holding up the sky, and the sky did not move, he is not doing any work to the sky.

W=F.s. No displacement, no work.

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