The small town of Mahabalipuram in India contains a baffling scene: one very special boulder. The name of this boulder is "Vaan Irai Kal," which translates to "Sky God's Stone," but it's more commonly known as Krishna's Butter Ball. The huge size of the thing isn't the strangest characteristic (the boulder measures 20 feet tall and 16.5 feet across), it's the boulder's location. The Butter Ball is perfectly perched on a sloping hillside, a seemingly gravity-defying position it has held for more than 1,200 years.
Have you ever balanced an egg upright? How long did it stay in that position? There's a small town in India that can do you one better: a giant boulder known as Krishna's Butter Ball has been balanced on its side for more than a millennium.
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