Undoubtedly one of our favourite 'Friends' scenes ever is the 'PIVOT' scene. You know the one. And if you need a refresher or just want a giggle, here it is again:
So basically Ross bought a couch and didn't want to pay for delivery costs, so he gets Rachel and Chandler to help him force the sofa up the stairs - unsuccessfully. But now a maths expert has come along and debunked the whole scene.
According to SpareRoom, Data Science Consultant Caroline Sunckel has analysed the scene in depth to create a mathematical solution that proves that it was actually possible to get the couch up the stairs.
"By applying Pythagoras' theorem to the estimated measurements of Ross' sofs in a vertical position and dimensions of the stairs, I was able to establish that it would have been possible to get the item upstairs. It's quite simple really!", she said.
So basically Ross shouldn't have been so concerned with pivoting but rather the tilt of the sofa! SpareRoom even made a diagram to explain: