Its human nature to complicate things. I really don't know the "why", but we do!!! The LOG is the answer, but could the original question mean...which side weighs two tons? Then the answer would be much harder, as the NEITHER would be closer, but the true answer then would be complicated by not only the balancing of the log halves, but also the weight of its riders. Picky, right? Well sometimes you have to be. Here is a prime example from the Scriptures...
Galatians, Chapter 3
13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us. For it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree,” 14 that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Christ Jesus; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. 15 Brothers, speaking of human terms, though it is only a man’s covenant, yet when it has been confirmed, no one makes it void, or adds to it. 16 Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He doesn’t say, “To seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “To your seed,” which is Christ. 17 Now I say this. A covenant confirmed beforehand by God in Christ, the law, which came four hundred thirty years after, does not annul, so as to make the promise of no effect. 18 For if the inheritance is of the law, it is no more of promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by promise.
No, I didn't pick this passage based on verse 13, but it does make things a bit more interesting, though. Verse 16 was the reason and the message is simple: CHRIST!!! The Jews were given the LAW to obey, but the promise to Abraham superseded it by hundreds of years. Life can get confusing, but somehow faith seems to always find the correct answer. By the way, I really do think the correct answer is the LOG!!!!