Party trick: Fill an upside-down wine glass using just a candle


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#2

Sad science fail when they attribute the action to a vacuum being created.


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I’d argue semantics - it doesn’t create a vacuum, but it works by reducing the pressure inside the glass, which most people would perceive as the same mechanism.

Now I want a barometer full of wine, however.


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This intrigued me when I was in creche / pre-school / kindergarten / whatever it’s called here. Is the video here a trick because you only pour enough liquid that you can tip the glass upright with only minor spillage, or are large numbers of people reaching adulthood without seeing a candle pull water into a glass?


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Round these parts, we suck eggs into ice tea bottles.


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