Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cool Trick of the Day (Video)

I still can't believe this would work, and I don't have enough patience or paper towels to find out.

--Bev


20 comments:

  1. Is that for real? Pretty cool! I want to cry "Photoshop!" just because I'm quite sure I'd never be able to get it to do that, but I don't know if it is real or not.

    One thing I do know is that I'm definitely not going to spend any time trying to get it to work for me. Life provides enough opportunities for me to clean up messes without manufacturing unnecessary ones.

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  2. Really? How cool is that, I say science fair project, to be tried over and over again...at the school!! Mwaahahhhaaahahah! (let them clean it up)!

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  3. Oh, man, I thought this was the lipstick trick that I've been hearing about.

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  4. Ha Ha Frank! When you mess up the lipstick trick it only takes a tissue or two to clean it up. This trick requires beach towels!

    When I waited tables in college some smart ass flipped their water glass over like that and left it on the table -- with money inside and a note that said, "Fish for your tip." Charming.

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  5. With video and 3d animation one calls Maya, and that's what I'm doing here.

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  6. Is it really real? I want to try it..

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  7. Note to self: do NOT let my kids see this video.

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  8. I do know someone who did this. He said it is easier to start with a shot glass and work your way up to a larger glass.

    well I guess a lot of things are easier when you start with a shot glass...

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  9. I'm with you guys -- looks cool but not cool enough to manufacture a mess in my own kitchen to try it!

    Lefty -- Maya, eh? Could be! What do I know, I'm just a caveman!

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  10. Most unfrozen caveman physicists agree; water just doesn't behave in this way.

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  11. Who has time to come up with this shit, much less do it?

    Cool vid, though, Bevers.

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  12. Definitely a cool video. I can imagine many a moist countertop produced because of this video.

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  13. Oh, and the detail about the distilled water working best offers extra credibility.

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  14. I wonder if it would work with red wine?

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  15. >When I waited tables in college some smart ass flipped their water glass over like that and left it on the table -- with money inside and a note that said, "Fish for your tip." Charming.<

    I knew people who did that, but only when the service was appropriately lousy. The guys looked back as they left the restaurant and saw the waitstaff trying to figure out how to get the glass off the table.

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  16. Meh. Just put a bus tub at the edge of the table, and slide it over. You have to be a special kind of douche-bag to pull that shit. Servers at restaurants WORK for their money and deserve better (unless they're evil).

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  17. I'm not buying it...i know about surface tension but come on!

    I would have remembered that douche and next time he came in, I'd figure something out so he'd have to "fish" for his meal!! And it would be really nasty! Heh...heh...heh

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  18. Whether CGI or not, it's very well done. I think that if it was true, we'd have read about it before. It would be pretty popular in Youtube, like Coke + Mentoos.

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  19. Very few people have patience for this stuff, or the permission to make such a mess. However, distilled water would be better as it has almost no other "stuff" in it - it's pure water. Water is very sticky (esp to itself), and is easily manipulated by centrifugal force... I'm voting entirely possible. And I'm with Jill ^ (not just in VT) everything is easier if you start with a shotglass :)

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  20. I figured this out a while ago. There's a BIG cut after he turns the water cup upside down and the part where he twists and does the miracle.

    That gives him enough time to put the plastic cup in the freezer so that it forms a millimeter thick ice coating. The distillation, the twist, etc. are misdirection. At the end, the heat from his hand is enough to warm the ice enough for the final collapse. Good trick though.

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