Coin island

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You´ll need 1 glass, a matchbook, six coins, and an ashtray with water.

Bet your friends that you can get the water out of the ashtray using only the ingredients mentioned and without moving or tilting the ashtray!

PROCEDURE
Make sure ashtray is filled with at most a quarter inch of water. Stack the coins in the centre of the ashtray so the top two coins are above the water. Place four unlite matches on top of the coins. Light the matches and immediately cover the flame and coins with the glass. The water will be drawn into the glass.

3 comments:

You Lose said...

The water hasn't left the ashtray ... it's simply concentrated within the glass. You lose the bet.

TaSaMa said...

Are there any photos of this effect?

Xiphias said...

Probably the real task is to get the water in the glass without lifting the asstray...