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Date: 11/22/06 02:12 AM

106 Responses to Toothpick Trick

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    November 20, 2006 at 9:53 pm
    Link: Toothpick Trick - I`m going to have to try this.
  2. Profile photo of xelous
    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    November 20, 2006 at 10:17 pm
    Does it have to do with the surface tension of the water evaporating off of the toothpicks? Sorry, I just sucked all the fun out of that post.
  3. Profile photo of NyQ
    NyQ Male 18-29
    375 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 2:16 am
    who cares...its pretty cool

    i wonder if that was in real time or time-lapsed...

  4. Profile photo of DaphneTrojan
    DaphneTrojan Female 13-17
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    November 22, 2006 at 2:21 am
    Trippy.
  5. Profile photo of denmengnash
    denmengnash Male 13-17
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    November 22, 2006 at 2:21 am
    Woah.. that`s pretty cool :P
    I still won`t believe it`s true until I`ve seen it myself though!
  6. Profile photo of flipz4
    flipz4 Male 18-29
    266 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 2:22 am
    i dont know if evaporation has anything to do with it, it seems more physical, like the water is pushing them
  7. Profile photo of Tyrizzle
    Tyrizzle Male 18-29
    908 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 2:33 am
    I think flipz4 has it..
  8. Profile photo of notapervert
    notapervert Male 13-17
    2567 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 2:41 am
    For real?
  9. Profile photo of fusion42x
    fusion42x Female 18-29
    157 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 3:03 am
    heh, that was pretty sweet.
  10. Profile photo of mobrule
    mobrule Male 18-29
    278 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 3:20 am
    im with denmengnash
    ...i`ll believe it when i see it for myself
  11. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2006 at 3:23 am
    haha the evaporation of surface tension.... i wasn`t aware that a measurement could evaporate
  12. Profile photo of lerber3
    lerber3 Male 40-49
    47 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 3:27 am
    Just guessing here...

    The toothpicks were actually broken in half to each form 2 arms of the initial asterisk. Putting water on the center causes the toothpick to straighten out.

    No wait... Photoshopped.

  13. Profile photo of DMDekoth
    DMDekoth Male 70 & Over
    888 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 3:51 am
    Yeah totally a shop. I can tell..from the pixels..

    and stuff..

  14. Profile photo of trebian
    trebian Male 18-29
    315 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 3:57 am
    god works in mysterious ways
  15. Profile photo of SinisterSlug
    SinisterSlug Male 18-29
    136 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 4:10 am
    No its Satans doing.
  16. Profile photo of PC-Player
    PC-Player Male 18-29
    129 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 4:58 am
    I`m too lazy to try to reproduce or figure out how this trick works. Someone else reproduce the effect please and explain it to me in understandable terms.

    "No its Satans doing." - yep, that is what it would have looked like 100 years ago, before "science" was invented.

  17. Profile photo of KMeTG
    KMeTG Male 18-29
    1265 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 5:28 am
    "No its Satans doing."

    I didn`t do that!

  18. Profile photo of Redds
    Redds Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2006 at 6:17 am
    My dad taught me that trick ages ago. I can`t believe someone actually put this up, as if it`s some magic trick. I`ll bet sooner or later someone will put up videos of grass-shooting here.

    The absoption of water by dry wood will cause it to revert back to its original shape, because it`s been growing straight for so long. Just like how some origami flowers(specifically lotus flowers) bloom from a bud-shape when in contact with water. it tries to go back to a flat shape, but blooms instead because of the folds.

    Like anyone really needed that explanation.

  19. Profile photo of VictoryRider
    VictoryRider Male 40-49
    1461 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 6:27 am
    Tried it (hesitantly). One drop, no. Maybe another drop? No. Surely a third drop of water would move something. Nope. Nothing happened. By the way, I did wait a while between drops.
  20. Profile photo of Manar
    Manar Male 30-39
    196 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 6:47 am
    The star is made from 5 long toothpicks that have been almost broken in half and with a few fiblres bended. If you look closely you will see that there are no pointed parts of the toothpicks in the middle.
    When the water goes on the bended parts they try to straighten out as explained above. That causes the effect.
  21. Profile photo of Anisirion
    Anisirion Male 18-29
    82 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 6:48 am
    Well, if VictoryRider tried it, and it didnt work, then its clearly satans doing, everyone get the pitchforks and torches!
  22. Profile photo of SinisterSlug
    SinisterSlug Male 18-29
    136 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 7:04 am
    I still think its Satans doing. No matter how many scientifically provable theories u bombard me with.
  23. Profile photo of Akajune
    Akajune Male 18-29
    149 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 8:32 am
    It`s not Satan, it`s the terrorists. Duh..
  24. Profile photo of HOBYandy
    HOBYandy Male 18-29
    3060 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 9:12 am
    pretty sweet...
  25. Profile photo of klkl
    klkl Male 13-17
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    November 22, 2006 at 9:51 am
    im going to try this. if ne1 needs the specs cause they`re lazy, its 10 toothpicks
  26. Profile photo of ryan14
    ryan14 Male 13-17
    2057 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 9:57 am
    thnx klkl

    lol

  27. Profile photo of Bennyd
    Bennyd Male 13-17
    1092 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 10:05 am
    bet you if i try this it wont work
  28. Profile photo of The_Frogg
    The_Frogg Male 18-29
    619 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 10:06 am
    Nice
  29. Profile photo of MagicPaul
    MagicPaul Male 18-29
    653 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 10:08 am
    "im going to try this. if ne1 needs the specs cause they`re lazy, its 10 toothpicks"

    it`s not 10 toothpicks fool, it`s 5 snapped in half, do you not read?

  30. Profile photo of spongamabob
    spongamabob Female 18-29
    2084 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 10:12 am
    ooo. cool. i need to figure out how to do that.
  31. Profile photo of xelous
    xelous Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2006 at 11:16 am
    "haha the evaporation of surface tension.... i wasn`t aware that a measurement could evaporate"
    Man you`re stupid AKappy, way to make up a sentence and then make fun of the sentence you just made up. Bravo.
  32. Profile photo of mizdup
    mizdup Female 18-29
    187 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 11:33 am
    wow that was cool to watch
  33. Profile photo of pidwidgeon
    pidwidgeon Female 18-29
    600 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 11:46 am
    "No its Satans doing."
    I know I`m like the 4th person to quote that but lmao.
    Want to try it, not bored enough to actually do it.
  34. Profile photo of Orchideous
    Orchideous Male 18-29
    361 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 12:04 pm
    bluah would try it, but who uses wooden toothpicks anymore?
  35. Profile photo of marcus2
    marcus2 Male 13-17
    677 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 12:12 pm
    I know this sounds sad but i tried it and it didnt work! (stupid toothpicks):(
  36. Profile photo of schmexie
    schmexie Female 13-17
    351 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 12:17 pm
    how the hell???
  37. Profile photo of xelous
    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 12:17 pm
    Magic
  38. Profile photo of schmexie
    schmexie Female 13-17
    351 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 12:18 pm
    thanks xelous
  39. Profile photo of xelous
    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 12:21 pm
    ^No doubt
  40. Profile photo of Gammon_Rod
    Gammon_Rod Male 13-17
    431 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 12:45 pm
    It looked a bit fake
    I would try it for myself but it wouldn`t really benefit me in any way, so I won`t
  41. Profile photo of mollyluv77
    mollyluv77 Female 13-17
    81 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 1:14 pm
    omg!
    *runs to get toothpicks
  42. Profile photo of gorgokid333
    gorgokid333 Male 13-17
    227 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 2:10 pm
    WITCH CRAFT!!!!
  43. Profile photo of HaruHaru
    HaruHaru Female 13-17
    1065 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 2:20 pm
    I did this at school like.. last year xP
  44. Profile photo of Woot45
    Woot45 Female 13-17
    1398 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 2:38 pm
    you probably have to have a super slippery table or something
  45. Profile photo of KLouD
    KLouD Male 30-39
    254 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 3:37 pm
    MAGIC TRICKS BITCH!
  46. Profile photo of lunani
    lunani Female 18-29
    257 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 3:52 pm
    Nice try, Satan, Jesus and Moses obviously kick your *ss with their watery tricks
  47. Profile photo of crazyrendeer
    crazyrendeer Female 13-17
    119 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 3:52 pm
    Does it work with circular toothpicks aswell ??
  48. Profile photo of j_pratt_2003
    j_pratt_2003 Male 13-17
    68 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 3:58 pm
    waste a time it dnt wurk well it didnt wiv me
  49. Profile photo of supa_ninja
    supa_ninja Female 13-17
    144 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 4:08 pm
    trippy
  50. Profile photo of NumbuhZero
    NumbuhZero Female 18-29
    878 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 5:06 pm
    I couldn`t get it to work! > _ <
  51. Profile photo of nicole_xo
    nicole_xo Female 13-17
    2552 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 5:06 pm
    Woaaaaaaah!! I want to try this!
  52. Profile photo of hovalady411
    hovalady411 Female 18-29
    1262 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 5:30 pm
    Cool.
  53. Profile photo of sims2luver
    sims2luver Female 13-17
    797 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 5:41 pm
    That`s wicked awesome
  54. Profile photo of YinYang78
    YinYang78 Male 13-17
    876 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 5:44 pm
    I wonder... Nope too deadly.
  55. Profile photo of Ninfi
    Ninfi Female 13-17
    137 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 5:56 pm
    Maybe I`ll try it someday.... when I`m even more bored than right now....
  56. Profile photo of ultra-bored
    ultra-bored Male 13-17
    101 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 6:00 pm
    those arent toothpicks at all
  57. Profile photo of Diddie
    Diddie Male 18-29
    217 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 6:28 pm
    They are toothpicks... There are only 5 of them though and they are snapped in half but not completely. Then the wood fibres will try and straighten out again with the addition of water. Hail satan..
  58. Profile photo of kiki_001
    kiki_001 Female 18-29
    90 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 6:38 pm
    wow I do need to try that
  59. Profile photo of cutepetsrus
    cutepetsrus Female 13-17
    50 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 6:39 pm
    it worked for me! i just cut the toothpicks almost in half and put a drop of water in the middle. The fibers try to straighten themselves out.
  60. Profile photo of cutepetsrus
    cutepetsrus Female 13-17
    50 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 6:40 pm
    yeah, just like diddie said
  61. Profile photo of stumped4ever
    stumped4ever Male 13-17
    577 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 6:41 pm
    IM OUT OF TOOTHPICKS!!!
  62. Profile photo of justKatrina
    justKatrina Female 13-17
    1007 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 6:55 pm
    I get the feeling that wouldn`t work for me.
  63. Profile photo of ashwey
    ashwey Female 13-17
    943 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 7:09 pm
    woah..what... but.. how-
  64. Profile photo of PeproniPizza
    PeproniPizza Male 13-17
    687 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 7:21 pm
    ok the video was cool but now i think ill move on instead of wondering about how it happened and waste my life for an hour
  65. Profile photo of artistchick7
    artistchick7 Female 18-29
    963 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 7:24 pm
    Cool :D
  66. Profile photo of rockthearts
    rockthearts Female 13-17
    93 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 8:22 pm
    this seems almost demented
  67. Profile photo of willem199
    willem199 Male 13-17
    149 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 9:31 pm
    ;-() THAT GUY IS SATAN!!!!!!! GET HIM YAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT OR ITS A HOAX!!!
  68. Profile photo of bionicRod
    bionicRod Male 30-39
    1014 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 9:31 pm
    Worked for me, thanks to all those who posted and explained how. I`m gonna make a lot of money at parties with this one (my friends are idiots).
  69. Profile photo of gabcab
    gabcab Male 13-17
    404 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 10:27 pm
    I think that it stuck the toothpicks together b y twos and pushed them apart from each other from the middle
  70. Profile photo of Mantistador
    Mantistador Male 18-29
    2200 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 10:34 pm
    rofl its funny to see some of your stupid reactions... magic? no r-tard... any idiot who has 5 wood toothpicks and a source of water can do this... and if u fail... well what can i say... you suck?
  71. Profile photo of soad21
    soad21 Female 13-17
    412 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 10:34 pm
    tat..is...so...awesome
  72. Profile photo of SinisterSlug
    SinisterSlug Male 18-29
    136 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 10:39 pm
    those are one sided toothpicks. does it work with double pointed? or do u have to snip off the sharp end?
  73. Profile photo of SinisterSlug
    SinisterSlug Male 18-29
    136 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 10:45 pm
    and does it also depend on how u break them in half?
  74. Profile photo of vladisrafel
    vladisrafel Male 18-29
    42 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 11:29 pm
    Dude, are you serious?!
  75. Profile photo of guacamolelol
    guacamolelol Male 13-17
    74 posts
    November 23, 2006 at 10:22 am
    my aunt knows how to do it
  76. Profile photo of bumblecock
    bumblecock Male 18-29
    643 posts
    November 23, 2006 at 10:50 am
    Tried it, didn`t work.
  77. Profile photo of Malchior999
    Malchior999 Male 13-17
    141 posts
    November 23, 2006 at 11:38 am
    looks pretty cool, im pretty sure itll work if you get the presice length of toothpicks and arrangement but i`m way too lazy to try it so i guess ill never know...
  78. Profile photo of CHICOMIMI
    CHICOMIMI Female 18-29
    854 posts
    November 23, 2006 at 12:50 pm
    Nothing...........................DAMN!
  79. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2958 posts
    November 23, 2006 at 6:50 pm
    Worked for me....sorta

    They moved into a star but didn`t really open up. Still cool.

  80. Profile photo of kyleryanmark
    kyleryanmark Male 18-29
    15 posts
    November 23, 2006 at 9:57 pm
    that was stop motion. im absolutely sure of it.
  81. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2006 at 10:54 pm
    Try it yourself and it will work. I`m absolutely sure of it.

    Christ...how can you say it`s fake when so many people say they`ve tried it and worked? One of said people even posted right before you.

  82. Profile photo of gcxj220
    gcxj220 Male 18-29
    616 posts
    November 24, 2006 at 12:35 am
    I`ve tried it and it works. But then it made the symbol "666".
  83. Profile photo of shinu
    shinu Male 18-29
    1387 posts
    November 24, 2006 at 12:52 am
    is cool no matter how it works
  84. Profile photo of thomaso35353
    thomaso35353 Male 13-17
    223 posts
    November 24, 2006 at 12:27 pm
    there arnt 10 tooth picks there are in fact 5 split in halph not completly though maybe that is why some people are getting it wrong, just trying to help
  85. Profile photo of Majx
    Majx Female 18-29
    230 posts
    November 24, 2006 at 1:21 pm
    omg i am so amazed.


    Wait..no im not. Toothpicks make a star shape. Big woop.

  86. Profile photo of cheer789852
    cheer789852 Female 13-17
    32 posts
    November 24, 2006 at 1:33 pm
    Oh i did that in school, but we had to find out why it did that...
  87. Profile photo of Igmo
    Igmo Male 18-29
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    November 24, 2006 at 1:39 pm
    i dont no what to believe but i wont believe anyone untill i try it for myself
  88. Profile photo of nop9001
    nop9001 Male 18-29
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    November 24, 2006 at 3:51 pm
    the water moves the toothpicks thats why u need to doit on a hard surface
  89. Profile photo of cheesysong23
    cheesysong23 Female 13-17
    169 posts
    November 25, 2006 at 12:08 am
    Ok..."it`s the terrorists...duh" is the awesomest comment here.
  90. Profile photo of drzm
    drzm Male 13-17
    233 posts
    November 25, 2006 at 6:21 am
    wtf that was strange, wont believe it unless i do it myself - not gonna happen lol
  91. Profile photo of dan121314
    dan121314 Male 18-29
    44 posts
    November 25, 2006 at 2:03 pm
    i blame the economy
  92. Profile photo of TruTexasGirl
    TruTexasGirl Female 18-29
    415 posts
    November 25, 2006 at 6:10 pm
    Mabey if I get really drunk I will try this
  93. Profile photo of cookie11111
    cookie11111 Male 13-17
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    November 26, 2006 at 1:52 am
    How does that work??? )-|
  94. Profile photo of glitter bitc
    glitter bitc Female 13-17
    496 posts
    November 26, 2006 at 2:09 pm
    that was really cool but it didn`t work when i tried it. i think i have the rong kind of toothpicks.
  95. Profile photo of Hughlio
    Hughlio Male 18-29
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    November 26, 2006 at 10:32 pm
    SIIIIICK!
  96. Profile photo of WHOISIT12345
    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2006 at 8:46 pm
    ok and cool
  97. Profile photo of Thegodofhats
    Thegodofhats Female 13-17
    60 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 9:13 pm
    Spectactular...
  98. Profile photo of Sammy212
    Sammy212 Male 13-17
    12 posts
    November 28, 2006 at 11:20 pm
    pfffhahaha people on here are so dumb. just becuase you are too lazy to do something or becuase you cant get it to work (by doing it wrong) it doesnt mean its fake, or satanic, or witchcraft, or anything else. some people (who arent complete retards) can actually do this propperly.
  99. Profile photo of Pepsic91
    Pepsic91 Female 13-17
    243 posts
    November 29, 2006 at 11:49 am
    blaah, stopmotion...
  100. Profile photo of undrwrld
    undrwrld Male 30-39
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    November 29, 2006 at 9:11 pm
    my uncle`s secretary`s cousin`s husband`s son-from-his-first-marriage`s girlfriend`s best-friend`s massage therapist can do this!

    It`s too bad Sammy212 can`t spell "properly" properly.

  101. Profile photo of dakota123456
    dakota123456 Female 60-69
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    December 3, 2006 at 10:09 pm
    I was taught this trick as a young child. I have showed it to several people over the years. Really a shock to see it show up here. It`s great.
  102. Profile photo of Anti-christ_
    Anti-christ_ Female 13-17
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    December 12, 2006 at 10:33 am
    wow thats
    pretty cool
  103. Profile photo of tp1212
    tp1212 Male 13-17
    299 posts
    February 12, 2007 at 2:30 pm
    homg!!! cant you seee???!!!?!!!!
    its not god satan or terrorists (no not crab peapol either...)
    its !!!GLOBAL!!!WARMING!!! ZoMgS!!!
  104. Profile photo of Slade8
    Slade8 Male 18-29
    951 posts
    February 18, 2007 at 11:29 pm
    Cool.
  105. Profile photo of OrangeCrow
    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
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    March 22, 2009 at 3:00 am
    That`s neat o.o
  106. Profile photo of Delizar
    Delizar Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2009 at 3:02 am
    That is a bloody good trick!

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