Floating Fountain

Submitted by: klkl 10 years ago in
http://geekologie.com/2007/04/magic_tap_real_life_illusion.php

Looks Photoshopped, but it"s not.
There are 96 comments:
Female 74
ooooh i saw one of these once. clever, i suppose, though not exactly new.
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Male 1,029
Thanks captain obvious. This was gay. Why the hell did you even post this I see better crap at walmart.
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Female 428
Ha, clever.
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Male 686
yay!
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Female 519
"I saw something like this at a Cracker Barrel when I was a kid and I thought it was the coolest thing in the world."

I did too...O_O

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Male 1,866
oooh i saw one in BC!!!!
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Male 273
Quack_stud, your picture disturbs me..... o.o
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Female 170
I can see some kid trying to run under the fountain and then hitting his head on the pipe. :D
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Male 170
I enjoyed reading the comments more than looking at the picture.
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Male 276
omg i see this all of the time in my mall
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Male 438
there`s one at ripley`s believe it or not on the gold coast
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Male 2,216
God I cant believe anyone would even draw attention this *ANCIENT* trick, these fountains are all over now, and better versions.
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Male 3,255
wow... saw this for the first time about 18 years ago at the fair. REAAAAAL up to date there iab...
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Male 991
I seen this at Ripley`s a year ago. Still cool.
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Male 32
I don`t think it`s impressive at all. Maybe it`s just because I`ve seen it a dozen times before, though. I think it`s kinda tacky, too. It reminds me of those stupid beer mugs with the same type of faucet that they sell and Spencer`s.
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Female 12
i`ve been there! i was about 8 its in a water park lol
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Female 75
AHHHHH! What a waste! Brings new meaning to "turn the water off when your brushing your teeth." =)
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Female 14
I had a mini version of this. Its NOT photoshopped. -.-
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Male 374
I have one where a beer can pours beer into a pitcher.
Neat.
Not really. Everyone knows how they work.
Why does this have such a high rating?
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Male 273
indeed. *high fives limptaco*
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Male 23
I love how there are still people who say it`s shopped, when a damned description is given right to you. The stupidity of some people amaze me.
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Female 45
I LAWLED
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Female 34
haha i think i`ve been there. it`s at the ripley`s beleive it or not museum in st. augistine florida. or they have another one somewhere else. but it`s pretty cool. i was amazed when i first saw it, but i was also only 10.
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Male 11
COOL!!
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Female 1,784
very smart I say!
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Male 149
lol
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Female 156
I am starting to suspect that Devi3000 and Argh_Beast are actually the same person.

...there, that`ll piss em BOTH off *snickers*

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Male 132
"A clever idea, though not as impressive as my sawing a woman in half illusion. For extra realism I actually saw the woman in half. I think I`m wanted in like eight countries." Rofl.
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Male 876
Hey! You! Yeah you! Try and go through the waterfall.
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Male 377
those things are cool and its not photo shopped you can see the pipe near the bottom dumb asses
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Female 560
they sell these at spencers or something
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Male 265
that`s photoshopped.
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Female 1,395
...i know its not photoshopped..you see that type of thing all over the place to the point where its becoming a cliche.
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Male 2,510
shopped.
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Female 93
hm,that looks cool.
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Male 4,393
wow...
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Male 139
and you can kinda make out the shape of the pipe near the pool
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Male 139
these things are old, but it`s cool seeing one so big
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Female 156
Cool but still old...
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Male 273
The pipe is IN the water stream. Its just covered up by the water.
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Male 177
Where does the pipe going under the water support the larger structure? I can`t see it anywhere in the picutre ><
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Male 693
huh?? I`m having a dumbass moment but I still don`t know why that`s floating in mid-air.
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Female 876
We have one in Ocean City at the Ripley`s Museum. I think they`re neat.
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Male 740
i saw that at a ripley`s believe it or not
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Male 273
Aww crap. I forgot to add, "THE PHOTOSHOP-PUNCHER STRIKES AGAIN!!" Oh well.
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Male 273
*punches Punk1n`s face in* You just HAD to ruin the comments page by saying "photoshopped!". AND ALSO, *smashes Bumblecock`s face in* ITS NOT SHOPPED! Thanks to ggolbez for pointing that out to Bumblecock because bumblecock`s too lazy to READ THE PAGE!
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Female 243
I saw one in Spain...You could see the pipe coming outta the tap...Not very exciting.And everyone who said photo shopped...Up your ass.
Not one bit of my comment is cheery.
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Male 645
Pretty expected, But good link nonetheless.
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Female 655
cool =]
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Female 1,944
I remember staring at one of those at the fair and wondering how it worked...
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Male 578
Reminds me of Spencer`s gift shops with their beer tap version along with all your other stupid, cheesy gift shopping needs, like, fart machines and, universal remotes...with boobs!
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Male 325
lame

my dog could of told you how it was done

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Female 78
They have one of those in the Ripley`s Believe it or Not exhibit in Ocean City, Maryland.
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Male 6
There is one of these in Tenerife in a water park. Fooled me for like a minute when i first saw it.
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Male 1,182
i wonder if it hadn`t been confirmed that it was not photo shopped how many loser would be like blah blah blah pixels blah pixels im really cool and know a lot about pixels
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Female 262
I have seen something like that, here in Holland. They`ve got one at Duinrell, a themepark. This one is nice and shiny though...*__*
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Male 577
Umm yeah... you can buy smaller ones at A LOT of stores. That did not impress me in the least.
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Female 104
sen one in belgium...
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Male 902
/\^/\^/\
HELLS YEAH!!
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Male 216
/\^/\^/\
... YEAR OLDS!
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Male 902
No, he`s probably just stupid. And the first time I saw one of these fountains, I was F*CKING AMAZED.

Then again, I was F*CKING FOUR.

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Male 1,142
are you joking bigfatpig? sarcasm doesnt come across in type.
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Male 1,217
very clever indeed.
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Male 352
How the hell does THAT work? There is nothing holding the tap up but water is clearly coming out of it. That is truly amazing if it is real. I can only think that the picture has been tampered with on a computer or something. If it actually exists, it must have been built by David Blaine or someone. AMAZING!!!
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Male 1,142
wile im against drinking whats wrong with porn? as for the shotgun anything from population control to target shooting is ok im my book. just that population control is illegal and almost never the motivation... it would be fun to play with a AA-12 shotgun. look it up if you dont know it.
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Male 838
^^^^
A SHOTGUN? Why don`t you use it and put an end to your miserable life?
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Female 1,496
How easily amused you all are. I wish I was.

It takes at least a shot of whiskey, porno mag, and a shotgun to amuse me.

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Male 4,546
Yeah I`ve seen this before lots of times all over the place. They sell them in every kitsch toy store on earth practically. Or at least used to, maybe they went out of fashion for a while though...

I`ve seen: Coke can, Pepsi can, Water fall, "Shangrila", Floating Tap, Teapot, Jugs of water, even a little cherub hovering by a stream of pee.

Although this might be the biggest one I`ve seen.

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Male 240
Goregina, strangely enough I went to a mini golf course on phillip island and there was one there.
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Female 20
AAHHH cool i`ve been there its in tenerife at a water park called Aqualand.
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Female 1,412
old.......but cool :) i always thought they were real `til i threw a rock at the water... and it came flying back.
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Female 319
i see the pipe! :-D cool idea though :)
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Female 70
theres one in spain as part of a crazy golf course.
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Female 1,264
i saw that when i was a kid at the gold coast ripleys believe it or not museum, and i kept putting my hand under the tap checking for hidden pipes and i was like "WTF". im an idiot i know.
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Female 679
beeyooteeful where`d ya make ya pic? Its cute! ^_^
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Male 838
I wonder how would it be George Bush reaction to this...hum?!
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Female 458
Already knew how it worked >>....
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Male 732
I`ve seen a portable version of this.
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Male 1,931
It is not shopped. Just look at how a real life water fountain works. Same principal. Water goes up the pipe and out the top. The pipe leading up is inside the water going down, and that pipe is holding up the sculpture. Not hard.
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Male 643
Looks shopped because it is shopped.
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Male 1,465
I saw one of these when I was a little kid at the local Ripley`s Believe It Or Not museum in Hollywood. Cool fountain if you’ve never seen one before but I can’t imagine it fooling anyone older than six. I mean, the trick is pretty obvious if you rule out magic or secret alien technology…
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Male 460
ive never seen one but it looks pretty cool.
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Male 160
Yeah, I have a mini floating fountain in my living room. You can find one at the 99 cent store.
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Female 430
Didn`t spencers gifts sell the samll crappy version of this that looked like a beer tap?
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Male 121
Heck, I`ve even seen these in the shops.
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Male 1,142
i was about 5 win i first saw one of those. i figured it out within minutes back then.
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Male 383
um, why is this new? ive seen this all over the place! ripley`s believe it or not museums, hot topic stores, gift stores...
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Male 226
sorry someone had to do it.
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Male 226
.....its shopped!
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Female 546
Mmmm, clever architect.
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Male 365
Jewpoints, it`s not a spoiler, it`s the caption of the picture
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Female 26
Anyone read the comments under it?

"I hate to be one of those guys who says "I saw this like, twenty-five years ago" but I saw this, like, twenty-five years ago."

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Male 133
I saw something like this at a Cracker Barrel when I was a kid and I thought it was the coolest thing in the world.
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Female 606
I already know what it is without clicking on it. It`s from the "how not to ship a plasma tv" link.

Its pretty cool, nonetheless.

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Male 34
SPOILER


There is a pipe going from the bottom of the reservoir up to the top of the spigot, and water goes through it and down, covering the pipe, creating the illusion.

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Male 1,725
Link: Floating Fountain [Rate Link] - Looks Photoshopped, but it`s not.
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