The Whiskey and Water Switch

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in Science
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Sweet party trick, but how exactly is it done?
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There are 49 comments:
Male 738
"this is so bill nye the science guyish"
If Bill Nye used to hustle drinks.
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Female 1,231
Immiscible? You mean whiskey`s a lipid (or other hydrophobic substance)?

Last time I heard, adding water to whiskey ruined it, so I don`t see the point in the whole thing anyway.

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Male 1,386
wait... its time for a science word! yay! whiskey and water are IMMISCIBLE, meaning they cant mix. now all of you can use it in everyday conversation for no good reason. :D
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Male 64
What`s with people and the "repost" thing?
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Male 64
What`s with people and the "repost" thing
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Male 73
well im not sure but i think this is a repost but i dont know.
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Male 28
I hope at least one of the "repost" people was trying to be ironic by reposting the word repost.

It`s fairly obvious that bouyancy is the key here just as its fairly obvious that this is a nice little party trick, not a suggestion of a practical method of swapping the glasses. There`s really no need for everyone to tell us that they too understand that whiskey is less dense than water and that they have a more efficient method of pouring drinks. Try adding something new...

The setup doesn`t just rely on bouyancy. The most important thing going on here is the surface tension round the edge where the liquids pass- and that`s far cleverer.

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Female 993
I say it`s old, it`s a repost, it`s fake, and it`s photoshopped!!! Huzzah!
/sarcasm
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Male 94
Seen it on The Real Hustle.
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Female 27
Friday, November 09, 2007 9:16:21 PM
yet ANOTHER re-post.how shocking....

yet ANOTHER retard, not shocking...

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Male 629
OLD.
Rule of density, less density floats.
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Female 700
THEY DID IT WRONG!!! all the whiskey did was dilute, the whiskey starts on top and the water on bottom.
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Male 90
I dont get the big deal about reposts.... HOLY poo YOUVE SEEN IT SOO EVERYONE ON IAB HAS SEEN IT!!!!! Doesnt always work like that.
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Male 2,172
It only ruins perfectly good whiskey. I guess it`s good if you need to put water in your drink to be able to drink it.
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Male 317
isn`t that the same as a hourglass? a small area allowing heavy stuff to go down and light stuff to go up?
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Female 67
yet ANOTHER re-post.how shocking....
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Male 648
or you could just put the water in your mouth put the whiskey in the other glass and spit the water out... and then of course take the shot
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Female 322
That was pretty cool.

But zullol, you`re way off on your explanation. It has nothing to do with concentration...if it did, the whiskey and water would reach an equilibrium point where there were equal parts whiskey to equal parts water at any point in the system. This is differential density. Whiskey floats on water because it is less dense. It`s as simple as that.

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Male 124
"Would you people keep posting about repost, we have one person saying it already, but we need six hundred more comments going "REPOST!!!11!!" we don`t get it, buddy doesn`t get it if he looks at the comments, but everyone really cares."

That`s a REPOST, its already been posted further up!

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Male 172
Duh, alcohol is lighter than water.
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Female 27
" jesus try keeping track of your own damn website"

Jesus has a website?

STFU, anyone can post on here - does it really matter if it is a repost?

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Male 1,023
whiskey is lighter than water and therefore rises.
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Male 3
in scietific term... the water move to a lower concentration which is the alcohol and vice versa... I think it is thru osmosis... coz water is denser than alcohol as the sayin goes water and alcohol dnt mix...lol...coz it floats in the body wen u drink it... tats y u see a puddle of oil wen u dnt use mayonise for a long time...I dont see the cardboard workin as a partial permeable membrane
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Male 274
wow IAB your ratarded your asking how its done and you posted a video explaining how its done a long time ago. jesus try keeping track of your own damn website
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Male 1,837
repost AND really old. not so interesting either
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Female 678
this is how the chaser glass works
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Male 318
just natural science. anything lighter than water woulddo this. you could do it with oil too.
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Male 377
i agree with mbaxter. shut up about it being a repost and eather enjoy the clip or don`t watch it.
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Male 2,720
Would you people keep posting about repost, we have one person saying it already, but we need six hundred more comments going "REPOST!!!11!!" we don`t get it, buddy doesn`t get it if he looks at the comments, but everyone really cares.
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Male 553
and after a minute search here it is here!
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Male 553
its a repost seen it before its from real hustle on bbc3
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Male 1,265
I`m sure this has been on before.
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Male 784
OR – why not just pour the whisky directly into the clear glass, and water in the green one? And then not film it and not publish it on the Internet so no one could know it ever took place.
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Male 96
Would you people shut up about repost, we have one person saying it already, we don`t need six hundred comments going "REPOST!!!11!!" we get it, buddy gets it if he looks at the comments, and no one really cares.
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Male 516
REPOST!
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Male 572
i swear this is a repost...
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Male 56
witchcraft!!! get the pitchforks & light the fire, we`re all out for a burning tonight!!
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Male 37
geez this was on The Real Hustler.
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Male 888
the whiskey is RUINED!
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Male 425
Nice trick for parties I guess, but I imagine most people will have figured it out...
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Male 965
Thats pretty neat and all, but why not just take the shot?
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Male 234
The wiskey simply floats on water :/
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Female 57
density...
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Female 299
Preety cool...I guess. The music was the best part, it was hilarious. Or maybe I`m just tired.
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Male 2,616
Let me show you how I switch whiskey into urine.
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Male 411
this is so bill nye the science guyish
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Male 96
The card is moved over just a slight bit, so the whiskey can move up (i`m assuming its less dense then water) anyway, just a guess but it seems likly to me.
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Male 47
isnt this a repost?
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Male 20,828
Link: The Whiskey and Water Switch [Rate Link] - Sweet party trick, but how exactly is it done?
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