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Date: 11/09/07 02:22 AM

49 Responses to The Whiskey and Water Switch

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2007 at 10:25 pm
    Link: The Whiskey and Water Switch - Sweet party trick, but how exactly is it done?
  2. Profile photo of marioman
    marioman Male 13-17
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    November 9, 2007 at 2:27 am
    isnt this a repost?
  3. Profile photo of mbaxter
    mbaxter Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2007 at 2:28 am
    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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    Berserk505 Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2007 at 2:29 am
    this is so bill nye the science guyish
  5. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2007 at 2:30 am
    Let me show you how I switch whiskey into urine.
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    full_of_rage Female 13-17
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    November 9, 2007 at 2:33 am
    Preety cool...I guess. The music was the best part, it was hilarious. Or maybe I`m just tired.
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    omgitzmeex3 Female 18-29
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    November 9, 2007 at 2:34 am
    density...
  8. Profile photo of Gh4z
    Gh4z Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2007 at 2:45 am
    The wiskey simply floats on water :/
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    Skythe Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2007 at 2:49 am
    Thats pretty neat and all, but why not just take the shot?
  10. Profile photo of Aquaeous
    Aquaeous Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2007 at 2:53 am
    Nice trick for parties I guess, but I imagine most people will have figured it out...
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    Itsdude56 Male 13-17
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    November 9, 2007 at 3:09 am
    the whiskey is RUINED!
  12. Profile photo of Axis
    Axis Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2007 at 4:10 am
    geez this was on The Real Hustler.
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    rippedfish70 Male 30-39
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    November 9, 2007 at 4:51 am
    witchcraft!!! get the pitchforks & light the fire, we`re all out for a burning tonight!!
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    llamaseacow Male 13-17
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    November 9, 2007 at 5:07 am
    i swear this is a repost...
  15. Profile photo of Dooked
    Dooked Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2007 at 6:18 am
    REPOST!
  16. Profile photo of mbaxter
    mbaxter Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2007 at 6:25 am
    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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    bored-am-I Male 30-39
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    November 9, 2007 at 7:16 am
    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.
  18. Profile photo of KMeTG
    KMeTG Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2007 at 7:36 am
    I`m sure this has been on before.
  19. Profile photo of sponged
    sponged Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2007 at 8:29 am
    its a repost seen it before its from real hustle on bbc3
  20. Profile photo of sponged
    sponged Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2007 at 8:30 am
    and after a minute search here it is here!
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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
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    November 9, 2007 at 10:08 am
    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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    shadow50001 Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2007 at 10:19 am
    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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    bobbyo Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2007 at 11:34 am
    just natural science. anything lighter than water woulddo this. you could do it with oil too.
  24. Profile photo of SilentFray
    SilentFray Female 18-29
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    November 9, 2007 at 1:07 pm
    this is how the chaser glass works
  25. Profile photo of KeVsTeR2475
    KeVsTeR2475 Male 13-17
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    November 9, 2007 at 1:11 pm
    repost AND really old. not so interesting either
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    XxSpeedy Male 13-17
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    November 9, 2007 at 1:27 pm
    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
  27. Profile photo of zullol
    zullol Male 13-17
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    November 9, 2007 at 1:59 pm
    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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    mluther Male 13-17
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    November 9, 2007 at 3:53 pm
    whiskey is lighter than water and therefore rises.
  29. Profile photo of bamboozled
    bamboozled Female 18-29
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    November 9, 2007 at 4:14 pm
    " 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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    Sean_confer Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2007 at 5:57 pm
    Duh, alcohol is lighter than water.
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    Ricklionhart Male 40-49
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    November 9, 2007 at 6:38 pm
    "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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    bombsquad505 Female 18-29
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    November 9, 2007 at 7:36 pm
    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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    Crap4Brains Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2007 at 8:35 pm
    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
  34. Profile photo of wolfpup13
    wolfpup13 Female 13-17
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    November 9, 2007 at 9:16 pm
    yet ANOTHER re-post.how shocking....
  35. Profile photo of robock
    robock Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2007 at 9:55 pm
    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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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    November 9, 2007 at 11:09 pm
    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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    Drawstring Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2007 at 12:43 am
    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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    Novem006 Female 18-29
    700 posts
    November 10, 2007 at 1:32 am
    THEY DID IT WRONG!!! all the whiskey did was dilute, the whiskey starts on top and the water on bottom.
  39. Profile photo of MapleFr3ak
    MapleFr3ak Male 13-17
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    November 10, 2007 at 2:19 am
    OLD.
    Rule of density, less density floats.
  40. Profile photo of bamboozled
    bamboozled Female 18-29
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    November 10, 2007 at 6:47 am
    Friday, November 09, 2007 9:16:21 PM
    yet ANOTHER re-post.how shocking....

    yet ANOTHER retard, not shocking...

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    DoggyTom Male 13-17
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    November 10, 2007 at 8:03 am
    Seen it on The Real Hustle.
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    JazzyPiano Female 18-29
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    November 10, 2007 at 4:16 pm
    I say it`s old, it`s a repost, it`s fake, and it`s photoshopped!!! Huzzah!
    /sarcasm
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    mrMongoose Male 18-29
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    November 10, 2007 at 6:10 pm
    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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    davidko0628 Male 30-39
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    November 10, 2007 at 10:19 pm
    well im not sure but i think this is a repost but i dont know.
  45. Profile photo of diamond93
    diamond93 Male 70 & Over
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    November 10, 2007 at 10:38 pm
    What`s with people and the "repost" thing
  46. Profile photo of diamond93
    diamond93 Male 70 & Over
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    November 10, 2007 at 10:38 pm
    What`s with people and the "repost" thing?
  47. Profile photo of shinu
    shinu Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 12:31 pm
    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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    firefliet Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 9:23 pm
    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.

  49. Profile photo of Lazorfish
    Lazorfish Male 13-17
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    November 12, 2007 at 10:39 pm
    "this is so bill nye the science guyish"
    If Bill Nye used to hustle drinks.

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