Balancing Glasses

Submitted by: madest 7 years ago in Misc

A simple balancing trick that only seems impossible.
There are 60 comments:
Male 102
well hell, im doing that right now, so not very impressive
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Male 1,834
cool
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Male 1,547
WITCH!!!
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Female 281
I`ve only done that with pop cans.
That`s a pretty neat trick. :3
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Male 6,693
Just a water trick.
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Female 55
I`ve done it too! Easier with a can of soda though...
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Male 109
FAAAAKKKKEEE!!!!111
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Female 4,376
He is some kind of sorcerer.
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Male 270
You can do the same thing with pop cans. Just drink the pop to a little less than halfway full then gently sit the can on its bottem edge. (It might roll around a little so be carfull.) (Wave fingers about the sides of the can for added effect. :) )
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Male 25,416
done that befor!
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Male 36
Actually, with the salt you do need a cloth on the table, if I recall correctly--and it looks like that`s what they have here.
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Male 36
I disagree. Maybe with some pop cans, but you need the salt with glasses--especially if there is no cloth on the table (can`t tell here), and if the glasses have moving water in them.
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Female 2,120
WITCH
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Male 4,807
Just add a little salt on the table... mystery solved
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Male 203
"I used to be a magician. There`s salt on the table at those two points."

No salt. I used to do this in school with pop cans. It`s just a matter of a fulcrum/lever physics. Nothing more.
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Male 36
I used to be a magician. There`s salt on the table at those two points.
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Male 306
Easy with water. Try without it.
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Male 195
Not that hard..
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Male 235
WHAT!
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Female 15
f-ing balance... how does it work?
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Male 36
now.. can you balance chemical equations?
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Male 561
he-is-bored
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Male 3,285
Nothing really magical about this. I do it with pepsi cans all teh time
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Male 83
i remember two years ago,when i wuz in to balancing stuff.I actualy tried this,broke a glass,but sucseeded at my 10-th try.
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Male 4,793
@Zuthilios...or perhaps he`s just good at balancing things? It shows the counter, no blutak or anything of the sort. Hes just good at balancing things.
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Male 110
Not exactly a very good trick since you know he`s using something to hold them up as the water is still moving when he lets go which should have tipped it over. I think theres blutak or some other sticky thing behind it, thats why he only moves the camera from that low angle after he balances the glasses, this couldn`t be performed in public.
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Male 742
CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
4872 Posts Saturday, August 07, 2010 8:12:59 PM
I`m placing my bet that he has salt under the table cloth.

^^What I`m referring to.
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Male 17,511
parkm: A tablecloth is not needed for the balancing on salt to work, But he could also be using magicians string or several other devices found in a magicians store. Cameras are easier to fool than human eyes and these things are designed to fool people up close and in person.
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Female 151
I knew a guy way back in elementary school who use to do this with pop cans. Use to look forward to it every lunch time till he got in trouble one day thanks to some fool who kicked the desk and made pop spill all over the place.
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Female 803
@racoonhat, so what do they call it?

come to chicago, there`s no such thing as soda here; its only pop.
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Male 10,855
Then I bumped my desk and then awww shucks they fell down.
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Male 22
You can do it with a can of pop as well....I almost fried my phone doing it once though. =[
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Male 503
@bklynusa calm down. lay off the drugs man
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Male 216
OMG WTF SERIOUS? HOLY SHIZZIZNIZZ..I CANT BELIEVE THAT AMAZING HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE..EDGE OF THE SEAT MIND NUMBING BLOW YOUR MIND TYPE INSANITY GLASSES ON THE BRINK WHERE IS THAT U.S.? IS THAT A NEW VIRAL MEME BOOKMARK NOW THE WORLD IS ABOUT TO IMPLODE WHEN THE GET ON WHATS UP WITH THIS UNBELIEVABILITY..WAY BETTER THAN FU**IN INCEPTION BY 8 LAYERS OF DREAMS..
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Male 742
CrakrJak, there is no tablecloth, that`s a smooth counter top.
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Female 654
oh god grandpa, no one calls it pop anymore.

criss angel did this on tv today. so you know its common sense if he told you "how to do it"
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Male 742
nicalobe, while that is a lot simpler because of the lip-thingy, it still gave me a little bit more enjoyment out of my root beer.
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Male 782
... wtf. dumb
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Male 119
Soo..... I do this with pop and beer cans all the time.................... Nothing challenging or exciting here.
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Male 1,646
real or not... still pretty lame
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Male 758
Wow!
I thought this would be cool, not something I learned at lunch in 5th grade.
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Female 533
since I have the worst hand coordination this would frustrate the crap outta me
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Male 167
lol it doesn`t even need water
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Male 15,832
The trick, as he makes it appear, is impossible with a glass of sloshing water. There are a number of ways to pull it off, but the cheapest and easiest way would be to put a drop of clear silicone glue on the counter and let it sit till it`s nice and thick. You can`t see it because the camera is slightly below the level of the counter. By the time the camera moves up, it`s hidden by the glasses.
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Male 17,511
I`m placing my bet that he has salt under the table cloth. If you don`t understand that explanation, read some magic books.
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Male 1,815
I have those exact glasses, which I`m sure are not entirely unpopular, so no big deal or anything. Ima try it.
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Male 224
I was just expecting something bad to happen, something needs to break.
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Female 5
This is different from cans. this has to do with the water in the cup. cans have a rim around the bottom that keeps it up, these cups are smooth on the sides.
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Male 303
Cloth on the table helps to do it.
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Female 1,008
Not to burst anyone`s bubble, but I figured out how to do this when I was 9.

We used to do it with cans on the school yard.
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Male 5,189
Shockingly I knew about this. o.o
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Female 965
How... ? I don`t understand. I must try this.
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Male 740
kay
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Male 109
Cool, but eh
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Male 516
used to do this with coke cans as a kid. much easier to do
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Male 496
Who cares?
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Male 1,378
i-am-bored
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Male 295
Cool. Some guy found a way to balance his cups.
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Male 438
meh
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Male 7,378
Link: Balancing Glasses [Rate Link] - A simple balancing trick that only seems impossible.
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