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Date: 12/03/12 09:19 PM

20 Responses to Impossible Stella Beer Bottle Balancing Act [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18950 posts
    December 3, 2012 at 9:17 pm
    Link: Impossible Stella Beer Bottle Balancing Act - Where`s your God now?
  2. Profile photo of SageBlue
    SageBlue Male 30-39
    70 posts
    December 3, 2012 at 9:29 pm
    That`s the devil`s work, I say. THE DEVIL!!!
  3. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    December 3, 2012 at 9:49 pm
    Not impossible. Actually, not even that difficult.
  4. Profile photo of Reebo
    Reebo Male 40-49
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    December 3, 2012 at 10:23 pm
    Bad photoshop job. At a minimum the fork(s) have been faked. Look at the interlocking tines and then notice the absence of the recpricol fork. Likely means the whole thing is faked. There`s a way to do the center bottle on the knives but what is shown is incorrect
  5. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    December 3, 2012 at 11:38 pm
    @Reebo, it`s not `shopped. The other fork is pointing straight towards the camera, and so it is hidden behind the other fork. You can see the shadow of the second fork to the right of the left-most bottle. He probably lined up the shot that way on purpose.
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    Barnk Male 30-39
    486 posts
    December 4, 2012 at 12:04 am
    One toothpick is wedged by downward force into a stable 45 with the lip & the bottleneck. The other toothpick is jammed into the tines of the fork.
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    Barnk Male 30-39
    486 posts
    December 4, 2012 at 12:05 am
    And one toothpick is balancing on the other. That`s the part that takes extra finesse, because of the delicate knife tripod rig beneath.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    December 4, 2012 at 1:13 am
    I guess when you get that bored with the beer you have to find out some way of entertaining yourself.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    December 4, 2012 at 1:31 am
    Impossible = unable to be done.
    This trick has obviously been done, or we would not be looking at the picture in faux-astonishment. Is there a stop missing? Perhaps it is the Stella that is impossible.
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    vodooshaman Male 70 & Over
    450 posts
    December 4, 2012 at 1:40 am
    @ suicism
    you mean other than drink it
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    December 4, 2012 at 1:41 am
    The toothpick on the fork is blurred suggesting they took this just as it collapsed. I vote Fake.
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    10Bears Male 30-39
    452 posts
    December 4, 2012 at 1:51 am
    @Rebo - what is shown is the right way. Try it. Simply weave the tips of the knives in an under/over way, each supporting the other (think of Eschers endless stairs and you will get the idea).
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    Cragg Male 18-29
    4 posts
    December 4, 2012 at 4:01 am
    Wow, looking at the "this is obviously Photoshopped" comments, you can tell you have never used photoshop. You don`t know how to google either. This is very easy trick to do...
  14. Profile photo of Reebo
    Reebo Male 40-49
    11 posts
    December 4, 2012 at 5:05 am
    Doubt me all you like, but the image has indeed been modified. The fork has an additional set of tines in it that connect to nothing. There`s no fork attached to them.Zoom in on the fork tines and take a look for yourself. Why someone would remove the second fork is a mystery, but they tried to

    My comments about the knives, which I made clear earlier is that yes this can be done, but the lower knife appears to be out of position to make contact with the upper knife. While feasible, the fact that the image was doctored to begin with lends doubt.
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    Vimto Male 40-49
    2853 posts
    December 4, 2012 at 6:12 am
    Picture taken from a bad angle, you can`t see the other fork. But 2 tricks nicely combined.
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    Palfas Male 30-39
    411 posts
    December 4, 2012 at 7:49 am
    @Reebo, you`re a ree-tard. There are two forks, and there is no spoon
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    robthelurker Male 18-29
    2882 posts
    December 4, 2012 at 9:25 am
    i like stacking pennies when i get bored, put two pennies on their sides next to each other, then lay a penny on top of the two, then you do that again right next to the other one, then you put pennies on their sides on top of the pennies laying on the other two, and then you lay a penny on top of those two, and then put a penny on its side on top of that one and thats pretty much as high as you can go. try it. maybe use nickles.
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    chalket Male 50-59
    2712 posts
    December 4, 2012 at 10:32 am
    Actually accomplishing this parlor trick is much easier than trying to photoshop it. Why bother? There is nothing remotely "impossible" here. The hardest part is balancing the toothpicks together, and even that really isn`t too difficult.

    @drawman61
    The toothpick is blurred because the balancing forks are moving it slightly.

    @Reebo
    We will doubt you, because you are WRONG. There are two forks, with interlocked tines. Just because the angle hides one handle is not evidence of "shopped."

    @robthelurker
    Sounds really unstable and difficult, photo please!
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    jbwhite Male 18-29
    1292 posts
    December 4, 2012 at 5:36 pm
    @Reebo

    Your childhood was hell, wasn`t it?
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    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    December 5, 2012 at 3:12 am
    Kudos balancing pros

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