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Brain Teaser Answer - No Peeking!

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  • Brain Teaser Answer - No Peeking!

    Here is the brain teaser that was sent out in the Quantum Connection Newsletter. Find the answer below and conduct your own experiment to see if it works for you!

    A man in a restaurant asked a waiter for a juice glass, a dinner plate, water, a match, and a lemon wedge. The man poured enough water onto the plate to cover it.
    "If you can get the water on the plate into this glass without touching or moving this plate, I will give you $100," the man said. "You can use the match and lemon to do this."
    A few minutes later, the waiter walked away with $100 in his pocket. How did the waiter get the water into the glass?

    First, the waiter stuck the match into the lemon wedge, so that it would stand straight. Then he lit the match, and put it in the middle of the plate with the lemon. Then, he placed the glass upside-down over the match. As the flame used up the oxygen in the glass, it created a small vacuum, which sucked in the water through the space between the glass and the plate. Thus, the waiter got the water into the glass without touching or moving the plate.

    If you try this experiment, please post your results!
    The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to sharpen.
    -Eden Phillpotts

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    Well poo! I was just about to post the answer to this brainteaser and here it is already!

    Anyway, I did do it just for kicks and it works like a charm!

    "The divine is not something high above us. It is in heaven, it is in earth, it is inside us..." - Morihei Ueshiba