Perpetual Motion Machine - Boyle's Self Flowing Flask

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PostTue Dec 20, 2011 3:20 am » by Hibernate1908



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A perpetual motion machine, appears to fill itself through siphon action. This is not possible in reality; a siphon requires its "output" to be lower than the "input".

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PostTue Dec 20, 2011 3:47 am » by Hr2burn


You're right, it's not possible....so why am I watching this?
Now I'm nothing...

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PostTue Dec 20, 2011 4:46 am » by Newearthman


Yes, please explain!
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PostTue Dec 20, 2011 5:38 am » by Djann


I think I know.
When he first starts pouring the liquid in, there is a delay before it flows down the tube and you can see a series of bubbles being pushed up the tube.
There probably is a small pump in the structure.
The wooden section holding the bottom of the cup is hollow.
Very clever illusion.
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PostTue Dec 20, 2011 5:43 am » by Noentry


djann wrote:I think I know.
When he first starts pouring the liquid in, there is a delay before it flows down the tube and you can see a series of bubbles being pushed up the tube.
There probably is a small pump in the structure.
The wooden section holding the bottom of the cup is hollow.
Very clever illusion.


I agree with you illusion.
A pump at the bottom
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The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority.
The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking."
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