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  1. 19 Aug '15 07:48
    Not exactly news I suppose, but I'd never heard of it before.

    What an amazing mind he must have possessed to come up with this.

    YouTube
  2. 19 Aug '15 09:49
    Originally posted by C Hess
    Not exactly news I suppose, but I'd never heard of it before.

    What an amazing mind he must have possessed to come up with this.

    [youtube]ISfIT3B4y6E[/youtube]
    A clever idea. However, a much simpler solution is to use smaller cups.
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    19 Aug '15 10:36 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by C Hess
    Not exactly news I suppose, but I'd never heard of it before.

    What an amazing mind he must have possessed to come up with this.

    [youtube]ISfIT3B4y6E[/youtube]
    Seems like a waste of wine.....Besides, if the student knew about that, he could just have a bowl underneath
  4. 19 Aug '15 10:46
    Originally posted by C Hess
    Not exactly news I suppose, but I'd never heard of it before.

    What an amazing mind he must have possessed to come up with this.

    [youtube]ISfIT3B4y6E[/youtube]
    I really hate these embedded youtube players

    I actually own a couple of these, [modern day versions, not antiques] and they are quite
    fun to play with.
  5. 19 Aug '15 16:38
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    A clever idea. However, a much simpler solution is to use smaller cups.
    Not nearly as much fun, nor as impressive. I'm gonna get me my own pythagoras cup. It'll be good for a party laugh.
  6. 19 Aug '15 16:43
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Seems like a waste of wine.....Besides, if the student knew about that, he could just have a bowl underneath
    I'm pretty sure Pythagoras didn't tell the student first, but the student could also just plug his finger up the bottom hole (okay, I'm sure there's a joke there), or drink really, really fast.
  7. 19 Aug '15 17:03
    Originally posted by C Hess
    I'm pretty sure Pythagoras didn't tell the student first, but the student could also just plug his finger up the bottom hole (okay, I'm sure there's a joke there), or drink really, really fast.
    The video clip suggested using Mercury in the bottom of the glass...

    My suggestion would be Honey.

    Less lethally toxic.
  8. 19 Aug '15 17:58
    Originally posted by googlefudge
    The video clip suggested using Mercury in the bottom of the glass...

    My suggestion would be Honey.

    Less lethally toxic.
    Of course! It'll taste much better too, no doubt.
  9. 19 Aug '15 23:59
    Originally posted by C Hess
    Of course! It'll taste much better too, no doubt.
    If you try it out, you can let us know
  10. 20 Aug '15 08:48
    Originally posted by googlefudge
    If you try it out, you can let us know
    I doubt I'd enjoy wine and honey, but I'm pretty sure it palatally* beats wine and mercury.

    * is that a word, palatally, or did I just make that up? I can't be arsed to look it up.
  11. 20 Aug '15 13:39
    Originally posted by C Hess
    I doubt I'd enjoy wine and honey, but I'm pretty sure it palatally* beats wine and mercury.

    * is that a word, palatally, or did I just make that up? I can't be arsed to look it up.
    Mulled wine might work?... Although the warmth would be a problem.

    Back in Roman times they liked to add lead to their wine to sweeten the flavour.

    Honey might work better. In terms of not also poisoning you.


    Palatability?