Hmmmm…. tell me if you think this is possible:
You filled a cup with water and turned it upside down on a smooth surface. You quickly twisted and lifted the cup, and the water remained on the counter– suspended without any support– in the shape of the inverted cup.
Is this REALLY possible?!
My husband, the Brainy Science Guy didn’t really think this could be done. I showed him the video I found and he went “hm! that’s interesting!”
Watch for yourself.
The Hubs thinks that part of the reason that the water may not become suspended is because of electricity– the water wants to cling to the inside of the cup. When the cup is removed, the water grabs the cup til it can cling no more, and spills onto the counter.
Distilled water does not conduct electricity because it has the minerals and impurities removed (it’s the minerals and other impurities in water that are the “electrolytes” in the water. So the purer the water, the less apt the water will want to cling to the cup, and the better chance you gave of suspending the water after removing the cup. Hmmmm.
Anyway, it’s all very interesting. We may try this experiment someday…. when I can get enough towels, that it. :-p