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Marvin and Milo

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What you need


A wine glass (narrower towards the top)

A Malteser

Instructions


  1. Put the Malteser on the table and place the glass over it.
  2. Wiggle the glass quickly with a circular motion and the Malteser will start to climb the sides of the glass.
  3. Keeping wiggling, lift the glass off the table and the Malteser will stay inside!

Results & explanation

The glass pushes inwards on the Malteser, forcing it to move in a circle rather than a straight line.  But the angle of the glass means that it also pushes upwards on the Malteser, supporting its weight.

 

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