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Saturday, August 16, 2008

An Illusion?

It's called the Magic Tap

It's at Aqualand in Cadiz




Can you figure out how it works? Don't spoil it for yourself by googling it :)

Jai Gurudeva!
love
bawa  

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33 comments:

Varun Bokadia said...

Hi Bawa,

The trick is from where the tap is mounted.... It is mounted with a pipe (dia less than the water flow shown) the pipe pumps the water into the tap and from the same side again the water comes out forming a bigger flow (which is a illusion) the flowing water covers the pipe.....

Regards,
Varun Bokadia.
e: varunbokadia@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

A pipe runs through the water and water also runs through the pipe :)

annam said...

a pipe must be set up from bottom into the tap mouth and water flows from that pipe downwards giving a illusion.

rupal said...

there is a similar one in Ahmedabad...
secret is the water... :):):)

nitish chhabra said...

jai gurudev bawa...
i think i figured out its working..
its basically an arrangement having a vertical transparent pipe with a diameter less than that of the mouth of the tap..
the motor(hidden somewhere) pumps up the water and then it gets out through the upper opening of the pipe which is just near the opening of the tap giving it an illusion..
is that right..?
or are there any hidden meanings to this..? :)

Kuldeep said...

Yes Ofcourse Bawa/....

the water that we see which is pouring from the tap is actually
one way flow...
the pipe is Camouflaged because of the extremely high flow rate of the water.
water goes up thru the pipe and there is an opening inside the tap...
wat say !!!!

Anand Jage said...

works from hollow and empty space?? :)
I think water is pumped up through pipe that runs inside the flow.. the same is blocked & redirected downwards giving it an illusion like
appearance?

Vishal said...

read the comments ..
i had to say a similar thing .. :)

also .. the tap seems to be hanging .. but is actually an extention of the pipe itself .. and is supported by the pipe or a adjacent rod ..

monika said...

Hi Bawa,

There are 2 questions. 1. How is it supported? 2. How is the water supplied?
I think so the key is the tap outlet. Now the water which we see flowing is very wide. So something can be hidden within it and it can be barely noticeable since the water is always flowing. A high yield steel tube supports the tapform (imagine a lamp post). It also performs the function of a pipe. A pump forces water at the base of the fountain into the pipe so that it released at the top with pressure. A perforated steelplate hidden at the base of the tap helps water spread in all direction and gives it the volume also.
After I wrote this I checked the 5 comments listed. Everyone has written the same thing.

Jai Gurudev

PRANAY said...

hi..
in banglore thrs a new filmcity whic has been inaugrated recntly....evn thr u will find d same TAP at ripleys believe or not section....

Jyuthika said...

Another pipe smaller in diameter to the main pipe must be there which gets hidden due to the downward flow of water. that hidden pipe actually pumps the water from the pool and the same water comes out of the main pipe.. creating an illusion as in the picture which you have displayed!

Ohk.. that was just a guess.. I really dont know the exact mechanism.. May be I am right because the answers above mine are kinda similar.. :P

hehehe That was fun!..

Jai Gurudeva! :)

Anonymous said...

What you pump in is what flows out..tap is an illusion..is it the fountain of love bawa? :)

aparna said...

googling it? May be we would scour it :P

same answer as above! But i still dont really get the "pipe" thingy

Love
Aparna

Anonymous said...

simple logic!! and how dumb of me i realised it only after reading the previous comments..

Abhi said...

yup!
figured it out.
you open the tap and the water flows.

why would i google that :)

bonheur said...

the inlet and the outlet of water are the same; the tap is upheld by the pipe which supplies it with water :)
cool thing this one :)
Jai Gurudeva :)

Monica said...

the stream of water is not hollow and empty but hidden in it is the source and support of its existence.
inlet and outlet of water is the same.
yahi baat hai na Bawa ;D
Jai Gurudeva :)

iyer-the-gr8 said...

For all the intelligence in me (even "Scouring"), I could not figure it out. But reading the comments alone masde me go "O-Ho ..."... you should have probely hidden the comments till everyone had answered.

Cheers!!!

Srivi said...

is there some pipe that holds that pipe from the water flowing end?Just guessing...don't blame me for my non-science background..

Anupam Gupta said...

hehe...i guess everyone pretty much figured it out ....yeah clever lil illusion dis one...but pretty easy to understand...

Jai Gurudev

Kanasu Nagathihalli said...

couldn figure it out and googled it. Hee hee

Shubham said...

wow...it beautiful.....an amazing idea.....

Deep said...

Bawa!!!!!!!!!!!!

There is rod from openning of tap to bottom.

This was there in SURAT Bawa .............. the city of Shivratri Magic

parth said...

bau
same is there in ahmedabad (Nr,Law Garden),It's just a pipe...

Abhay Karnataki said...

yahoo! Got it! without googling or reading the comments! wow, nice idea! :)
Bau, more such "illusions" and puzzles please!

mandar said...

ya i hav seen d same thing in Maharashtra wen d tap was out of water

Anonymous said...

Dear Bawa

There is similar one in Bhuj (Kutch) also.

Jai Gurudev

Amit

Harsh said...

This is brilliant... I loved the creativity.

Sonia said...

For all the smart ones baove who figured it out , COLUD IF HAVE ONE LIKE THIS IN MUMBAI TOO ???

Dinesh said...

I think its pretty simple :) a transparent pipe goes up fromt he flow of the water support the whole system and then the water gush out with such a force that it cover the whole diameter as well as the supporting pipe carrying the water in :) wat do u say bawa :)
jai gurudev

Anonymous said...

BAWA,
u can find this type of tap in Ahmedabad at LAW GARDEN circle.

Manish Panchmatia said...

JGD

Catching up with old blogs, after returning from native.

Yes I too saw it at Ahmedabad. And if I am not wrong, I saw it at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bangalore also.

Manish
http://www.geocities.com/panchmatia_manish

ananya said...

Its very ingenious and quite simple:) The flowing water conceals a comparatively thinner transparent pipe within through which water flows up, theres one in the ripley's museum in thailand as well:)

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