Soda Can Trick

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Introduction: Soda Can Trick

About: I am a psyconaut. Many people confuse a "psyconaut" to be anyone who does drugs, but in fact, many psyconauts are against drugs, and use alternative methods to explore their mind. Some use intense meditation...


A neat trick to do with an empty or nearly empty soda can.

Step 1: Meterials


You'll need to obtain an empty soda can(Oh, goodie! caffinated goodness!), and about 70 mL of water. The amount doesn't have to be exact, but it has to fill about 1/5 of the can.

Step 2: The Only Step


This is be no means a complicated trick, just dirnk all but 1/5 of the soda, or take an empty can and fill it a 1/5 of the way. 1/5 works the best, Beleive me, I've performed this trick in planes and got the best results from 1/5 full.

Step 3: The Trick

The way this trick works is it makes the weight of the can equal on both sides of the axis (I'm not sure of the official terminology).

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    I walked into the kitchen turned on the faucet filled for a second and it worked. I then added some more and it worked. Once more I added water and it worked... there's a lot of leeway in the amount of water (or pop) that you can add.

    The best i got with a 355 ml can was 150 ml of water you can even tap it and make it spin around

    This doesn;t even tell you what the trick is until you get down to the comments. I think picking out ANYTHING and asking would be great here. So confusing. XD

    *Gasp* hes a wizard!! Get him, so he may teach ua more of hia magic!!

    It looks really cool when it rolls! Great Job!

    could somebody elaborate on the construction and how to do this plzz.......im no the best

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    Just pour a bit of water into a can and tilt it on its side.

    oh, i remember XD, i was talking about the title of materials, that put meterials instead

    water... soda can. while drinking the soda you can stop at a point and do this trick too.

    (i posted this because SP doesnt matter... dont pick out a single thing about someones instructable and post about it.)

    my mom cousin showed me this trick but i thought no one else knew good job

    this is funny. you can also make this a bet; show your friend the trick. give them a diffrent soda can. they wont be able to do this.

    if you glued it, it would be obvious. like, they would want to pick it up to examine it.

    True, but then it wouldnt roll around the table.

    i do this all the time, its actually weird because i just showed my dad, and a guy at work this. they were amazed. i would love to just start leaving these around, after you get done with them, to confuse people.

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    i actually do this at chess tournaments so no one will take my soda. I am the only one there that knows how to do that.

    LOL Awesome, actually I was thinking that you could do it with jello mix and then leave it in the fridge so that it gets jello-ey and then they wouldn't fall as easily.

    or pour lead in the bottom of one and seal the top back up, and make it a desk object thing