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A neat trick to do with an empty or nearly empty soda can.
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Step 1: Meterials

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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

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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

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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).
curvy772 years ago
*Gasp* hes a wizard!! Get him, so he may teach ua more of hia magic!!
eulaliaaaa!4 years ago
It looks really cool when it rolls! Great Job!
Frindledon35 years ago
could somebody elaborate on the construction and how to do this no the best
The Mollusk (author)  Frindledon35 years ago
Just pour a bit of water into a can and tilt it on its side.
jimmytvf5 years ago
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.
R4Man18 R4Man185 years ago
(i posted this because SP doesnt matter... dont pick out a single thing about someones instructable and post about it.)
tytyjul975 years ago
my mom cousin showed me this trick but i thought no one else knew good job
dodo916 years ago
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.
Sandisk1duo6 years ago
or you could hot glue a soda can to your table
if you glued it, it would be obvious. like, they would want to pick it up to examine it.
The Mollusk (author)  Sandisk1duo6 years ago
True, but then it wouldnt roll around the table.
John Smith6 years ago
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.
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.
The Mollusk (author)  John Smith6 years ago
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
The Mollusk (author)  John Smith6 years ago
That could work, but the lead might start to solidify in the way down and gather in a place higher than you want it to. I'll try it with lead-free solder (I don't know where to find lead, besides, the solder will be heavy enough) and tell you how it goes.
alright, cool.
Biopyro6 years ago
Cool. Short, simple and something I've never seen done before.
The Mollusk (author)  Biopyro6 years ago
codongolev6 years ago
I WANT MOUNTAIN DEW NOW!!!! thanks a lot. :P
The Mollusk (author)  codongolev6 years ago
Doesn't everyone?
jakee1176 years ago
i do that all the time ... but it is really cool!
JakeTobak6 years ago
I used to do this all the time with my Mountain Dew, but now I just drink it T_T