Introduction: Support a Bottle With Just a Sheet of Paper

Turn a flimsy 6g piece of paper into a heavy weight that will support more than 170 times its own weight. Just change its shape with a few folds and you'll be amazed how you can amaze your less science savvy friends.


kontrastas (author)2008-01-04

Does it work without a cd case? It seems that it helps to divide the weight of the wine bottle.

knaven (author)kontrastas2008-01-04

I tried first it without the CD case and the paper held up the bottle fine, a flat base helps to spread the load across the paper ridges. I also used a beer mat between the bottle and paper and that worked well.

kontrastas (author)knaven2008-01-05

Ah, k, thanks.

theRIAA (author)2008-01-03

the CD case overlaps the bridge! the paper is useless!

ac1D (author)theRIAA2008-01-03

i agree! remove the paper amd you will have the same result!

knaven (author)ac1D2008-01-04

As mentioned above I initially experimented with a beer mat between the bottle and paper which did not span the gap and the paper held. I eventually used the CD case purely because it seemed more "visible" in the video.

GorillazMiko (author)2008-01-03

That's awesome! Great video, that was cool how it held the CD case and the bottle..

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