Fun With Teabag / Bar Trick




Hello there!
This is my first one so please...
Here i will show you how to make a simple rocket-like thing using teabag and matches.

Things you will neeed:
A teabag.
Fire source

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Step 1: 1)

First take everything out of teabag and open it up like in this picture.
Remove the metal thing that connects both sides.
Make it like a tunnel or cylinder.
Don't brake anything.

Step 2: 3) End

Put the raped teabag vertical,
light the TOP OF IT!
If everything went well it should go straight up.

hope you liked it. Its good to show this to some friends when your bored, or at the bar or somewhere similar.

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    12 years ago on Step 2

    These are the special teabags, in europe only. Latviešiem ir viss pieejams :)

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    Reply 10 years ago on Step 2

    thats y they didn't work so well with mine

     you waste about 3 times as much as you need to, you only need about 3 inches of the paper, if you cut it in 2 segments maby 3, you could repeat this trick 3 times insted of once.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Nice instructable although I think in future you should leave out the word "rape" when describing things. Aside from it being insensitive for no good reason it is also inaccurate since you really "gutted" the teabag unless you left out a step.

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    12 years ago

    The description about this trick is a bit incorrect. Temperature difference in the room makes no difference to whether the teabag flies or not. The common reason that prevents successful flight is ventilation. This trick is essentially a _very_ stripped down hot air balloon. 1. The fire heats the air above the teabag. 2. Hot air is lighter than cold air. 3. A column of hot air moving upwards develops above the teabag. 4. The air current provides lift. 5. As soon as the teabag is light enough (i.e. it has burnt down) the air current lifts it up. If there are other strong air currents in the room (from ventilation or air conditioning) the column will be disrupted and the teabag will not take off.

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I learned the physics part at school and I read the explanation somewhere in the Internet. I figured out that the explanation seemed credible and it fit within the laws of physics. So I decided that I could pass the information on as knowledge.


    11 years ago on Step 2

    hey! where did u get the music of that song? i only could find the track with eminem n music

    It's also good to ask the people around you to give you notes to put under the teabag before you light, and then watch their faces as they think you will burn their money. Of course you give it back to them afterwards.