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Posted on | June 23, 2008 | Comments Off

You may have already seen one of these videos, since they’ve been viewed online quite a bit over the past week. If not, here is one version:

While this is a cool video to watch, it’s actually a hoax. According to an article here, this is just not possible.

The clever parlor trick (see embedded clip) looks amazing enough, but there’s a hitch: It’s not physically possible, according to University of Virginia physics professor Louis Bloomfield.

“[The videos] are cute,” said Bloomfield in a phone conversation Monday. “But that’s never gonna happen.”

You can also check the snoopes page for another explanation.

Sorry to disappoint you, but at least it’s fun to watch.

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