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May 21, 2003 6:49 AM   Subscribe

GardeningFilter! James Dyson's Wrong Garden - water going uphill in a perpetual-motional Escher-like fashion; how is it done...?
posted by klaatu (9 comments total)
posted by angry modem at 8:50 AM on May 21, 2003

posted by agregoli at 8:57 AM on May 21, 2003

posted by bhayes82 at 9:36 AM on May 21, 2003

ok, my folks have been making me watch the coverage of this since it started, and to be fair i have been enjoying it (a little) despite myself. Anyhoo, i saw the gardner explain it somewhat the night before last - apparently the effect is achieved by pumping the water slightly uphill, and as the water flows back down air bubbles are sent in, and as they rise they create the illusion of water flowing uphill. The actual waterfall part of each section is created by there not being one piece of vertical glass, but two very close together, and the water is pumped up between these.

Or else its magic, who knows.
posted by kev23f at 10:23 AM on May 21, 2003

oh i am such a dickhead, its all explained in the link. I'll crawl away now....
posted by kev23f at 10:24 AM on May 21, 2003

That's just cool. I want to be that creative.
posted by Yossarian at 10:37 AM on May 21, 2003

Very cool. My parents would love this.
posted by Ufez Jones at 11:37 AM on May 21, 2003

Oooh. I want one.
posted by widdershins at 2:14 PM on May 21, 2003

I want one, too, but I want one of Dyson's vacuums first.
posted by samuelad at 3:02 PM on May 21, 2003

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