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Impossible bottles

[Aug. 30, 2012]

We've all seen the ships in a bottle. They are "Impossible Bottles" - stuff that cannot possibly fit through the neck of a bottle - but somehow do. I'll be putting some of my own work here as I complete it, as well as links and pictures from other builders.

However. The one thing I WON'T be putting up is "How To" instructions. What I will tell you is that if you want to know how it's done, the first step is NOT to try and figure out how I would do it, but to figure out how YOU would do it. There are usually several ways to do any of these bottles, but some of those ways are too difficult to be practical, and some ways can just plain ol' be improved upon.

I will also say that some of the things you guess may make perfect sense - until you try them. That is to say, you probably won't be able to figure out how these are done UNTIL you actually try it yourself.

That said, check back occasionally and see what's been added. And whether you want to try to make your own Impossible Bottle or just look, thanks for your interest, and by all means, Enjoy.

block in a bottle image

This is one of my favorites. A large wooden block in a bottle, bolted to a stick that protrudes from the neck of a maple syrup bottle. The only one to ever guess how it was done from start to finish was my brother. Go figure.

bolt in a bottle image

Here is one whose popularity I totally misjudged. It's quite simple - that is, a nut and bolt through a stick protruding from the neck of a bottle. Perhaps it is this simplicity that makes it relateable? Or maybe it's the power of Coke.

cards in a bottle image

This is the first of a series that I plan using playing cards.

More to come...!

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