Prep your hardware - the two glasses and tomato and call someone over.
You’ve been taught not to play with your food, but sometimes that’s exactly what’s required to solve a puzzle. Try this out with a cherry tomato, a wine glass and a smaller regular glass.
Without touching this tomato, can you transfer it into one of the glasses without holding any glass sideways and without ever touching the tomato?
Give them time to figure it out. It might involve them trying to awkwardly roll the tomato into the glass.
Let me reveal a more elegant solution.
Place the wine glass upside down over the tomato. Start to rotate the glass in a circular motion, until the tomato starts to spin inside the lip of the glass.
While the tomato is spinning, it can’t fall down. Place it over the other glass and stop rotating.
The tomato will fall into the smaller glass.
- You say tomato, I say tomato… in a glass.
- If you spin it fast enough, you get a delicious tomato smoothie.
- Cocktails anyone?
Try a small ball or some type of fruit. What other objects could replace the tomato? Get creative with alternative options to spin in the glass.
Is this your spinning class?
Is a tomato really a fruit?
Can you mix a Martini like that?
- When you want to get people spinning.
- When you want to make people curious.
- When you want to get people involved.
- The breakfast table
- The office canteen
- Team building events
- Socializing at the pub
- Cocktail parties
- A wine glass, a regular drinking glass and a cherry tomato
- Find a flat surface and place the glasses down next to the cherry tomato and start the spin cycle.
- You should be spinning in no time.
- Don’t break the glasses.
Do It Yourself (DIY)
a cherry tomato, a wine glass and a regular drinking glass
glasses can be found around any normal house and office – the cherry tomato is your call
if you don’t eat the tomato you can keep doing this for a while
time to impact time to impact
pretty much there and then
size of audience size of audience
one-on-one or a small group
possible health risk possible health risk
you could make a few heads spin
reusable how many times you can use it
once or twice
training needed training needed
practice this a couple of times and you will be a spin doctor