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May 6, 2016 AT 7:11 am

Must Watch: Ethyl Alcohol ‘Whoosh Bottle’

I’ve seen ‘whoosh bottle’ experiments before but never quite like this. Whether it’s the shape and contour of the glass bottle he used or the grade of ethanol (or a combination of the two), or something else, this is one of the best ‘whoosh’ demos out there. Watch:


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2 Comments

  1. Anthony Cunningham

    I wonder if lighting it at the top rather than dropping a match in has something to do with the smooth burn down the inside of the jug.

  2. That’s a good observation – I didn’t think of that. I wonder why scientists who demo this prefer matches to stem lighters – because this technique looks so cool!

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