It’s called the Magic Tap
It’s at Aqualand in Cadiz
Can you figure out how it works? Don’t spoil it for yourself by googling it 🙂
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The trick is from where the tap is mounted…. It is mounted with a pipe (dia less than the water flow shown) the pipe pumps the water into the tap and from the same side again the water comes out forming a bigger flow (which is a illusion) the flowing water covers the pipe…..
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A pipe runs through the water and water also runs through the pipe 🙂
a pipe must be set up from bottom into the tap mouth and water flows from that pipe downwards giving a illusion.
there is a similar one in Ahmedabad…secret is the water… :):):)
jai gurudev bawa…i think i figured out its working..its basically an arrangement having a vertical transparent pipe with a diameter less than that of the mouth of the tap..the motor(hidden somewhere) pumps up the water and then it gets out through the upper opening of the pipe which is just near the opening of the tap giving it an illusion..is that right..?or are there any hidden meanings to this..? 🙂
Yes Ofcourse Bawa/….
the water that we see which is pouring from the tap is actuallyone way flow…the pipe is Camouflaged because of the extremely high flow rate of the water.water goes up thru the pipe and there is an opening inside the tap…wat say !!!!
works from hollow and empty space?? 🙂I think water is pumped up through pipe that runs inside the flow.. the same is blocked & redirected downwards giving it an illusion like appearance?
read the comments .. i had to say a similar thing .. 🙂
also .. the tap seems to be hanging .. but is actually an extention of the pipe itself .. and is supported by the pipe or a adjacent rod ..
There are 2 questions. 1. How is it supported? 2. How is the water supplied? I think so the key is the tap outlet. Now the water which we see flowing is very wide. So something can be hidden within it and it can be barely noticeable since the water is always flowing. A high yield steel tube supports the tapform (imagine a lamp post). It also performs the function of a pipe. A pump forces water at the base of the fountain into the pipe so that it released at the top with pressure. A perforated steelplate hidden at the base of the tap helps water spread in all direction and gives it the volume also. After I wrote this I checked the 5 comments listed. Everyone has written the same thing.
hi..in banglore thrs a new filmcity whic has been inaugrated recntly….evn thr u will find d same TAP at ripleys believe or not section….
Another pipe smaller in diameter to the main pipe must be there which gets hidden due to the downward flow of water. that hidden pipe actually pumps the water from the pool and the same water comes out of the main pipe.. creating an illusion as in the picture which you have displayed!
Ohk.. that was just a guess.. I really dont know the exact mechanism.. May be I am right because the answers above mine are kinda similar.. 😛
hehehe That was fun!..
Jai Gurudeva! 🙂
What you pump in is what flows out..tap is an illusion..is it the fountain of love bawa? 🙂
googling it? May be we would scour it 😛
same answer as above! But i still dont really get the “pipe” thingy
simple logic!! and how dumb of me i realised it only after reading the previous comments..
yup!figured it out.you open the tap and the water flows.
why would i google that 🙂
the inlet and the outlet of water are the same; the tap is upheld by the pipe which supplies it with water 🙂cool thing this one 🙂Jai Gurudeva 🙂
the stream of water is not hollow and empty but hidden in it is the source and support of its existence.inlet and outlet of water is the same.yahi baat hai na Bawa ;DJai Gurudeva 🙂
For all the intelligence in me (even “Scouring”), I could not figure it out. But reading the comments alone masde me go “O-Ho …”… you should have probely hidden the comments till everyone had answered.
is there some pipe that holds that pipe from the water flowing end?Just guessing…don’t blame me for my non-science background..
hehe…i guess everyone pretty much figured it out ….yeah clever lil illusion dis one…but pretty easy to understand…
couldn figure it out and googled it. Hee hee
wow…it beautiful…..an amazing idea…..
There is rod from openning of tap to bottom.
This was there in SURAT Bawa ………….. the city of Shivratri Magic
bau same is there in ahmedabad (Nr,Law Garden),It’s just a pipe…
yahoo! Got it! without googling or reading the comments! wow, nice idea! 🙂Bau, more such “illusions” and puzzles please!
ya i hav seen d same thing in Maharashtra wen d tap was out of water
There is similar one in Bhuj (Kutch) also.
This is brilliant… I loved the creativity.
For all the smart ones baove who figured it out , COLUD IF HAVE ONE LIKE THIS IN MUMBAI TOO ???
I think its pretty simple 🙂 a transparent pipe goes up fromt he flow of the water support the whole system and then the water gush out with such a force that it cover the whole diameter as well as the supporting pipe carrying the water in 🙂 wat do u say bawa 🙂jai gurudev
BAWA,u can find this type of tap in Ahmedabad at LAW GARDEN circle.
Catching up with old blogs, after returning from native.
Yes I too saw it at Ahmedabad. And if I am not wrong, I saw it at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bangalore also.
Its very ingenious and quite simple:) The flowing water conceals a comparatively thinner transparent pipe within through which water flows up, theres one in the ripley’s museum in thailand as well:)
the water tub isn’t overflowing. also there is no arrangement to regularly collect overflowing water.water is shown with sufficient force here.
there couldnt be a sink, because the tub is just filled to the brim and, maintaining that same level of water would then be difficult.
this is testimony enough that the popular answer here is correct.
though there are other possibilities, but those have low probability.
1) no real water is actually there, this is just an illusively made structure.
2) camera and display combination is used for the illusive see through effect.
Good one.. The magic will reveal itself in a few years from now, unless we save water.
I guess this is a statue with the flowing water being the pillar
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