- The SpillNot claims to let you carry around open beverages without spilling a drop.
- Backed by physics that we didn’t quite understand, we learned that with the SpillNot, you can even twirl your drink in a full 360-degree spin.
- We test it out by swinging our drinks around, twirling our drinks 360 degrees, and racing around the room with them.
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The following is a transcript of the video:
Medha: So we’re testing out the SpillNot, which claims to help you walk around with an open beverage without spilling it.
Jake: I’m Jake.
Medha: I’m Medha, and we’re testing out inventions to see if they live up to expectations.
Jake: We’re here to answer the biggest question.
Medha: It’s cool.
Jake: But does it really work? So I am known to be that guy that spills drinks because I’m clumsy, I got a lot going on in my head, so this could be a big deal.
Medha: Yeah, it’s definitely different. So let’s see how it works through these videos.
Jake: Oh, my dude, no.
Medha: He had too much coffee.
Jake: Oh, look at that. It’s not spilling.
Medha: Wait, that’s actually pretty cool.
Jake: This is so great. It’s like when you go to the tailgate and you wanna do big windmills with your drink. It won’t fall.
Medha: Yeah, is that even possible?
Jake: This is the perfect thing for something I never knew I wanted to do, like competitive drink twirling.
Medha: That looks like fun. I feel like I would have done that as a kid in the backyard.
Jake: Honestly think this thing will work really well. I was thinking ahead, and I made you some nice chai tea. But you can’t drink it unless it survives the spin test. If it’s on the ground, you can’t drink it.
Medha: You don’t know me.
Jake: You’re gonna be on the ground with a straw, just slurping up the results of your failed experiment. All right, Medha, let’s have some tea. Tea time, tea time, everyone, gather round. It’s tea time. Grab your crumpets.
Jake: Whoa, huh! All right, so far, so good. Oh, you’re just going for it. But you know how water would be going up on either side? Look at this. It’s, like, not sloshing at all. The water doesn’t move.
Medha: Whoop, whoop! Whoa, this is like magic.
Medha: Stop, stop it!
Medha: Oh, my God! Now you’re just trying to make trouble.
Jake: Let’s pretend we’re at the clubs right now. We got our cool drinks at the club. We’re just sittin’ here like, “Oh, hey! ‘Sup friends at the club? We just got our drinks. They ain’t spillin’ anywhere. Oh, oh!” – Pretty good! It works pretty friggin’ good. But we haven’t yet done the full windmill that we saw in that commercial earlier. That’s the big test.
Medha: I am so excited to try the windmill.
Jake: Three, two, I’m really nervous.
Medha: I’m so scared.
Jake: There she goes.
Jake: Here I go. You ready? Three-sixty, all the way around. Nice!
Medha: The fear is still there! And it worked.
Jake: Wanna do a race?
Medha: Yes! Three, two, one! Oh, God!
Jake: This is not gonna end well! Huh, huh! Science! Whoo!
Medha: I won! I won!
Jake: That was the scariest race I’ve ever run. You did a good job.
Medha: We did it.
Jake: Now I’m parched.
Medha: Me too.
Medha: We have the inventor of the product, Josh, who has sent us a video about how his product works.
Josh: The reason why people usually spill drinks while walking is that they apply a lateral force to the cup, which pushes on the liquid and causes the liquid to slosh up and over the side. But the SpillNot has a very flexible handle, it has no shear strength, and that means that if I apply a lateral force to the handle, it can’t be translated to the side of the cup. Instead, everything swings together. Gravity acts equally on the tray and the cup and the liquid.
Jake: That was some physics, forces acting on forces, with the slope, and then there’s Isaac Newton over here waving at you. Like, very confusing stuff, but I think I get what he’s saying.
Medha: It really did work, and we saw with our own eyes, and we had so many people that saw it, and were shocked that it worked, and it’s amazing because we could do a race. We could spin. We were dancing a bit, and it didn’t spill.
Jake: Everyone was asking, “When would you actually use this?”
Medha: So I think that this is definitely a product that I would get if you’re really clumsy or if you just have a hard time holding a cup of any liquid whatsoever. Don’t have to worry about it spilling. It’s amazing.
Jake: It’s essentially giving you a third hand.
Medha: Literally, it’s like another limb that you have.
Jake: Was this invention a total disaster?
Medha: Or a huge success?
Jake: Or somewhere between?
Medha: Let us know in the comments.
Jake: Bah, bah.
Medha: Bah, ah, ah.
Jake: All right, we’re so good. Gotta get our energy going.
Director: And, action.
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