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You Will Need
- 4 Four wooden matches
- 1 A wide-mouth glass bottle that holds at least 20 ounces
- 1 A peeled, hard-boiled egg
Light some matches
Strike four matches at once. Be careful not to burn your fingers (or anything else).
Drop in matches
Drop the lit matches into an empty glass bottle. Don't worry—the flames will extinguish themselves inside.
Set the egg
Before the matches extinguish, set the narrower end of the egg on the mouth of the bottle so that it covers the opening completely.
Watch it go
Watch as the air-pressure variation you've created inside the bottle magically sucks the egg right in. Now take a bow!