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Why doesn't any water come out of a bottle if it was covered with cheese cloth at the top?


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September 18, 2007 9:32PM
In order for the water to get out of the bottle, it must be replaced by something. That something, in the ordinary world, is air. The cheesecloth causes the water to spread over the top of the bottle effectively blocking the air from entering, and in doing so, blocking itself from exiting.

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