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Cigarette Bar Bet (Posted on 2003-10-15) Difficulty: 5 of 5
A cigarette is standing vertically on its butt. You cannot touch it with any object(solids, liquids or gases). That goes for the foundation also. How can you make it drop? Asking another person to do it does not count.

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Well, the fact that (1) this is a cigarette, (2) it was specifically pointed out that it is standing on its butt, and (3) the question was worded "How can you make it DROP" instead of "fall over" for example, here is my guess:

Get out your handy dandy magnifying glass, hope there is enough sunlight available, and use it burn the tip of the cigarette. Then the end of it will "drop" as it burns down.

I don't think you can just light a match or a lighter and hold it near the end of the cigarette because then you are using the warm gas to heat it up.

Photons aren't exactly a solid, liquid or gas, right? I think this is a possible solution.

Later!
  Posted by nikki on 2003-10-15 09:48:02
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