Pythagoras of Samos Fri 21 Dec 2018 at 11:44:45 Fascinating Science: Pythagoras of Samos Greedy Cup
Fascinating Science: Pythagoras of Samos Greedy Cup
Description A Pythagorean cup is a practical joke device in a form of a drinking cup,
credited to Pythagoras of Samos.
When it is filled beyond a certain point,
a siphoning effect causes the cup to drain its entire contents through the base.
Published on Aug 20, 2015
Designed by Pythagoras to prevent a wine drinker from over-imbibing.
Pythagoras lived between 570-495 BC and is said
to have used the cup with his students during meals in which wine would be served.
Pour too much and the immodest drinker gets all their wine in their lap!