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Subject: How is it possible to suck sphagetti?

Date: Thu Mar 30 10:59:13 2000
Posted by ryan
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Area of science: Physics
ID: 954435553.Ph

It seems impossible that sphagetti could be sucked because it is so limp, 
if you push on the end of a piece of sphagetti it does nothing.  How can a 
vacuum in my mouth cause air pressure to force the sphagetti into my mouth? 
 Or is that how it works at all?

[note added by MadSci Admin:  A previous answer,,
says that the air pressure pushes the spaghetti, but that
is exactly what the new questioner is puzzled about.  How
can air pressure push a limp spaghetti?]

Re: How is it possible to suck sphagetti?

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