bob asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 1 decade ago

How do they fit those little ships into those bottles???

it defies the logic of space...

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best answer

    Dont be silly, the bottle base is fixed on after!

  • Al
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    The ship in a bottle is a traditional type of impossible bottle. Other common objects used include matchboxes, decks of cards, tennis balls, racketballs, Rubik's cubes, padlocks, knots and scissors.

    In nearly every impossible bottle, the object inside has been carefully disassembled and reassembled inside the bottle. For example, to get a deck of cards inside a bottle, the empty box is first rolled up and inserted, followed by each card one at a time. Using some long forceps and other tools, everything can be put back together again and the result is something that looks impossible to one who does not know the secret. Also, objects may be inserted into a bottle whose neck is initially wide enough to accommodate them, and then with glass-blowing techniques the neck is made smaller than the objects.

    Source(s): wikipedia
  • lix
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    The mast and sails fold down so that they can be inserted into the bottle. They are attached to a string which trails out of the neck of the bottle and is pulled to put them in position. The string is then cut before the bottle is sealed. :)

  • 1 decade ago

    My uncle use to have on his desk a lead model of a spitfire in a light bulb. I know they took the end off and put it back on again because I saw it with the end off but the wings nearly touched the sides of the bulb. . I suppose they could have cast the wings separately and soldered them on inside the bulb then painted over the join. Even if they did it was still very clever

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  • 1 decade ago

    some people just put the ship in and then close the bottom, others have a little string to prop it up once they have it inside, and others actually BUILD it piece by piece inside the bottle...

  • mete
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    the construct them inside the ship piece by piece using tweezers :D

    jk they usually merge the bottom of the bottle after putting the ship inside

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They either use tweezers to literally build the ship inside the bottle or, for mass production, they seal the bottle halves around the ship after it is already built.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    as 4 the dont be silly idiot above the bottle is 1 piece they actually go in with there sales down then they raise them up whilst the ships inside ive seen it done

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    they hire people with tiny, long fingers -- actually it's really

    cool, they're put in the bottles and the lines on the rigging

    are pulled to raise the mast etc.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's obvious! these ships are built in "lilliput shipyards" a division of "Navships" , Norfolk, Va. there is a very small town just outside norfolk that suffered from the philidelphia experiment...these are very small folks that must earn a living. but bit is very hush-hush from "Buships"as it is considered s secret weapon, to fight terrorists. deck guns are 177 calibre having small nuke warheads (1Megaton)

  • 1 decade ago

    Each piece is smaller than the mouth of the bottle and they are inserted with long tweezers and glued one by one. The sail is raised at the end.

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