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Can You Solve This Riddle?

A waiter walks up to a customer and asks if he’d like to order. The man only asks for a glass of water, a lemon wedge, and a match.

When the waiter returns with these items, the customer begins a series of actions that lead to a head-scratching riddle only the most ingenious of waiters could solve.

Whether by dumb luck or if you paid great attention in high school science classes, this is one riddle you’ll have to try for yourself after solving (or giving up!)

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Here’s what you have to solve…

The Riddle

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A customer at a restaurant orders a glass of water, a lemon wedge, and a match. When the waiter brings him the items, he pours the water onto his plate and says to the waiter, “If you can get this water back into the glass without touching or moving the plate, I’ll give you $100.”

Would you be able to solve the riddle and win the money?

Keep reading to watch a video explanation or see the solution below!

The Explanation

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Don’t worry, if you’re still working on the riddle, we won’t give the solution away just yet!

We will, however, give you a big hint! The answer comes down to something you probably learned about in high school science class.

The key to solving the riddle and getting the water back into the glass is by creating a vacuum.

Any idea how to do it yet? Watch the video below to watch others try and solve the riddle, or click through to see the solution!