FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
How can I get a copy of your book?
The second edition of my book has been released since November 2014. This new edition has significant improvements in graphics and is available at Lulu, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many other sources. If you would like an eBook, you can buy the Kindle version at Amazon, Nook at Barnes & Noble Nook, ePub at Lulu, or iBooks at Apple iBookStore.
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What is an Impossible Bottle?
Impossible Bottles are difficult to define, but let’s start with calling them an art form and intriguing hobby. There is also an artistic flair involved in placing objects inside a bottle. The items always seem too large to fit inside of the bottle in which they’re placed—for example, a deck of cards or a pack of cigarettes inside of a glass bottle with a narrow neck. It is important to understand that the immutable laws of physics apply to these creations. Everything goes into the bottle from the opening. The bottle is never cut and glued back together.
What is the magic trick to this? How do you get the objects inside the bottle?
There is no trick and this is by no means magic. This is simply an art and science that involves the 3 Ps. This is a Process that relies on the principles of Physics and requires a great deal of Patience.
I do not cut the bottle. I disassemble every object and insert each object inside the bottle. If there is any "trick" to this art form, it is only the sometimes elusive "how-to" knowledge to get the different objects inside the bottle. Anyone can cram stuff inside a bottle. The trick is to make it look like it wasn't just stuffed in there.
Are you the only one who makes Impossible Bottles?
No. There are dozens of people around the world that I know of who create and/or sell Impossible Bottles. Bottle designs vary, as do the prices.
What is the weirdest thing you have put inside the bottle?
Chris himself, I would say. He was working late one night and wasn't paying attention to what he was doing. You can check out some of the photos of cb InsidetheBottle.
Is this all you do for a living?
No. I am an IT manager at Penn State and sit in front of a computer all day every day. I enjoy doing something that is different from my day job!
Do you sell your bottles locally or via the internet?
Not really. I am not saying I wouldn't sell bottles, but that is not the focus of this website.
Comment: You must have a lot of spare time on your hands to come up with this stuff, make all these bottles, and run a Web site.
I have the same amount of spare time for hobbies and leisure activities that you have. I just spend my time differently.