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  1. I’ve seen this posted here a few times. Always bothered me the triangle isn’t also transparent. Doubters could look at this as a magic trick.

  2. So I feel like I should know this, but I can’t remember. It’s obvious how wide the rectangles full of liquid should be, but how did they know what heights they should have to make this work?

  3. It’s neat, but all it really proves is the existence of a single case for which the theorem holds. I don’t see why it’s at all intuitive from this that it holds for *all* right angled triangles.

  4. How accurate is this? Presumably the 3rd dimension of the reservoirs implies a^3 + b^3 = c^3 ?
    Something about Fermat’s last theorem? I could be totally wrong here…

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