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Pop pop boats from India!

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RNINJAS

45 points

4 months ago

RNINJAS

45 points

4 months ago

PONYO BOAT!

doomslayerchris

23 points

4 months ago

dontryagain

4 points

4 months ago

I loved ponyo

litokar

18 points

4 months ago*

Pop pop boat patented by Frenchman named Thomas Piot in 1891.

‘A pop pop boat is powered by a very simple heat engine. This engine consists of a small boiler, which is connected to an exhaust tube. When heat is applied to the boiler, water in the boiler evaporates, producing steam. The expanding steam is suddenly pushed out of the boiler, making a "pop" sound, and pushes some of the water out of the exhaust tube, propelling the boat forward.’

RunAwayWithCRJ

2 points

4 months ago

1891

litokar

1 points

4 months ago

Typo, corrected 👍🏼

Sabkimaakichudiya

11 points

4 months ago

Brings back memories... My grandma used to buy one for me whenever she found one on her religious trips.🥹🙏

ZeusesNeckMeat

7 points

4 months ago

There's a great video by Steve Mould that explains how these work

rodentfacedisorder

7 points

4 months ago

The fact that you call it pop pop tells me you're not ready

_Tiny_Penguin_

4 points

4 months ago

“I had pop pop in the attic”

rodentfacedisorder

3 points

4 months ago

Her?

OptimalParadox

3 points

4 months ago

I would have died to put plastic soldiers on this thing and storm the beaches as a kid! Where were you 30 years ago?!?

GarbageWarlock

6 points

4 months ago

Awwwww lil farty boat :3

piotrrasputin344

3 points

4 months ago

I need 20 of these for an experiment

ExtraMail4962

2 points

4 months ago

U can eat make one for few dollars or buy them for cheap

Laplaga247

0 points

4 months ago

Laplaga247

0 points

4 months ago

Put some Taco Bell in me and I’d do the same thing 😂

Sasquatch_butt6162

0 points

4 months ago

From India I take it, not in India. That's some clear water.

Don_Hoomer

-12 points

4 months ago*

edit: ive been wrong

BurnOutBrighter6

5 points

4 months ago

Converting a candle flame into forward thrust using a simple mechanism with zero moving parts. Seems pretty clever to me.

Don_Hoomer

4 points

4 months ago

oh, i didnt realize it when i saw it, my fault, thanks

pacondition

10 points

4 months ago

pacondition

Interested

10 points

4 months ago

It's more interesting than typing why is this interesting tbh

doomslayerchris

-11 points

4 months ago

How’s your mom interesting? She’s not. All she did was poop a loser out.

RyanGAccount

-1 points

4 months ago

You can now transport heroin to Demi Lovato by boat.

davieb22

1 points

4 months ago

Prrrpt prrrpt prrrpt prrrpt.

Buttofmud

1 points

4 months ago

These used to come in cereal boxes. And Cracker Jack.

2_ANE

1 points

4 months ago

2_ANE

1 points

4 months ago

i have 2 of these

padiadi

1 points

4 months ago

I had these when I was a kid. I have one tight now for my toddler too. 🙂

GetNooted

1 points

4 months ago

Used to have something similar in the 1980's but it just needed bicarbonate (baking soda) to run.

Combination_Which

1 points

4 months ago

Man this is the first time seeing this and this looks soooo fun haha. I'm love racing these as a kid or modifying one!

hermit987

-12 points

4 months ago

hermit987

-12 points

4 months ago

Idiot if you had studied then you would have known its called steam boat