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The Amazing Purple Drinking Bird

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Experience Wonder with The Amazing Purple Drinking Bird!

Prepare to be captivated by the perpetual motion of our Classic Drinking Bird! Once it starts, this delightful bird won't cease its mesmerizing dipping action. But this isn't just a novelty; it's a fascinating dive into the world of thermodynamics. Have you ever wondered about the science behind this perpetual-motion marvel? The secret lies in a mesmerizing chain reaction triggered by changes in temperature. As the bird continuously dips in and out of a glass of water, it demonstrates the principles of energy, vapor pressure, condensation, evaporation, and the unique properties of liquids like methylene chloride. This seemingly simple toy becomes an engaging lesson in balance and center of gravity, making it a perfect addition to your S.T.E.A.M. education arsenal.

Unravel the Science Behind the Magic

Our Amazing Purple Drinking Bird is more than just a nostalgic throwback; it's a captivating demonstration of thermodynamics disguised as a delightful bird. When the bird's head is moistened with water, it ingeniously tips over, appearing to drink from the cup in front of it. This magical motion is a result of evaporating water cooling the head, and reducing the gas pressure inside. As a result, the liquid inside the bird rises from its tail to its head, causing the bird to tip and seemingly drink. But here's the beauty of it: as the bird dunks, the liquid flows back to its tail, setting the process in motion again. It's like a small, brilliantly designed thermodynamic engine that only requires water, making science indeed come to life.

Engaging Education for All Ages

The Amazing Purple Drinking Bird isn't just a toy; it's a gateway to understanding the wonders of science. It's a crowd-pleaser that offers hours of science entertainment for curious minds of all ages. Whether you're a young learner or an adult enthusiast, this fascinating toy will ignite your curiosity and spark conversations about the marvels of thermodynamics.


  • Perpetual motion toy demonstrating thermodynamic principles
  • Captivating dipping action powered by changes in temperature
  • Teaches concepts of energy, vapor pressure, condensation, evaporation, and liquid properties
  • Made with a body of durable glass for a touch of nostalgia and lasting appeal
  • Engages learners of all ages, encouraging exploration and understanding of thermodynamics
  • Includes a learning guide with key scientific terms for enhanced educational experience
  • Amazes and inspires, making it a perfect addition to any science enthusiast's collection

Embrace the magic of science with The Amazing Purple Drinking Bird. Witness the wonder of perpetual motion, explore the fascinating world of thermodynamics, and let your curiosity take flight. This remarkable toy isn't just a bird; it's an educational journey waiting to unfold. Get ready to be amazed, entertained, and enlightened – The Amazing Purple Drinking Bird is here to enchant you!

Disclaimer: There is no such thing as perpetual motion. The motion will only occur as long as there is water in the glass for the bird to dip in. Once the water is gone, the movement will stop.

14 +
Approx. Ship Size:
8.90 x 4.10 x 2.70 inches
22.61cm x 10.41cm x 6.86cm
0 lb 5 oz
0.12 kg

Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Contains chemicals which may be harmful if misused. Read cautions on individual containers carefully. Not to be used by children except under ADULT SUPERVISION.

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