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legs

English name (legs, also tears for tears) for the phenomenon of the swinging of the wine glass on the inner wall resulting Church window; look there.

Name (also legs, little legs, windows, tears) for the liquid formations on the inner wall of a wine glass, which can form with the circular pivoting of the glass (can). By pivoting creates a more or less high, vertically arranged liquid film (wine). At the top, the film begins to thicken and contracts into viscous, tear-like drops. These then flow back down to the liquid level. Decisive for the phenomenon with the wine is the mixture of water and alcohol but would work for any other mixture of two liquids with different boiling points. With pure water or pure alcohol alone it would therefore not occur. The tears and stained glass windows are visible in the shadow on the right (see arrow).

Church windows - two wine glasses with church windows

Liquids are held together by the attraction of their molecules, the...

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