Some performers use the lota effect as a comedy adjunct to their acts. After performing an experiment, performer goes over to table and picks up lota, then empties. He proceeds with another effect and then empties lota again. He continues to do this several times between effects with excellent comedy results.
Edwin Brush, the well-known magician, works the lota effect by pouring six glasses of water from it. He pours the six glasses back and finds that this time the lota is filled to overflowing. It appears that he has produced much more water than the lota originally held. In pouring water back into lota, it is necessary to keep air hole covered with thumb so that water will not go into secret compartment readily and thus overflowing effect can be produced. Also if you desire to keep water in tube, fill lota speedily and water will not have much time to get into inner compartment. If hole in tube is too large, plug it with magician's wax.
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