Why Doesn't This Fountain Obey the Laws of Science?

By Andrew Liszewski on at

You don’t even need the most basic of science lessons to know that water flows wherever gravity pulls it. But somehow when poured onto Arthur Carabott’s intriguing fountain, it instead sticks to impossibly perfect straight paths and corners on its way down.

Is it made from some extraterrestrial material science hasn’t classified yet? Nope, just a strategic use of ultrahydrophobic coating on laser-cut acrylic sheets to direct where the water is able to flow. A clever trick, and a neat effect. [YouTube via Dezeen]