May the Centripetal Force be With You – The Spill Not provides the ultimate solution for carrying cups of hot coffee and other beverages for long distances without ever having to worry about spilling them again. A simple hanging saucer consisting of a base and loop handle, the Spill Not is not only incredibly effective, but fun to use. With the Spill Not, the liquid in the cups does not spill or slosh in the cup, and the cup doesn’t slide when carried or swung around. This is because the loop handle is very flexible and cannot deliver a lateral acceleration to the cup, which is usually what makes beverages spill from an open container not tipped.
(Please Note: the ‘Elements of Genius’ mug in the photo is not included, but is also available for separate purchase.) The fundamental concepts of Newtonian physics explain why this amazing tray can be used to carry and swing a full open cup of coffee (or any liquid) with no spills! Durable yet elegant hanging tray for a single open beverage that can be swung all around with an incredibly small risk of spilling. Amazingly effective!
The cool physics is that the liquid does not spill or slosh in the cup and the cup does not tend to slide on the Spill Not as it is carried, even if it is swung all around. Why not? The answer is that the loop handle (let’s think of it as a ‘thread’) is very flexible and cannot deliver a lateral acceleration to the cup, which is what usually makes liquid spill from an open container that is not tipped. Warning – If bumped, spillage may occur. Not for use with liquids that are hot enough to scald. Not recommended for moving vehicles. Not for children under 3 years of age.