When Did Water Bottle Flipping Start?

The water bottle flipping trend began in 2016, and it became popular on YouTube.

Several YouTubers upload videos of themselves flipping water bottles to appear that the bottle “floats” instead of falling over. In reality, as shown in a video from the TV show Mythbusters, this effect is created by shaping the upper lip of the person’s hand which flips the bottle upwards to make it seem as if you are defying gravity. This creates a momentary cushion for those watching at home between when a person releases their grip and when it falls back down causing them to believe that they saw something magical happen – but it’s all just an illusion.

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