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  Cup of Confucius

 

Vietnam

The Cup of Confucius (fig.) is the Asian version of a Tantalus Cup and can only hold liquid if it is partially full. It works on the principle of communicating vessels and has a hidden syphon. When filled to the top, the liquid will spill out of the bottom of the cup, hence it is also known as Greedy Cup.