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    Post of the day. Especially like the footnote that it is atmospheric pressure that starts it off, but the pressures soon equalize.
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    I think atmospheric pressure does more than start it off - You need atmospheric pressure to prevent the a portion of fluid from the highest point of the siphon simply parting from the rest and falling out.

    I doubt if van der Waals forces are enough to hold the fluid together.

    So the pedant may be wrong, or not entirely correct, himself.

    (or maybe I'm wrong)

    edit: Oops - As this is a thread about pedants I felt obliged to add a comma after the word "correct"
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