Monday, August 29, 2011

Question 764: Greed, for lack of a better word, is...stupid.

__X__ is a thingamajig.
This thingamajig is generally credited to, and named after ___Y___ who is believed to have come up with it in order to curb the greed of a certain set of workers and preventing it from, well, overflowing.

This funky invention consists of a column in the centre positioned directly over the stem and over the hole at the bottom of the stem. A small, open pipe runs from this hole almost to the top of the central column, where there is an open chamber. The chamber is connected by a second pipe to the bottom of the central column, where a hole in the column exposes the pipe to the contents of __X__.

It uses some fancy Pascal's Principle of Communicating Vessels and other less fancy siphon concepts to work and thus successfully defeats the greed of the evil greedy people who are so full of greed and thirst and stupidity and what not.

What? Explain how X works.