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Water Flows Uphill Because Science Has Won Yet Again With Leidenfrost Effect

17/03/2014 12:05 GMT | Updated 17/03/2014 12:59 GMT

There are some fundamental truths to the world - the Earth goes round the Sun, summer follows spring and water can't flow uphill.

Only it can.

A phenomenon known as the Leidenfrost effect allows water to float above a very hot surface by resting on a layer of vapour.

A team of scientists have take advantage of this to explore what can be achieved with simply water, heat and some grooved metal blocks.

Have a look at the video and make sure you watch to the end to see what the end result was...