November 12, 2005 11:13 PM Subscribe
Can anyone explain why these wine glasses
broke for what appeared to be no reason at all?
posted by retro88 to food & drink (16 answers total)
A few weeks ago, a couple I know living in an apartment had a very strange occurrence one night. They were sitting in their living room when they heard what sounded like an ice cube cracking if dropped in a glass of water. In the kitchen they found two wine glasses that had been drying upside down on a towel from the night before, but when they picked them up, the rims on both of the wine glasses had been perfectly cut and separated. The cuts were clean enough to drink out of again. (See attached picture, sorry only one, the other one broke when showing a friend.) They showed me both wine glasses and they both had a fracture in the almost identical place. Being an engineer I instantly tried to come up with a logical explanation, (thermo-expansion, manufacturing flaw. Etc) but nothing really panned out. This is where I get stumped; things like this can happen, but not usually in pairs. The two wine glasses were different types (one wide bowl for reds and the other a narrow bowl for whites) and two different brands (bought at different stores). They were drying from the night before, towel and glasses were dry and no unusual temperature issues. This is a couple however, that has had a few strange things (ghost like things) happen to them. Things like lights/radios turning on and off for no explained reason, “cold” areas in a well heated room, etc. I do not want to disprove that this could be yet more handy work of a poltergeist, but more interested in if there are any ideas of how they could have cracked?