As always, it’s a beautiful day in Max’s world, where the butterflies are bigger, the colors are brighter, the flowers are more fragrant, the birds sing sweeter, the piping hot bacon sandwiches come with a sumptuous schmear of HP Sauce, and the beer runs plentiful and cold.

I don’t know how I got there, but I just ran across an amazing concept. Supposing you wanted to make a one-way valve to control the flow of water. Think about it for a moment. I’m sure you could envision several different ways to achieve this goal. OK — how about a one-way valve with no moving parts? That’s a little trickier, isn’t it?

The reason I’m waffling on about this here is that I just ran across this awesome video of something called a Tesla valve, which was invented by the great man himself.

I must admit that I’m extremely impressed by this video, which was created by Sabin Mathew at Lesics (Learn Engineering Through Physics). I love the explanations and the 3D graphics. What scares me is that Sabin has a huge YouTube Channel that’s jam-packed with videos of this ilk. There’s so much interesting stuff to learn, but so little time to learn it all.

What say you? Were you already familiar with the Tesla valve concept, or is this as new to you as it was to me?