The one-bowl Mongolian restaurant technique
A friend and I were admiring the engineering feats accomplished by diners at the local Mongolian restaurant which charges by the bowl - one bowl is five and a half dollars, no matter how little (or how much) you fit in the bowl.
Here you see a simple stacking technique - others used sticks of zucchini to make palisade retaining walls which could be filled more stably than the system illustrated here. The cook, who looked like he hated his job, was indifferent to the machinations.
Ah, the wonder of cell phone cameras!
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