1G20.21 - Cartesian Diver Drop

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Cartesian Diver Drop
Cartesian Diver, Catch Box with Foam Insert.

Squeeze the Cartesian diver bottle so the the diver sinks to the bottom.  Drop the bottle so that it lands into the catch box.  Note that during freefall, the diver stays at the bottom of the bottle.  

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