Be it in cooking or an experiment, when transferring liquid from one container to another using a funnel should you:
(a) pour it all straight into the funnel, filling it up and waiting for the liquid to drain through
(b) pour it such that the end of the funnel is still always filled but the volume of 'blocking' liquid in the funnel is small - so you pour it slowly
Does one of the above options achieve a faster rate flow of liquid through the funnel? I'm thinking bernoulli's principle is going to come into this? Intuitively the blocking liquid in (a) is going to increase the pressure at the bottom of the funnel and hence 'force' more liquid through...