A magician around here, in San Diego, has some of the most ineresting magic props I've seen. Most of his magic career was on cruise ships. He has an exact number for how many times he's been through the Panama Canal....so amazing I can't recall.
He showed me a very interesting effect that used a coke bottle... an 8 oz'er. He pushed it through a colored cylinder, and it turned into a giant silk (yes, it was silk: rice)
I've seen this trick...however it was with a larger liter Coke bottle.
Of course, the bottle is plastic and hollow.
The version I've seen for sale nowadays...the large liter one....looks strange. Coke isn't sold in large quantities of that size (There's a great soda shop in LA that does, though!)....
Where could I get this version with the "regular" 8 oz type. My friend bought his in Eurpose decades ago.
Yellow Submarines have much better gas mileage.