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2012-07-16 09:59:58 AM  
That was very, very cool.

I learned something today!
 
2012-07-16 01:00:30 PM  
Was sure I'd find the words "non-Newtonian fluid" somewhere in that article.
 
2012-07-16 01:02:42 PM  
www.islandcrisis.net

MAGIC, biatch!
 
2012-07-16 01:09:33 PM  
I remember making this stuff in like... 4th grade.

Science!
 
2012-07-16 01:15:41 PM  
Link

4 years ago - old news
 
2012-07-16 01:15:57 PM  
Best troll comment ever at the bottom of that article.
 
2012-07-16 01:16:45 PM  

Stantz: Link

4 years ago - old news


Do you assholes that point out that things are old news get a dollar every time you point it out or something? If not, why bother?
 
2012-07-16 01:33:16 PM  
I shot my oobleck
 
2012-07-16 01:37:51 PM  
Didn't mythbusters do this?
 
2012-07-16 01:49:23 PM  

Zotfripper: I shot my oobleck


That would actually make for an interesting experiment. I might have to shoot some.
 
2012-07-16 01:55:22 PM  
www.contactmusic.com

Do you believe in me now?

/na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na
 
2012-07-16 01:58:48 PM  
"it knows it needs to become hard,"

/*cough*
 
2012-07-16 02:06:11 PM  
 
2012-07-16 02:27:28 PM  
Could you imagine falling into a pool of this, it would be a horrible way to go.
 
2012-07-16 02:30:05 PM  
Cornstarch and water...not news, and not walking on water any more than walking on a wet rock. But "science" journalists need something to write about I suppose.
 
2012-07-16 02:39:56 PM  
Cornstarch? In Canada we just wait until winter to walk on water.
 
2012-07-16 02:50:18 PM  

LeroyBourne: Could you imagine falling into a pool of this, it would be a horrible way to go.


I don't think so. You'd easily float in it.
 
2012-07-16 03:01:49 PM  

dennysgod: [www.contactmusic.com image 480x360]

Do you believe in me now?

/na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na


"Walk on Water" , a 1988 song by Eddie Money

Might as well add these to the list....

Walk on Water (band), a Swedish contemporary Christian music band
Walk on Water (Jerry Harrison album), a 1990 album by Jerry Harrison
Walk on Water (Katrina and the Waves album), a 1997 album by Katrina and the Waves
Walk on Water (UFO album), a 1995 album by UFO
"Walk on Water" (Aerosmith song), a 1994 song by Aerosmith, featured on the Big Ones album
"Walk on Water" (Basshunter song), a 2009 song by Basshunter
"Walk on Water" (Ozzy Osbourne song), a 1996 song by Ozzy Osbourne
"Jesus Walking on the Water", a song by the Violent Femmes
"Walk on Water", a 2000 song by Milk Inc.
 
2012-07-16 03:10:04 PM  

dittybopper: LeroyBourne: Could you imagine falling into a pool of this, it would be a horrible way to go.

I don't think so. You'd easily float in it.


At first, then you'd sink unless you were flawing your body constantly, otherwise a limb would sink and grab hold until it had you.
 
2012-07-16 03:10:19 PM  

coinspinner: Was sure I'd find the words "non-Newtonian fluid" somewhere in that article.


Me too.
 
2012-07-16 03:13:23 PM  
I know this is probably a suggestion one might get ridiculed for (ie me), but... What if The Hulk struck the mixture?

I would imagine that the energy from the impact would ripple through the suspension and destroy the container. But an interesting "thought experiment".
 
2012-07-16 03:56:47 PM  

manimal2878: Stantz: Link

4 years ago - old news

Do you assholes that point out that things are old news get a dollar every time you point it out or something? If not, why bother?


Did you get a dollar for this post. If not, why bother?

FLUBBER!
 
2012-07-16 04:36:41 PM  

Stantz: Link

4 years ago - old news


Yeah, but these guys did a better job explaining it. I didn't think they were trying to introduce many people to a new concept. In fact they said "We know we can do this, but not why. So we studied it and here's why."
 
Bf+
2012-07-16 04:55:25 PM  
Great/cheap pothole filler, I'd think.
 
2012-07-16 05:47:02 PM  

grokca: Cornstarch? In Canada we just wait until winter to walk on water.


isn't that 2/3 of the year in some parts of the country?
 
2012-07-16 06:20:02 PM  
It's GUK. I used to work in a toy store that sold it for $5 dollars a box until Moms figured out it was cornstarch with some food coloring.
 
2012-07-16 07:06:24 PM  
img171.imageshack.us
 
2012-07-16 08:01:06 PM  

miltonbabbitt: dennysgod: [www.contactmusic.com image 480x360]

Do you believe in me now?

/na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na

"Walk on Water" , a 1988 song by Eddie Money

Might as well add these to the list....

Walk on Water (band), a Swedish contemporary Christian music band
Walk on Water (Jerry Harrison album), a 1990 album by Jerry Harrison
Walk on Water (Katrina and the Waves album), a 1997 album by Katrina and the Waves
Walk on Water (UFO album), a 1995 album by UFO
"Walk on Water" (Aerosmith song), a 1994 song by Aerosmith, featured on the Big Ones album
"Walk on Water" (Basshunter song), a 2009 song by Basshunter
"Walk on Water" (Ozzy Osbourne song), a 1996 song by Ozzy Osbourne
"Jesus Walking on the Water", a song by the Violent Femmes
"Walk on Water", a 2000 song by Milk Inc.



Wow, no idea there were so many "Walk on Water" songs.
 
2012-07-16 08:17:59 PM  
If you place a platform an inch below the surface to run on, and keep your camera and lighting angles correct, you can achieve the effect of walking across actual water, instead of cornstarch and water.
 
2012-07-16 08:21:48 PM  
Mix in some elmer's glue and borax. Enjoy!
 
2012-07-16 08:26:47 PM  
For everyone saying "old news", the point is that the explanation is new, not the existence of the phenomenon.

This research was just published in Nature, which is why it's getting attention.
 
2012-07-16 09:07:36 PM  

LeroyBourne: dittybopper: LeroyBourne: Could you imagine falling into a pool of this, it would be a horrible way to go.

I don't think so. You'd easily float in it.

At first, then you'd sink unless you were flawing your body constantly, otherwise a limb would sink and grab hold until it had you.


I don't think so. You would be less dense than the fluid, so you'd float pretty well, especially if you were on your back.
 
2012-07-17 01:21:10 AM  

LeroyBourne: dittybopper: LeroyBourne: Could you imagine falling into a pool of this, it would be a horrible way to go.

I don't think so. You'd easily float in it.

At first, then you'd sink unless you were flawing your body constantly, otherwise a limb would sink and grab hold until it had you.


basementrejects.com
 
2012-07-17 01:26:35 AM  

dittybopper: LeroyBourne: dittybopper: LeroyBourne: Could you imagine falling into a pool of this, it would be a horrible way to go.

I don't think so. You'd easily float in it.

At first, then you'd sink unless you were flawing your body constantly, otherwise a limb would sink and grab hold until it had you.

I don't think so. You would be less dense than the fluid, so you'd float pretty well, especially if you were on your back.


With a lung full of air, you can't even sink in water. I personally bob with my nose at the waterline.
Getting out of cornstarch and water would probably be a lot like pulling yourself out of a mud hole. You just aren't going to sink far enough into it to drown, but you sure could get good and stuck.
 
2012-07-17 10:32:49 AM  

LeroyBourne: Could you imagine falling into on a pool of this, it would be a horrible way to go.


FTFY: when your body would strike the surface, that surface would be as hard as a rock. What happens after that is a moot point.
 
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