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(io9)   This 100-lb blob of magnetic putty is the most awesome thing you'll see all day   (space.io9.com) divider line 21
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2014-05-23 01:39:12 PM  
Sounds like an easy way to stop Wolverine. Just have the blob absorb him, he'll never get it off.
 
2014-05-23 03:07:08 PM  
WANT.
 
2014-05-23 03:07:36 PM  
Quick, lock it in the walk-in cooler before it kills us all!
 
2014-05-23 03:12:50 PM  
Ian McKellen smiles.
 
2014-05-23 03:27:10 PM  
"Paging Dr. Rodney McKay"
 
2014-05-23 03:38:06 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Sounds like an easy way to stop Wolverine. Just have the blob absorb him, he'll never get it off.


Unless I'm mistaken the putty isn't actually magnetic. It's just has iron in it so it responds to magnetic fields. Covering Wolverine with putty would probably be about as effective as covering you with putty.
 
2014-05-23 03:43:12 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: scottydoesntknow: Sounds like an easy way to stop Wolverine. Just have the blob absorb him, he'll never get it off.

Unless I'm mistaken the putty isn't actually magnetic. It's just has iron in it so it responds to magnetic fields. Covering Wolverine with putty would probably be about as effective as covering you with putty.


Leave his fetish out of this....
 
2014-05-23 04:12:36 PM  
Years ago, I  designing a camp for  Burning Man (sadly never executed)  that was an hommage to HP Lovecraft.   The centerpiece of the camp was going to be a large circular "stone" pool ringed by torches containing about 100 gal of this stuff (well similar stuff, more along the viscosity of "gak" if you remember that toy)   Above the pool we were going to rig a suspension harness with big electromagnets built in   and then nightly, with the help of a trapeeze artist friend of mine we were going to stage "human sacrifices" where we all came out in hooded robes chanting in a made up tongue aa was strapped her into the harness, and lowered to to the pool, and then turned the magnets on so tendrils of the substance would seem to be reaching up out of the waters, entwining, and"dragging" her into the pool  eventually covering her.
 
2014-05-23 04:14:19 PM  
That's the best pipe the guy could find?  Weak.
 
2014-05-23 04:31:18 PM  
I saw a naked girl today...not sure putty, even magnetic putty, is quite as awesome as boobs.
 
2014-05-23 04:58:40 PM  

Magorn: Years ago, I  designing a camp for  Burning Man (sadly never executed)  that was an hommage to HP Lovecraft.   The centerpiece of the camp was going to be a large circular "stone" pool ringed by torches containing about 100 gal of this stuff (well similar stuff, more along the viscosity of "gak" if you remember that toy)   Above the pool we were going to rig a suspension harness with big electromagnets built in   and then nightly, with the help of a trapeeze artist friend of mine we were going to stage "human sacrifices" where we all came out in hooded robes chanting in a made up tongue aa was strapped her into the harness, and lowered to to the pool, and then turned the magnets on so tendrils of the substance would seem to be reaching up out of the waters, entwining, and"dragging" her into the pool  eventually covering her.


Can I have the name of your drug dealer?
 
2014-05-23 05:33:35 PM  

RatMaster999: I saw a naked girl today...not sure putty, even magnetic putty, is quite as awesome as boobs.


You're posting on Fark. On the Geek tab. Nobody believes you saw a naked girl today. Or ever.
 
2014-05-23 05:47:04 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Sounds like an easy way to stop Wolverine. Just have the blob absorb him, he'll never get it off.


While adamantium is a ferromagnetic metal -- as demonstrated countless times by Magneto -- it does not create a magnet field that persists, and thus wouldn't attract the putty anymore than a piece of wood.

Perhaps Wolverine could be permanently magnetized by heating his skeleton above the Curie temperature (~1500F, ouch) and placing him in a strong magnetic field while it cooled.
 
2014-05-23 05:47:06 PM  

Cybernetic: RatMaster999: I saw a naked girl today...not sure putty, even magnetic putty, is quite as awesome as boobs.

You're posting on Fark. On the Geek tab. Nobody believes you saw a naked girl today. Or ever.


Note that he did not specify that he saw her IRL. Now I'm not one to investigate such things, but I hear tell that they've started to put nekkid women on the internet.
 
2014-05-23 05:51:40 PM  

Cybernetic: RatMaster999: I saw a naked girl today...not sure putty, even magnetic putty, is quite as awesome as boobs.

You're posting on Fark. On the Geek tab. Nobody believes you saw a naked girl today. Or ever.


To be fair, his mom may have not had clothes on when she came down to the basement to do the wash.
 
2014-05-23 05:53:52 PM  
Barry and LeVon, where did you get 100 pounds of magnetic putty?
 
2014-05-23 06:11:44 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-23 06:53:19 PM  
Huh. It's that thing that killed Tasha Yar.
 
2014-05-23 07:02:26 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Sounds like an easy way to stop Wolverine. Just have the blob absorb him, he'll never get it off.


NO ONE DEFEATS THE BLOB
 
2014-05-23 07:46:32 PM  

s.mlkshk.com

Now I know what you're thinkin'
Where did you get 100 pounds of magnetic putty?"

 
2014-05-24 01:33:11 AM  

Arachnophobe: Barry and LeVon, where did you get 100 pounds of magnetic putty?


Aaaaaahhhhhh Yeeeeeaaaahhhh
 
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