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(Gizmodo)   Prince Rupert's Drops are explosively awesome (w/video)   ( gizmodo.com) divider line
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2013-03-26 01:55:25 PM  
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Or just paste the original YT link without the Gizmodo turd wrapping: Mystery of Prince Rupert's Drop at 130,000 fps - Smarter Every Day 86
2013-03-25 09:42:24 AM  
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2013-03-25 04:34:19 AM  
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Intelligent_Donkey: He must be a wizard  Lizard

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2013-03-25 02:14:23 AM  
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The GIS for "exploding Prince Albert" wasn't nearly as horrifying as I thought it would be. You've let me down, Saint Gorgor.
2013-03-25 01:52:25 AM  
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HotWingAgenda: That covered everything except for how it can be broken in the first place.  What's the deal with the failure point?  How far back on the tail does it have to be?

Presumably if you get back far enough the molten glass didn't have the thickness to create the chamber effect.  That would be my guess.
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