Best/creepiest oobleck experiment (video)

by JGordon on Dec. 20th, 2010

Heyo, Buzzketeers!

Anyone have some cornstarch and water (to make the non-Newtonian fluid oobleck), a cookie sheet, and a subwoofer? I've never seen oobleck used like this before, and I want someone besides me to try it out. (I'm just too lazy. Also, they don't let me have cornstarch here anymore.)

Check it out:

PS—Non-Newtonian fluids behave like a liquid and a solid, depending on how they're treated. If you apply pressure to them slowly, they just ooze around like mud. But if you apply pressure to them quickly, the particles in the liquid lock together, and the mass of fluid becomes hard.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Thor's picture
Thor says:

This makes me think of being in downtown Minneapolis at bar closing time.

posted on Mon, 12/20/2010 - 3:48pm

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