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This Video of Bullets Hitting 'Unbreakable' Prince Rupert's Drops Will Blow Your Mind

Source: sciencealert.com
Date: 22 April, 2020

For those of you who aren't familiar with the Prince Rupert's drop, this weird, scientific enigma is a seemingly simple glass object created by dripping molten glass into very cold water.

That process creates all kinds of crazy physical properties, which we'll go into later, but the end result is a teardrop-shaped piece of glass that's practically unbreakable at its bulbous 'drop' end, but will shatter from the slightest pressure at the elongated tail end.

Physicists have been obsessed with these 'unbreakable' glass drops since the 1600s. But what happens if you shoot one with a bullet?

https://www.sciencealert.com/this-h...able-prince-ruperts-drops-will-blow-your-mind
 

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This Video of Bullets Hitting 'Unbreakable' Prince Rupert's Drops Will Blow Your Mind

Source: sciencealert.com
Date: 22 April, 2020

For those of you who aren't familiar with the Prince Rupert's drop, this weird, scientific enigma is a seemingly simple glass object created by dripping molten glass into very cold water.

That process creates all kinds of crazy physical properties, which we'll go into later, but the end result is a teardrop-shaped piece of glass that's practically unbreakable at its bulbous 'drop' end, but will shatter from the slightest pressure at the elongated tail end.

Physicists have been obsessed with these 'unbreakable' glass drops since the 1600s. But what happens if you shoot one with a bullet?

https://www.sciencealert.com/this-h...able-prince-ruperts-drops-will-blow-your-mind
I reckon, I'm not a scientician or nothing, that these Rupert Dropsies, could prolly kill covid19.
 

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If you are getting nostalgic for times when we had fun, there is this series on Youtube, A Brief History of Fun.

"Curated," as we might say today, by Matthew Sweet - one of the less cringe-worthy presenters - it comes from just 13 years ago but already looks very old. Sweet looks at the places we used to go: cinemas, swimming-pools, coffee-shops, dance-halls, shopping-precincts and their histories.

He sneaks in a few jaw-dropping double-entendres along the way - this is the author of "The Other Victorians," after all!

The shopping-precinct episode does presage things to come: successive shots depict shouty people already superglued to their mobiles. :(
 
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They don't appear to have. But Typhoo have been in touch with the boy.
 

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This website simulates speech by showing you how it works. Turns your sound up. There's minutes of fun to be had trying to make it say something sensible.

https://dood.al/pinktrombone/
christ after a nightshift I wanted to punch someone. Who needs death metal when someone going "ARGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH" is far more irritating, (under your skin), irritating.
 
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