Stuff You Didn’t Know Existed

Posted on July 16, 2009. Filed under: Mommy Moments, Web World | Tags: , , |

Don’t ask me how I came across this link – extreme boredom maybe?? Regardless, even my inner geekiness had never seen some of this stuff so I thought I would share.

Warning – I’m guessing the site “Cracked.com” is run by 20-something boys who still think swearing for swearing sake is funny. (Ok – some of it is!). But if you can get passed that, it is some pretty interesting stuff. If you don’t want to, google the following and see what you get:

ferrofluids1. Ferrofluids:  a liquid containing iron that reacts to a magnetic field.    Check out this video at You Tube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpBxCnHU8Ao

stardust-aerogel

2. Aerogel: a manufactured material with the lowest density of any known solid.  Check out this video at You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHnen2nSmDY

The article has other things like transparent aluminum and carbon nanotubes, but I thought the above were the coolest.

http://www.cracked.com/article_17476_7-man-made-substances-that-laugh-in-face-physics.html

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