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#233 - cometfire
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(05/31/2012) [-]
I'm afraid this is fake.   
First, for mercury to be in a solid state, it requires it to be very very cold.    
Second, when mercury is cold, it shrinks like a dick in an ice tray.   
Third, for it to rapidly melt into a puddle, it would have had to have gotten hot very fast.   
Fourth, the puddles would have blobbled outward like an Amoeba, and have expanded to cover much more surface area, or shatter into beads.   
   
Sorry but I really had to get that out. I'm a tad obsessed with physics.
I'm afraid this is fake.
First, for mercury to be in a solid state, it requires it to be very very cold.
Second, when mercury is cold, it shrinks like a dick in an ice tray.
Third, for it to rapidly melt into a puddle, it would have had to have gotten hot very fast.
Fourth, the puddles would have blobbled outward like an Amoeba, and have expanded to cover much more surface area, or shatter into beads.

Sorry but I really had to get that out. I'm a tad obsessed with physics.
#257 to #233 - bronybox
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(06/01/2012) [-]
It's very easily possible to reach the −38.8°C freezing point. Nature creates temperatures lower than this (Such as antarctica, or even the Russian Winter), it shouldn't be hard to recreate in a lab. And you're right, it would shrink.

Aside from that, everything you said was pretty much correct.
#252 to #233 - regaesnhoj
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(05/31/2012) [-]
You're right from that perspective but you can also tell it's fake by looking at the description: If I am not mistake it is pretty hard to get your hands on mercury. Furthermore it was made (as the description states) by CollegeHumour which is renowned for making things up like this for entertainment.
#254 to #252 - cometfire
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(06/01/2012) [-]
Actually it's not hard at all. At least not here. The ground here is rich with mercury.
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#239 to #233 - anon
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(05/31/2012) [-]
I agree, it's fake. It looks like a 3d model/render.
#238 to #233 - anon
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(05/31/2012) [-]
I'm not disagreeing it's fake but you don't think it's possible the reason it melted so fast is because it was cold and they took it out so it heated up rapidly.
#245 to #238 - grimcrimson
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(05/31/2012) [-]
yes fake.. but if what you say could be true what could they sliced it with? they would have to use a super sonic blade or anything that is faster than the speed of light and gravity and it would have to be sharp enough to cut it without attracting particles (which i believe would have to be faster and stronger than its surface tension). which in this time of our world i feel is impossible.

but anyway..
#251 to #245 - cometfire
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(05/31/2012) [-]
You could actually split something like that with a concentrated "blade" of radiation or even static electricity. But that's getting into Science Theory. The compilation of cool stuff we were promised in the 70's and still don't have.
#253 to #251 - grimcrimson
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(05/31/2012) [-]
**grimcrimson rolled a random image posted in comment #231 at Kingdom Hearts FTW **

"which in this time of our world i feel is impossible" ;D
#244 to #238 - cometfire
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(05/31/2012) [-]
For it to have gone from self standing, roll, then blorp into puddles, it would have first had to be in a solid like state. Mercury is, for lack of a better term, a ****** up metal. It melts slowly, acts like a solid liquid, and heavy as the hulks left ass cheek.

For it to have been self standing at a size beyond that of a small pea, it would have had to be cold. When mercury falls, it moves violently and shatters.

Lets say it actually was that size, though. It would not have turned into puddles. It would have split into two smaller beads. It had to be of much larger mass to become puddles.