mercury. giving physics a hard time since like forever.. This animation is flawed. If you look closely, when the mercury falls to the table it loses mass.
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giving physics a hard time since like forever

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User avatar #15 - probro (08/21/2012) [-]
the traffic cone is correct. it's a bubble of mercury, mercury is liquid at room temp. the bubble was cut in half forming two half bubbles because mercury is viscous. they then popped naturally and turned into puddles. that's science bitch, know your ****
User avatar #16 to #15 - probro (08/21/2012) [-]
it would have to be -40 degrees F if it was to be a solid, if you don't know what BS you're peddling, google it
User avatar #1 - hadrian (08/20/2012) [-]
This animation is flawed. If you look closely, when the mercury falls to the table it loses mass.
User avatar #7 to #1 - themrsnowman (08/20/2012) [-]
is that scott pilgrim as your avatar
User avatar #8 to #7 - hadrian (08/20/2012) [-]
yep it sure is
#9 to #8 - themrsnowman (08/20/2012) [-]
I ******* love those comics!
User avatar #3 to #1 - ajina (08/20/2012) [-]
i agree with this, but if i were to debate, i would say: maybe the rounded edges make the mass seem more when it is a sphere and when it liquefies there is some thickness to it. but after watching it for for like a minute now, yea the pool should be bigger or hella thicker -_-
User avatar #2 to #1 - FroshWeek (08/20/2012) [-]
That might have to do with its high density and viscocity
User avatar #4 to #2 - hadrian (08/20/2012) [-]
No, the hemisphere drops straight through the table surface. The volume of the mercury would require double the surface area on the table than is shown.
User avatar #5 to #4 - FroshWeek (08/20/2012) [-]
True. I'd love to hear an answer to whether this is real or not, and if it's real, then what property makes it so
User avatar #6 to #5 - hadrian (08/20/2012) [-]
It's a computer animation, but of course mercury is real and is liquid at room temperature. I'm pretty sure I remember seeing it from middle school technology class (which btw was back in 1996-1999 for me)
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