description. Gallium Gallium is a silvery metal with atomic number 31. It’s used in semiconductors and LEDs, but the cool thing about it is its melting point, w description Gallium is a silvery metal with atomic number 31 It’s used in semiconductors and LEDs but the cool thing about it its melting point w
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description. Gallium Gallium is a silvery metal with atomic number 31. It’s used in semiconductors and LEDs, but the cool thing about it is its melting point, w

Gallium
Gallium is a silvery metal with atomic number 31. It’s used in semiconductors and LEDs, but the cool thing about it is its melting point, which is only about 85 degrees Fahrenheit. If you hold a solid gallium crystal in your hand, your body heat will cause it to slowly melt into a silvery metallic puddle. Pour it into a dish, and it freezes back into a solid.

While you probably shouldn’t lick your fingers after playing with it, gallium isn’t toxic and won’t make you crazy like mercury does. And if you get tired of it, you can melt it onto glass and make yourself a mirror.

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#16 - masterPlol
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(01/15/2013) [-]
85 Fahrenheit = ~29,4° Celsius

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#51 to #16 - amoussa
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(01/15/2013) [-]
in other words, room temperature
#35 to #16 - mtandy
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To anything.
#14 - felixjarl
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Actually gallium tea/coffee spoons are quite common as a joke. The heat from the beverage will dissolve the spoon and then it just to watch the reactions.
#80 to #14 - creepystalkerman
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(01/15/2013) [-]
melt, not dissolve.
#46 to #14 - atma
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(01/15/2013) [-]
Then you drink it, **** out liquid later which becomes solid as soon as it hits the toilet water.
#38 to #14 - twotwelve
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MFW they drink it and die
MFW they drink it and die
#42 to #38 - felixjarl
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#56 to #38 - someoneforamoment
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(01/15/2013) [-]
Only if you make it using a mercury alloy.
#36 - blablub
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Fahrenheit
#63 to #36 - anon
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(01/15/2013) [-]
funny thing is that while the so called "ignorant" americans know and can use both the europeans who call them ignorant can't use fahrenheit and complains about them using it...
#86 to #63 - Lightclaw
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(01/15/2013) [-]
...what?
#87 to #86 - anon
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(01/15/2013) [-]
missing punctuation... retard people won't be able to read it
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#84 to #36 - WolfRider
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(01/15/2013) [-]
about 30 celcius
#24 - shazmothree
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(01/15/2013) [-]
I like bismuth
#50 to #24 - angelusprimus
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(01/15/2013) [-]
That is gayest crystal ever!
And I don't mean that in a bad way.
They should totally carry it around on pride parades!
#5 - bombarded
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(01/15/2013) [-]
Nice.
#18 - pepemex
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#78 - dafogman
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#37 - azraelthemage
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(01/15/2013) [-]
I read Gallium as "Gollum". Well, that's enough Tolkein for one day.
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#54 - ofc
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MFW
#21 - noamk
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(01/15/2013) [-]
i am very dissappointed.
40 degrees celsius isn't even that hot of a day here in the summer.
i can never have my gallium fun, it shall always be a liquid in the presence of middle eastern sun.
god ******* damn it, internet, stop getting my hopes up.
#22 to #21 - nosurprise ONLINE
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(01/15/2013) [-]
85 degrees fahrenheit is 30 degrees celcius, and you must be living in a really hot place
#27 to #21 - oriolopocholo
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(01/15/2013) [-]
are you in like australia?
#28 to #27 - noamk
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(01/15/2013) [-]
i said "middle-eastern sun".
that should give you a pretty good idea of where i am.
#53 to #28 - someoneforamoment
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(01/15/2013) [-]
It's the same sun. There's only one sun.
#57 to #53 - noamk
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(01/15/2013) [-]
there are differant angles in which the sun hits the eart, correlating with your position relative to the equator.
the sun is still the same, but its power is not equal in all places.
#29 to #28 - oriolopocholo
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(01/15/2013) [-]
sorry, ts;dr
40º is crazy as ****
you must be staying indoors right? barcelonafag, here, 35º is a lot
#30 to #29 - noamk
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(01/15/2013) [-]
not really.
between june and september, it tends to be around 35-38 degrees in the day, and somewhere around 25 degrees at night, but that's because i live close enough to the beach so ocean breezes keep us pretty comfy, but the highest temperature ever recorded here was 56 degrees celsius, and when you get a bit farther away from the mediterranean, 40 degrees in the shade is nothing unusual.
but we don't stay indoors all the time, we go to the beach or the pool or where ever the **** we please, we're used to it i guess.
#32 to #21 - barehype
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(01/15/2013) [-]
Are you ******** me here in England people start moaning at about 25 degrees
#43 to #32 - noamk
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(01/15/2013) [-]
and here people see snow and flip their **** like it's the second coming.
seriously.
snow is a huge ******* deal for us.
if and when it snows, it feels like mother nature just sold us a 4 pound bag of crack.