Cannonball in mercury

What happens when you drop a cannon ball in a bath of mercury? :)

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+26 1. Cloe commented 7 years ago

i understand the physics behind it, but still mind blown. 8-)
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+17 2. TesticleTom commented 7 years ago

Interesting video, but I can't help wondering just how much extremely poisonous mercury vapour is floating around above that tub, and this guy is breathing it all in. :|
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+6 3. sidewinder commented 7 years ago

Mercury has very high surface tension.
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+15 4. zoidberg-returns commented 7 years ago

#2: Do not worry. He is wearing glasses. I'm more worried that he's not wearing a helmet.
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+6 5. cameramaster commented 7 years ago

Well....that's answered a question that has been plaguing me for years!
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+8 6. nomaddaf commented 7 years ago

"the experiment is portable. it's portable because mercury can't be short"???? What did he say???
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+3 7. Dmitry commented 7 years ago

I wonder how long you can play in that mercury pool before you inhale a lethal dose.
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+4 8. kaloudji commented 7 years ago

Do you think we could walk on mercury then ? ;)
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+1 10. smi commented 7 years ago

Everyone knows cannonball is light as a feather, that's why it floats. :(|)
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+2 11. Tehrasha commented 7 years ago

#8 Well, you definitely wouldnt sink, but walking on it would be difficult.

http://www.theodoregray.com/periodictable/Images/MercuryMiner.JPG
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+2 12. MindTrick commented 7 years ago

#2
thats why the video is so short, they all died
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+3 13. Iamweasel commented 7 years ago

#2 If it is sufficiently cooled , there is next to no vapor .