Gallium spoon melting

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+24 1. PaterSin commented 10 years ago

He could have kept it in his hand it would have melted as well would have looked better I think^^
for any one who doesn't know it melts at around 30°C
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+21 2. LQoQK commented 10 years ago

now where the hell I can get me some Gallium
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+53 3. TarasFromLviv commented 10 years ago

Fluid within a fluid = Fluidception.
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+9 4. gringo commented 10 years ago

Now who's gonna drink that? :(|)
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+8 5. irishgek commented 10 years ago

Now thats an office prank of the future if i ever seen one! Trick spoons
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+9 6. phi281 commented 10 years ago

That would definitely confuse my housemates at tea o'clock!
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+26 7. 4string86 commented 10 years ago

there is no spoon Neo
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+6 8. blackd commented 10 years ago

Gallium has melting point of 29.76 °C that 85.57 °F
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+6 9. closecut commented 10 years ago

Anyone else struggling to see the practicality of a spoon that melts at 29 degrees? how do you make a brew? :S
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+5 10. tim420 commented 10 years ago

0:49 he just wanted to get his fingers wet ;) >:)
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+2 11. sbrucecaboose commented 10 years ago

#1 "Gallium is associated with a relatively low toxicity, but should be handled with care until more health data has been accumulated."

chemistry.about.com
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+3 12. hedosean commented 10 years ago

what hapens when you take back out of the water into a 72 degree F room?
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-1 13. Commodore commented 10 years ago

Nope i will not stick my finger in there! :(
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+2 14. RandurSource commented 10 years ago

#10 yeah, he starts with one finger and then slid in two fingers so gently
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+1 15. Baboon commented 10 years ago

# yo dawg I herd you liek fluids so we put a fluid in your fluid so you can melt while you melt
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+4 16. OnetimeX commented 10 years ago

Yeah but what you don't see is him off camera rolling around on the floor with 2 melted fingers, he just managed to press stop (with his thumb ;)) before the screams of agony >:) >:) >:)
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+5 17. loadrunner commented 10 years ago

omg, the (evil) Terminator was made of gallium.
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+4 18. kekke2000 commented 10 years ago

#17 There are no evil Terminators, it's just robots programmed by Skynet. The robot will just do what they are programmed to do.

"Jesus, you were gonna kill that guy."
"Of course; I'm a terminator."
...
"He'll live."
...
"Is it dead?"
"Terminated."

Love those movies! :)
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+3 19. Wynadorn commented 10 years ago

#12
You could just boil the water till there is nothing left.
The Gallium has a boiling point of 2478K so its well over the 373K witch is required to make water boil.
After that you're left with ~100°C Gallium witch you can then let cool down.
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-3 20. GJJACKSON1968 commented 10 years ago

Why did it melt the spoon but not the glass (or his finger?)
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0 21. Tareim (admin) commented 10 years ago

#20 it is just water in there nothing special
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-2 22. Sebastien commented 10 years ago

If you're interested in chemistry and the periodic table you should check The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean
(http://www.amazon.com/Disappearing-Spoon-Madness-Periodic-Elements/dp/0316051632) Great stories about the discovery of elements and the history of the periodic table.