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mccardey
07-23-2013, 02:29 PM
This (http://junkee.com/someone-invented-magic-and-it-is-freaking-us-out/14880) looks like fun

It's magic and also it keeps your clothes dry. So - how cool is that?

Note: it may be science. If it's science, I'm sorry. I thought it was just - yanno - magic.

alleycat
07-23-2013, 02:47 PM
I like the part at 1:00 where water doesn't stick to the pan. I have a lot of trouble with water sticking to all my pans. :-)

lastlittlebird
07-23-2013, 10:36 PM
Why did this make me feel like I was at the beginning of a science fiction story, where the narrator is saying something like "It seemed so harmless.. like it could never go wrong..."

Also, this stuff seems really cool (and harmless). I want some.

mccardey
07-24-2013, 01:43 AM
Why did this make me feel like I was at the beginning of a science fiction story, where the narrator is saying something like "It seemed so harmless.. like it could never go wrong..."

Also, this stuff seems really cool (and harmless). I want some.

See, that's what science does. You think you want some and then you end up glowing in the dark... ;)


ETA: Also, Science - where's my jetpack?

alleycat
07-24-2013, 01:48 AM
When they first discovered radium they thought it was great stuff. They put it in food and toothpaste.

"Want your teeth to be so white they glow? Use new Radimint 226!"

lastlittlebird
07-24-2013, 02:05 AM
Obviously we should be coating our teeth with this stuff. Who needs toothpaste if bacteria can't stick to the enamel?

Schilcote
07-24-2013, 04:16 AM
This isn't that new of a thing, actually. The physical principle, I mean. Putting it in a spray-can is seriously awesome.

EDIT:

The MSDS doesn't list anything terribly nasty; the most toxic thing in there has an LD50 of 5000 mg/kg; or in layman's terms, it takes 5 grams to a kilogram of body mass to have a fifty-fifty chance of killing a rat, and likely a similar amount for a human being. So if you weighed 50 kg it'd take 250 grams of the stuff to have even odds of killing you.

I can't help but remember that movie about the people who invented a spray that made dog crap disappear, but turned out to be poisonous. "Where does the poo go? We wanna know!"

JimmyB27
08-09-2013, 01:48 PM
I want to coat myself in this stuff and go for a walk in the rain.