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Somebody doesn't like the French......
Here's a kind of cool one with liquid nitrogen.
Following some of the "Related Videos" links led me to people walking on
custard. I'd never heard of "non-Newtonian fluids" before.
Not really custard. The most affordable such fluid is cornstarch
based. I've run into people who grew up playing with such stuff,
calling it "oobleck". They had cooler parents than mine.
Oh yeah, that's wonderful stuff. A big messy, though.
I once brought it in to a meeting at Procter and Gamble talking about
new ideas for diaper technology. The idea was that you'd have the
diapers full of some substance kinda like cornstarch, and the poop
would turn into this weird substance that, when you put pressure on
it, suddenly solidifies and can be peeled off or manipulated. It
wasn't totally clear to me why that was something desirable except
that it vaguely seemed like maybe it would mean the poop wouldn't
stick to the kid's bottom and would come off clean as a whistle. Or
something like that.
It was fun seeing these high-level execs&G playing with oobleck on
the conference room table.
For another exercise, I had them all put on a Depends, and wear it for
an hour, to try to identify what "comfort" might mean for a baby. We
learned, among other things, that ventilation was a definite issue.
I did NOT make them pee into the Depends. We had to draw the line
M C Hamster "Big Wheel Keep on Turning" -- Creedence Clearwater Revival