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Oobleck at the speed of sound

I present several more oobleck links for the curious:

Cornstarch Monster 1

Cornstarch Monster 2

I've danced on oobleck, but didn't know that oobleck dances, too. You've just got to give it the right music -- Cornstarch Music.

For a more thorough, scientific look at oobleck's behavior, take a look at Cornstarch Coolness.

This needs just a little more water to match the Minicon oobleck in consistency.

I may have been the first, but I'm not the only one. Even scientists dance on oobleck. Well, one scientist, at least. Last month, Assoc. Prof. Marc Spiegelman danced in a bathtub full of cornstarch and water. He was demonstrating how rocks can behave as a liquid or a solid under different conditions at Columbia University Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory's annual Open House. That's how the YouTube summary describes it, anyway. My own dancing style is considerably different, even when oobleck is involved.

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nellorat
Nov. 18th, 2006 01:47 pm (UTC)
This is SO COOL that I even forgive the oobleck for not being green! Some of the reactions to sounds are positively Lovecraftian.
supergee
Nov. 18th, 2006 02:57 pm (UTC)
It's not just dancing. When you gaze into the oobleck the oobleck also gazes into you.
dinogrl
Nov. 18th, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC)
It's nice to know when I was teaching developmental (special ed) pre-school, that I was actually teaching Geology to the wee ones!

That, er, ROCKS!
(no pun actually intended)
huladavid
Nov. 19th, 2006 01:43 am (UTC)
Geez, that was pretty, freakin' weird. (I wonder if I can get it to perform for the camera...)
huladavid
Nov. 19th, 2006 01:47 am (UTC)
Excuse me, but I am stupid--I just SAW the stuff "performing for the camera"...

What I meant to say was that I wondered if I could somehow use this in a CSW sketch.

(Which reminds me, don't I still owe you a tape?_
gerisullivan
Nov. 19th, 2006 04:35 am (UTC)
Yes, I'd still love a tape...though I don't currently have a working VCR, so would have to watch it at a friend's house.
(Anonymous)
Nov. 19th, 2006 07:17 pm (UTC)
I can get in to ya on DVD as well. Would that work better?
huladavid
Nov. 19th, 2006 07:18 pm (UTC)
Aehhh dammit. I hate when I forget to log in...
gerisullivan
Nov. 19th, 2006 07:28 pm (UTC)
Yes...
...a DVD would be much more viewable. On both computers as well as my TV screen....

*Thanks!*

Drop a note to my email address (it's in my profile) if you need my snail mail address again.
huladavid
Nov. 19th, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Yes...
Coolness. I'll see if I can get teh complete run (5 half-hour episodes) for you.
gerisullivan
Nov. 20th, 2006 09:14 am (UTC)
Re: Yes...
Whoohoo! Thank you!

Five is so much better than one. For episodes of your show, anyway. Not so much for dead squirrels under the hood, which is the current status of my car and its heating system.

It's good to have the shows to look forward to.
huladavid
Nov. 20th, 2006 02:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Yes...
You might think differently after seeing me in the starring role of My Big Fat Greek Uncle...
jbru
Nov. 19th, 2006 08:41 am (UTC)
We have a whole raft of things to do with Someone Else's microwave. Now we have something to do with their stereo too!
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