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Old 08-22-2016, 09:07 PM
Martian Bigfoot Martian Bigfoot is offline
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Originally Posted by Zach29 View Post
There are videos you can find showing people running across the surface of a pool filled with water and cornstarch. If they simply try to walk across, they sink and it behaves as a liquid.
This has nothing to do with the water and everything to do with the cornstarch.

Non-Newtonian fluid.

This is a fluid that changes its viscosity when the forces on it change. Smack it, and it gets hard.


Sorry, that sounded dirty.