Dropping a Cannonball into a Tub Full of Mercury

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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By Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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Continuing our “what happens when you drop stuff into stuff?” series is this short video segment from the BBC.  As with dropping a magnet through a copper pipe, many of you probably know what to expect, here. But it’s nonetheless cool to see.  Mercury is so beautiful; such a shame it’s also so toxic.

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