Sunday, June 22, 2008

Prince Ruperts Drops

Popular Science Article

Geeky post alert!

Prince Rupert Drops are glass cooled quickly in cold water. The outside cools first and builds up stress in the glass due to the inside cooling after the outside.

Whats cool? Break the tail of the glass drop, and the whole thing EXPLODES!

Follow the link for 90 sec. video.

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