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Cannonball floats on mercury

I have no idea what the hell this guy is talking about, but he floats a god damn cannonball in a giant bath of very poisonous mercury.

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by dirtyrottensteve

submitted March 31st 2009

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comments (65)
Awesome! I want a vat of mercury so i can see what floats in it!
8 years ago
You can start with yourself.
8 years ago
You could start a whole new series of videos: "Will it float?"
8 years ago
Neat. By the look of this it might be difficult to
find something that sinks...
8 years ago
Gold, platinum...
8 years ago
^Gold higher than 14ct if you're thinking of trying it...
8 years ago
Osmium, Iridium. Bored of wiki, now.
8 years ago
oh ffs...dont ruin the fun
8 years ago
It's spinnin' nigga it's spinnin'!
8 years ago
*floatin'
8 years ago
i think derk was talking about what chris rock said in a stand up once before
8 years ago
Indeed I was venom
8 years ago
Too bad his foolishness didn't cause any of it to splash on his face.
8 years ago
I wished it had.
8 years ago
thats what i was thinking why the fuck did he just drop that in
8 years ago
Me too.
8 years ago
Maybe it doesn't splash...
8 years ago
What's a splash of mercury gonna do? Mercury's a cumulative toxin when ingested. It's not even a wetting agent so it would just run off his face without leaving a trace. Haven't you people ever played with mercury? You need to handle shit loads of it for years for the 'fumes' to start to affect you - perfectly safe for the occasional play.
8 years ago
i love phenomenon like that...
like a balloon filled with xenon
8 years ago
I wonder how much all that mercury weighs
8 years ago
Idk, Try to lift it up.
8 years ago
Well, mercury's density is about 13.5g/cc, so if we approximate the volume of the container at about 1 cubic meter, that corresponds to about 29,000 lbs. Pretty fucking heavy.
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(13.5g/cc)*(1000000cc/cubicmeter)
/(1000g/kg)*(2.2 lbs/kg)=29,700.
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Unless I've forgotten how to do math.
8 years ago
... die.
8 years ago
wow sandychu, that sounded really smart. but you'd really estimate that at 1 cubic meter?
8 years ago
probably not as deep as it appears..
8 years ago
That was awesome!
8 years ago
To equal 1 atmosphere of pressure you need to dive to 33 feet in water, the same pressure is achived in like 1 foot of mercury.
8 years ago
entire statement voided by use of the word 'like'
8 years ago
don't shit a shitter
8 years ago
That was pretty fucking cool.
Now all I need is a british scientist looking person, some mercury and a cannonball.
8 years ago
Too bad mercury is only toxic if it enters the bloodstream, and it isn't trans-dermal.
8 years ago
Mercury was once used in the hat kaing industry and prolonged use made workers mentally impaired , hence the term 'as mad as a hatter'.
Also the referrence to MadHatter in 'Alice in Wonderland' being quite insane.
8 years ago
*making
8 years ago
Mercury is trans-dermal, and can also be inhaled.
8 years ago
fact: mercury is also a mammal.
8 years ago
i have a two piece suit made entirely of mercury
8 years ago
the island of Fiji is 36% mercury
8 years ago
Mercury is used to separate gold from ore, or it was a while ago. Archaeologists exploring demolished central and south American cultures have entered normal looking rooms only to have the floor covered with a couple inches of Hg. The dirt and dust floats on top so it looks like a dirt floor. The wooden casks carrying the Hg have long rotted spilling their contents.
8 years ago
Mercury is also used to separate gold from whores,
or it was a while ago.
8 years ago
Good old BBC2 and its educational programs , you yanks might learn something if you watched more of this channel.
8 years ago
I agree, although avoid 'See Hear' - retard learning.
8 years ago
I watch BBC America but they just play old sit-coms and dramas. I watch discovery, science, TLC for educational shit. Some of my fav shows are on there.
8 years ago
If your gonna watch BBC America then you have to watch Top Gear, best show on TV.
8 years ago
i learned a lot from watching such educational bbc programs as look around you.....
8 years ago
I have heard that about Top Gear but never see it on. I just watch whatever I can find on at the time I feel like watching TV.
8 years ago
Got to admit, when I was living in the States, I thought BBC America was fairly shit - they don't air the programs they think Americans won't like but they were the best - Brainiac etc...
8 years ago
LMFAO Look around you is awesome.
They have it on Adult Swim here.
Best show around.
8 years ago
you and me was cool with the hamster and crow
8 years ago
they don't show braniac on bbc america? wtf braniac is awesome.
8 years ago
Pretty small cannonball you got there
8 years ago
Fairly normal sized cannon shot, this ain't the
pirates of penzance.
8 years ago
Also size doesn't matter in this instance...
8 years ago
is that what she tells you?
:P
8 years ago
i put mercury on my sandwiches
8 years ago
*sperm
8 years ago
Why would he put mercury on his sperm?
8 years ago
no it's sperm on his mercury?
8 years ago
either way..that's a sandwich!
8 years ago
^sangwich
8 years ago
Haha.. if you like tuna sandwiches. you're getting a little merc in there...
8 years ago
^sangwiches
8 years ago
Finally; I've been looking for somewhere to flat all of my god damned cannon balls for like...ever!
8 years ago
Float, float, I meant float but now it's ruined. "You ruined it, ruiner!" Weird pale twins from the Simpsons
8 years ago
just walk away from the keyboard...
8 years ago
yeah newbecat, stfu already. Im the goddamn stfu police today
8 years ago
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