Prince Rupert’s Drop

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Prince Rupert’s Drop

#1 Post by Tycer » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:22 am

Prince Rupert’s drops are made by dripping molten glass into water.
What happens when you shoot at one?

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Re: Prince Rupert’s Drop

#2 Post by Shasta » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:02 am

I had never heard of a Prince Rupert's Drop, nor would I have believed such a small amount of glass could be so tough. I certainly learned something today! Thanks for the links, Tycer. :D

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Re: Prince Rupert’s Drop

#3 Post by Merle » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:46 am

Shasta wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:02 am
I had never heard of a Prince Rupert's Drop, nor would I have believed such a small amount of glass could be so tough. I certainly learned something today! Thanks for the links, Tycer. :D

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Re: Prince Rupert’s Drop

#4 Post by Grizz » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:48 am

really cool stuff

seems like the chickens might not agree :wink:

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Re: Prince Rupert’s Drop

#5 Post by Bill in Oregon » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:46 pm

Fascinating, Spock would say.

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#6 Post by AJMD429 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:25 pm

My internet sucks right now so I can't look at the links, but I'd swear I posted something about those from that "smartereveryday" guy a year or so ago. His shows are great. He filmed them 'detonating' at high speed.
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#7 Post by piller » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:31 pm

Yes, if the tail is broken all the stresses are released in a spectacular mechanical explosion of glass shards.
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Re: Prince Rupert’s Drop

#8 Post by Tycer » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:51 pm

AJMD429 wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:25 pm
My internet sucks right now so I can't look at the links, but I'd swear I posted something about those from that "smartereveryday" guy a year or so ago. His shows are great. He filmed them 'detonating' at high speed.
You did. Same vids. Still cool as vanilla ice.
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Re: Prince Rupert’s Drop

#9 Post by AJMD429 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:07 am

Tycer wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:51 pm
AJMD429 wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:25 pm
My internet sucks right now so I can't look at the links, but I'd swear I posted something about those from that "smartereveryday" guy a year or so ago. His shows are great. He filmed them 'detonating' at high speed.
You did. Same vids. Still cool as vanilla ice.
Give it to me baby.... :lol:
That dude who makes the Smarter Every Day videos is great - some cool topics (I like the one where he drops cats and films it in slow motion to show how they right themselves and land on their feet, and the one where he makes a clear acrylic potato-gun and films it in slow motion at night showing the ignition patterns and shock waves that happen internally in the combustion chamber).
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