Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Prince Rupert's Drop

Courtesy of a link at Dark Roasted Blend, I came across this video clip about a rather strange phenomenon.  I found it fascinating.  I recommend watching it in full-screen mode.

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio . . . "  Indeed!


1 comment:

Larry D. said...

Back in the 60's we used a similar phenomena called a Bologna Bottle.

The "bottle" was a flask with the interior stressed like the Prince Rupert's Drop, but the outside of the flask was tempered glass.

The bottle could be used to drive a nail into wood, but drop in some sand and shake the bottle and it "explodes" like the Rupert!