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Prince Rupert’s drops — two videos

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I read about Prince Rupert’s drops back in high school and had the general idea: an elongated teardrop of glass, with the bulbous end virtually indestructible but flick the tail and the whole thing shatters. That description, however, pales when compared to high-speed motion pictures of the drop in action.

The first video gives the basics, including showing how Prince Rupert’s drops are made and how they resist destruction (and are easily destroyed by breaking the tail.

The second video shows a bullet shattered by hitting a Prince Rupert’s drop.


Update: One more.

Written by Leisureguy

15 November 2020 at 8:04 am

Posted in Science, Video

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