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Date: 09/23/07 02:07 AM

85 Responses to Beta Gel

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 1:08 am
    Link: Beta Gel - Now that is some kind of shock absorbing gel.
  2. Profile photo of thisidrocks
    thisidrocks Male 13-17
    162 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 2:13 am
    silly japanese people. always making crazy inventions. actually, i dunno that stuff might be pretty useful.
  3. Profile photo of thisidrocks
    thisidrocks Male 13-17
    162 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 2:13 am
    you know, for like impact armor and stuff. i dunno.
  4. Profile photo of smigbaafm
    smigbaafm Male 18-29
    648 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 2:19 am
    hmmm, make cars out of that stuff?
  5. Profile photo of LaChica
    LaChica Female 18-29
    1596 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 2:22 am
    That looks awesome o.o
  6. Profile photo of kurush
    kurush Male 18-29
    146 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 2:23 am
    That actually could be an extremely useful invention. I can`t believe the egg didnt crack after being dropped 22 meters!
  7. Profile photo of jhonmayer1
    jhonmayer1 Male 18-29
    1289 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 2:27 am
    OOOOoOOooo!
  8. Profile photo of BigBonny
    BigBonny Male 18-29
    2216 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 2:28 am
    How the hell does that work? They need to make pavements out of that stuff, suicide jumpers would just land on their ass looking disgruntled.
  9. Profile photo of Dextrine
    Dextrine Male 18-29
    483 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 2:32 am
    ^ lol that`s true bigbonny

    and here in the u.s. we`re too busy talking about "zomg pariz h1l70n"

  10. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 2:39 am
    "hmmm what`s the big deal...oh wait...that`s an EGG??"
  11. Profile photo of sulu
    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 2:43 am
    Hey you know what that would be really useful!

    Finally a thing from Japan that`s weird but you can use!

    I bet HollyWood would love to get their hands on the stuff.

  12. Profile photo of Oggleboppite
    Oggleboppite Male 18-29
    180 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 3:04 am
    Assuming this isn`t like the Japanese equivalent of David Blaine or Chris Angel.

    Anyone hear any news stories on it?

  13. Profile photo of icantthink41
    icantthink41 Male 18-29
    350 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 3:07 am
    I got a few pounds of that stuff in my ass.
  14. Profile photo of 12gaugelove
    12gaugelove Female 13-17
    1025 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 3:24 am
    JAPAN!
    supplying america with "freaky as hell" ideas.
  15. Profile photo of 843
    843 Male 18-29
    550 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 4:27 am
    The potential is huge!
  16. Profile photo of meander
    meander Female 18-29
    45 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 4:32 am
    Is it weird that I want a mattress out of that? :3
  17. Profile photo of Gnarkill07
    Gnarkill07 Male 18-29
    122 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 4:34 am
    do Asians know how retarded they sound?
  18. Profile photo of squinge69
    squinge69 Male 13-17
    59 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 4:47 am
    first thing i thought of was "oh man i gotta get some of that so i can throw myself off buildings and not get hurt"
  19. Profile photo of jebler
    jebler Male 18-29
    1142 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 4:57 am
    im sure to asian people you would sound stupid to sometimes.
  20. Profile photo of Shisi
    Shisi Male 18-29
    779 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 5:00 am
    I have no idea what happened...
  21. Profile photo of beternal
    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 5:11 am
    bullet proof vests :-D

    I want some!!!

  22. Profile photo of Eat_p00
    Eat_p00 Female 13-17
    305 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 5:16 am
    Omg it stopped an egg from cracking :o
  23. Profile photo of dragon91
    dragon91 Male 18-29
    254 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 5:50 am
    Now toss the guy off the roof. I wanna see a real test. :)

    ~dragon~

  24. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
    4246 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 5:54 am
    Holy.
    Freaking.
    Frik.
    :-O
  25. Profile photo of 52
    52 Male 18-29
    43 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 7:37 am
    This is bad news for suicide jumpers everywhere
  26. Profile photo of Itsdude56
    Itsdude56 Male 13-17
    889 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 8:04 am
    holy crap.....
  27. Profile photo of Kragoth
    Kragoth Male 13-17
    154 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 8:18 am
    Oh man, I want that stuff put in my jackets and things. Someone punches me and I just don`t feel anything.
  28. Profile photo of Nipplefish
    Nipplefish Female 13-17
    14 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 8:24 am
    I see what those Japanese people did there.

    So useful for stuff like planes too, so all that luggage with "fragile" that gets kicked around finally doesn`t break!

  29. Profile photo of PeproniPizza
    PeproniPizza Male 13-17
    687 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 9:49 am
    IM GOING TO PUT THAT ON THE BOTTOM OF MY SHOES
  30. Profile photo of wowthissucks
    wowthissucks Male 30-39
    305 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 10:01 am
    Yeah it`s cool, but they broke the yoke!
  31. Profile photo of uuaschbaer
    uuaschbaer Male 13-17
    197 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 10:22 am
    Maybe you can wrap an airplane in it and all survive the crash. :)
  32. Profile photo of -ambassador-
    -ambassador- Male 13-17
    8 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 10:48 am
    I remember seeing this on T.V. on the discovery channel a while back. They already make bullet-proof vests out of this. The way it works is, when the gel itself feels an intense pressure or is hit with a high velocity impact, the fibers in it contract extremely quickly and intensely, forming a very, very hard shield. Otherwise the material is very lightweight, like a windbreaker.
  33. Profile photo of lunani
    lunani Female 18-29
    257 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 11:13 am
    Japanese people + Technological innovations = Excitement and "OOOOH!s", always, so cute :)
  34. Profile photo of tgirl149
    tgirl149 Female 13-17
    525 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 11:24 am
    haa silly japanese ppl and their silly inventions =]
  35. Profile photo of Neagle
    Neagle Male 30-39
    1407 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 11:26 am
    Car seat liner perhaps?
  36. Profile photo of lmaonaise
    lmaonaise Male 13-17
    773 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 11:50 am
    i want an egg made out of it.
  37. Profile photo of xp
    xp Male 30-39
    523 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 12:06 pm
    How could that possibly work?
  38. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2697 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 12:24 pm
    awesome.
  39. Profile photo of mr_stache
    mr_stache Male 13-17
    133 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 12:50 pm
    Wow. At first I thought it was just a stupid piece of putty that didn`t bounce, and they were all overreacting but then: "It`s an egg!?
  40. Profile photo of Qpax
    Qpax Male 18-29
    188 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 12:57 pm
    So it`s basically like a cushion...

    Although I suppose the fact that it doesn`t need to change shape to absorb the energy is pretty good.

  41. Profile photo of BirkirHe
    BirkirHe Male 13-17
    189 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 1:03 pm
    Actually if you`d jump down and land on that standing it would crush your feet, I don`t see how on earth this would stop a body from getting hurt since it`s probably not nice landing on anything that stops you right away as you land.

    Erm. anyone see my point?

  42. Profile photo of green_wrath
    green_wrath Male 18-29
    498 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 1:16 pm
    WOW GET ABOUT 5 LAYERS OF THAT STUFF ABOUT THE SIZE OF A MATRESS GO ONTOP OF A BUILDING AND JUMP ONTO IT :O
  43. Profile photo of sertrbl
    sertrbl Male 18-29
    1422 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 1:24 pm
    "I remember seeing this on T.V. on the discovery channel a while back. They already make bullet-proof vests out of this. The way it works is, when the gel itself feels an intense pressure or is hit with a high velocity impact, the fibers in it contract extremely quickly and intensely, forming a very, very hard shield."
    but, that doesnt explain why the egg didnt break. if its such a hard shield, wouldnt it be very similar to simply hitting solid ground?
  44. Profile photo of larajunky
    larajunky Female 40-49
    1832 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 1:28 pm
    Gnarkill07 - your an idiot. How else do you expect them to sound like, you?
    Effing moron.
  45. Profile photo of lohrj
    lohrj Male 30-39
    48 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 1:40 pm
    Betcha the egg thought "Whoo! I`m alive! I`m aliiiiive!!!" Then- "DANG!"
  46. Profile photo of zoinks
    zoinks Male 13-17
    438 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 1:55 pm
    i wonder how mch it cost to make this stuff
  47. Profile photo of GummyWurmz
    GummyWurmz Female 13-17
    1412 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 2:01 pm
    Holy poo, try it with that old dude!
  48. Profile photo of onenonly2311
    onenonly2311 Female 13-17
    27 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 2:04 pm
    Someone explain what it is or what happened please?
  49. Profile photo of armageddon23
    armageddon23 Male 13-17
    35 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 2:06 pm
    i`m pretty sure the bullet proof vest gel stuff is a different material than this if u search "beta gel" on google you can find a few things one it
  50. Profile photo of Pikachu42
    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
    1492 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 2:08 pm
    dude!!! that was kick ass!!! who ever made that would make a killing selling it to the military or something.
  51. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
    1204 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 2:50 pm
    "I remember seeing this on T.V. on the discovery channel a while back. They already make bullet-proof vests out of this. The way it works is, when the gel itself feels an intense pressure or is hit with a high velocity impact, the fibers in it contract extremely quickly and intensely, forming a very, very hard shield. Otherwise the material is very lightweight, like a windbreaker."

    You mean oobleck? that stuff is prob different. That stuff forms a hard shell, meaning it`d probably break the egg anyway. This may have similar characteristics, but it isn`t the same thing...

  52. Profile photo of nicole_xo
    nicole_xo Female 13-17
    2552 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 3:05 pm
    I want some of that stuff!
  53. Profile photo of thats_nifty
    thats_nifty Female 13-17
    416 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 3:08 pm
    so much potential.

    armor, cars, gaurd rails on roads, a new way to base jump...

    I want some! I want some! i`ll take 40 pounds of that stuff and then jump off my roof onto it.:-)

  54. Profile photo of RyanF701
    RyanF701 Male 18-29
    2486 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 3:42 pm
    "
    do Asians know how retarded they sound?"

    First we must ask, do you know how retarded YOU sound?

  55. Profile photo of desie
    desie Female 18-29
    576 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 3:51 pm
    I so missed the point of that.
  56. Profile photo of lizzybee16
    lizzybee16 Female 18-29
    341 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 4:19 pm
    I`ve seen this before, on daily planet, like a year ago.
  57. Profile photo of antdow3
    antdow3 Male 18-29
    946 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 4:25 pm
    but they broke the yoke!!!
  58. Profile photo of VoicedFever
    VoicedFever Male 13-17
    51 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 4:36 pm
    yes they broke the yoke you know what that means? that means if you jump off a building your skin and physical features would look fine but the momentum from a sudden stop would result in the total flattening of your internal organs which would cause u to die instantanously and at the same time throwing up 1/2 the blood you have in your body DUH!
  59. Profile photo of mrpopenfresh
    mrpopenfresh Male 18-29
    1037 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 5:09 pm
    It was on the discovery channel on HOW DO THEY DO IT? It`s a compound invented by Asics to cushion the feet while jogging.
  60. Profile photo of a1chris1a
    a1chris1a Male 13-17
    23 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 6:12 pm
    im pretty sure ud still hurt almost the same if u jumped on it from a height like that.. it just..aborbs more shock?
  61. Profile photo of mycrappysn
    mycrappysn Female 18-29
    21 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 6:38 pm
    that`s a nifty and useful invention
  62. Profile photo of ashwey
    ashwey Female 13-17
    943 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 7:59 pm
    umm. what?
  63. Profile photo of madskillz
    madskillz Male 13-17
    21 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 8:25 pm
    how useful i can drop eggs then crack em
  64. Profile photo of kmuggee
    kmuggee Female 13-17
    681 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 8:33 pm
    haha
    thats cool
  65. Profile photo of cargasm
    cargasm Male 18-29
    340 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 8:48 pm
    ya if u jumped forma building on that u would die ur organs would turn it mush as the smash the inside of ur body.. this wont work as armor because it is soft and absorbs impact but shrapnel and bullets ect would pass through it. it would be great to put behind bumpers of cars, and the first thing i thought was... hmm that would prolly be a comfy matress
  66. Profile photo of scottthebum
    scottthebum Male 18-29
    383 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 9:54 pm
    OMG SO THIS IS HOW NINJAS can drop from high places!!!
  67. Profile photo of TheGrag
    TheGrag Male 13-17
    1497 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 10:12 pm
    *notices the dramatic chipmonk is staring at the gel*
  68. Profile photo of Sega
    Sega Female 18-29
    34 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 10:44 pm
    The Japs did it again! *clap*
  69. Profile photo of Hellknight10
    Hellknight10 Male 18-29
    334 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 10:45 pm
    that was actually pretty cool :o
  70. Profile photo of sk8erkjvm
    sk8erkjvm Male 13-17
    25 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 11:00 pm
    haha if u jump off a building onto it your gonna die but the ground wont get hurt lol
  71. Profile photo of Sutefupuni
    Sutefupuni Female 13-17
    15 posts
    September 24, 2007 at 12:00 am
    I`d totally jump off the building and onto that. =D
  72. Profile photo of BroadwayLove
    BroadwayLove Female 18-29
    187 posts
    September 24, 2007 at 1:27 am
    translate from japenese to English, the guy has just finished saying

    "but wait! there`s more!

    when the video cuts off

  73. Profile photo of pureBoredom
    pureBoredom Male 18-29
    38 posts
    September 24, 2007 at 1:05 pm
    Could the egg have been hard-boiled? I can`t see how something that thin could displace the energy of being dropped from a 3+ story building.
  74. Profile photo of DarkProdigy
    DarkProdigy Male 18-29
    475 posts
    September 24, 2007 at 6:02 pm
    Now try it with a suicidal person. :D
  75. Profile photo of cazforshort
    cazforshort Male 70 & Over
    12 posts
    September 24, 2007 at 6:34 pm
    i belive that its fake maby they have a seconed egg already on the ground
  76. Profile photo of Twistednashi
    Twistednashi Female 13-17
    156 posts
    September 24, 2007 at 7:05 pm
    "^ lol that`s true bigbonny
    and here in the u.s. we`re too busy talking about "zomg pariz h1l70n""

    ^^Dextrine...You made me giggle :D

  77. Profile photo of SolidTurtle
    SolidTurtle Male 13-17
    161 posts
    September 25, 2007 at 7:42 am
    oh man, i would kill for some japanese tv channels on my satelitte.
  78. Profile photo of xtreme_dude
    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
    1372 posts
    September 25, 2007 at 6:26 pm
    at first I wasn`t sure what I was looking for. I was thinking..."no, I don`t think thats the gel, thats an egg."...then when he dropped it , TTThhheenn I understood!
  79. Profile photo of jinxiejae
    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2928 posts
    September 26, 2007 at 7:06 pm
    the only thing that bothers me about these japanese clips they always have a picture in picture of variouse people`s reaction to the action in the main picture. to me its just distracting and annoying.
  80. Profile photo of jmk4422
    jmk4422 Male 18-29
    136 posts
    September 27, 2007 at 12:09 am
    Did anyone else watch the guy`s hands closely when he picked up the egg the final time before he cracked it on the bowl? I`m not saying this is fake, but when I went frame by frame it looks suspicious; check out his left hand, how it cups forward, almost as if hiding something and then the quick flick of the wrist before you can see the inside of it again. Sleight of hand, anyone?
  81. Profile photo of shinu
    shinu Male 18-29
    1387 posts
    September 27, 2007 at 10:28 pm
    TAMAGO!!!!1
  82. Profile photo of shiggin
    shiggin Female 13-17
    1470 posts
    September 30, 2007 at 2:28 pm
    Only the jappies
  83. Profile photo of flyingpie
    flyingpie Male 13-17
    472 posts
    November 8, 2007 at 4:00 pm
    silly rabbit inventions are for japanese
  84. Profile photo of Piroteknix
    Piroteknix Male 18-29
    337 posts
    December 31, 2007 at 6:40 pm
    I googled "beta gel" and found their website. Among other uses, they suggested this could be used for a mattress to reduce bed sores, or a breast supplement. I guess that`s important to the Japanese.
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    trashcan7 Male 13-17
    564 posts
    December 21, 2008 at 7:36 pm
    Video removed...

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