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Date: 10/18/08 03:28 AM

107 Responses to Burning Mercury Thiocyanide Is Creepy

  1. Profile photo of Bachi-Atari
    Bachi-Atari Male 18-29
    263 posts
    October 18, 2008 at 12:10 am
    Link: Burning Mercury Thiocyanide Is Creepy - This beats the hell out of those lame-o snakes they try to sell on the 4th of July.
  2. Profile photo of calcal
    calcal Male 18-29
    75 posts
    October 18, 2008 at 3:34 am
    cooool, I think I saw this at uni, I have no idea, i pay no real attention anymore
  3. Profile photo of calcal
    calcal Male 18-29
    75 posts
    October 18, 2008 at 3:36 am
    just out of interest, has anyone every used this stuff?
  4. Profile photo of siny_toy_gun
    siny_toy_gun Female 13-17
    267 posts
    October 18, 2008 at 3:38 am
    ew
    It went from looking like upward moving sh it to morphing tentacles xD

    definitely creepy

  5. Profile photo of austin808
    austin808 Male 13-17
    73 posts
    October 18, 2008 at 3:40 am
    that is awesome and gross. firstly someone needs to explain this and secondly lolwtf looks liek poo
  6. Profile photo of unbwogable
    unbwogable Male 18-29
    555 posts
    October 18, 2008 at 3:55 am
    Pretty sure this is a repost...
  7. Profile photo of duckboy142
    duckboy142 Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 4:03 am
    you got the name wrong its mercury thiocyanate and heres wikipedias explanation
    Mercury(II) thiocyanate (Hg(SCN)2) is a chemical compound. It was formerly used in pyrotechnics for the long snake-like ash Pharaoh`s serpent that forms when a pellet of this compound, often with a small amount of a sugar such as glucose added to serve as supplemental fuel, is ignited. This is extremely dangerous because it produces poisonous mercury vapors.
    Mercury(II) thiocyanate is made by reacting a mercury(II) salt (such as mercury(II) chloride) with a thiocyanate salt (such as potassium thiocyanate) in solution in water, producing a precipitate of mercury(II) thiocyanate.
    Conditions/substances to avoid are: moisture, heat, light, aluminium and strong acids.

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    Eichenkatze Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 4:05 am
    austin808
    Male, 13-17, Western US
    52 Posts Saturday, October 18, 2008 3:40:29 AM
    that is awesome and gross. firstly someone needs to explain this and secondly lolwtf looks liek poo

    -----

    The only thing I can figure is that because Mercury Thiocyanide is in a puddy or foamy / sandy form (never seen the stuff myself.) is that upon lighting it, the resulting energy from the heat would trigger a chemical reaction where by the Mercury Thiocyanide begins to change state and form to where the resulting product of the reaction is producing a harder and more massive material. The only way for the reaction to occur hand in hand with physics (not dividing by 0 tricks!) is the resulting expansion or explosion of material seemingly coming from nowhere. Atoms and molecules can only get so close just as you can only fit so many people in a room before they need to find more room.
    Make sense? lol

  9. Profile photo of Kahedro
    Kahedro Male 13-17
    28 posts
    October 18, 2008 at 4:18 am
    that was so awesome where can i get some
  10. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 4:28 am
    Eichenkatze:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAOxY_nHd...


  11. Profile photo of cndman15
    cndman15 Male 18-29
    328 posts
    October 18, 2008 at 4:32 am
    yummy
  12. Profile photo of A_L_Y_C_I_A
    A_L_Y_C_I_A Female 13-17
    128 posts
    October 18, 2008 at 4:49 am
    LOL cool i want some.

    Looked like poop wen it first started hehe

  13. Profile photo of doodlydoo727
    doodlydoo727 Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 5:14 am
    did u really need to explain smartass
  14. Profile photo of Rat5Rule
    Rat5Rule Female 13-17
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    October 18, 2008 at 5:15 am
    :D Looks like roots. Cool stuff
  15. Profile photo of Dr4k
    Dr4k Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 5:21 am
    That looks like fun. I`d want to toss it into a fire.
  16. Profile photo of IRockYeah
    IRockYeah Male 40-49
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    October 18, 2008 at 5:42 am
    Reminds of me 2 girls 1 cup

    in an obscene kinda way

  17. Profile photo of meowmix777
    meowmix777 Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 6:04 am
    Just imagine getting a kilo of that and unleashing it!
  18. Profile photo of tjanator
    tjanator Male 13-17
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    October 18, 2008 at 6:12 am
    Oh my gawd! The rock just took a dump!

    Totally cool vid, apart from the even-more-creepy-then-the-rock kids.

  19. Profile photo of nospoons
    nospoons Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 6:27 am
    I think we`re missing the point here. That rock is going to take over the world... It reminds me of the monster thing in evolution where fire makes it grow bigger. SRSLy though that rock becomes 10x bigger from fire.. scary stuff..
  20. Profile photo of MORNAF1
    MORNAF1 Male 13-17
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    October 18, 2008 at 6:28 am
    wow... i want to burn mars now, BEGIN THE OXYGEN SEEDING OF MARS!!!!!!!!!
  21. Profile photo of Mantistador
    Mantistador Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 6:39 am
    ummm? how will burning Mars make a giant snake? you do know that they were burning Mercury the element not Mercury the planet? just putting it out there...
  22. Profile photo of keg74
    keg74 Male 30-39
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    October 18, 2008 at 6:55 am
    that was definitely weird
  23. Profile photo of drixishot
    drixishot Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 7:17 am
    it looked like pooooooooos
  24. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    October 18, 2008 at 7:47 am
    Its poisonous stuff, They used to use it in snakes until they found out people got sick from mercury.
  25. Profile photo of JeffHatesYou
    JeffHatesYou Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 8:16 am
    Did that thing poop?

    ._.

  26. Profile photo of harrydick
    harrydick Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 8:17 am
    My IPC teacher did something like this but I don`t think it was mercury, it stunk like a mofo though
  27. Profile photo of earthshone
    earthshone Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 8:33 am
    those kids are awesome
  28. Profile photo of earthshone
    earthshone Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 8:34 am
    "YAY! can we breathe the poisonous Mercury vapors too!!?! P-L-EEEEEEASE
  29. Profile photo of B-b-beccah
    B-b-beccah Female 18-29
    668 posts
    October 18, 2008 at 8:45 am
    it looks like poop. tee hee :P
  30. Profile photo of luckyse7en
    luckyse7en Male 13-17
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    October 18, 2008 at 8:51 am
    That is soooo cool, it pooped itself to death. :P
  31. Profile photo of Maksie99
    Maksie99 Male 18-29
    695 posts
    October 18, 2008 at 9:02 am
    Wow... it looks evil :-/
  32. Profile photo of whiterain05
    whiterain05 Female 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 9:07 am
    what a great way to expose children to toxic fumes! fun
  33. Profile photo of crazyshort
    crazyshort Female 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 9:14 am
    ok..how the hell does all that come outta that lil rock/mercury thing!
  34. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    October 18, 2008 at 9:14 am
    vv "no this is mercury thiocyanide which has totally different properties then then just regular mercury."

    Thanks for the explanation there, Bill Nye. The name`s wrong, it`s mercury thiocyanate, and poisonous mercury vapours are released in fairly copious amounts when it burns...

  35. Profile photo of NOCASH
    NOCASH Male 18-29
    423 posts
    October 18, 2008 at 9:22 am
    that is weird
  36. Profile photo of geek_nimrod
    geek_nimrod Female 18-29
    371 posts
    October 18, 2008 at 9:23 am
    Where can I get some?
  37. Profile photo of TheSharpest
    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 9:28 am
    It`s alive!
  38. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    October 18, 2008 at 9:29 am
    It`s like the movie Evolution!! Ahhh! Pretty cool.
  39. Profile photo of emzrok
    emzrok Female 13-17
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    October 18, 2008 at 9:31 am
    those kids at the end sounded so into it.
  40. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    October 18, 2008 at 9:40 am
    It looked like it was making giant turds.
  41. Profile photo of Red5TheFinn
    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
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    October 18, 2008 at 9:47 am
    If all of that rock burned simaltanously,
    annihilation, complete annihilation.
  42. Profile photo of Dradan659
    Dradan659 Male 13-17
    276 posts
    October 18, 2008 at 9:49 am
    hey i think i saw thought i saw that in my toilet before
  43. Profile photo of Okasen
    Okasen Female 13-17
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    October 18, 2008 at 10:05 am
    .... The only thing I could think of were tentacles....

  44. Profile photo of hehehenerd
    hehehenerd Male 13-17
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    October 18, 2008 at 10:08 am
    Awesome in a sick-immature way
  45. Profile photo of dynoburger
    dynoburger Male 13-17
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    October 18, 2008 at 10:11 am
    doesnt this disown the one of newtons theorys?
    there was that mass could not be created nor destroyed... but... look at that?
  46. Profile photo of ammit13fma
    ammit13fma Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 10:24 am
    dyno...checmicial reaction cuased it to look like mroe mass was beign produced....but it still amazes me that soemthign so small can create so much
  47. Profile photo of littlepete50
    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 10:29 am
    dynoburger, im no pro. chemist, but im guessing that its burning in the air to make some form of oxygenated version of it, an so itll gain mass, but the massive massive expansion of the substance is just incredible!
  48. Profile photo of Fartacus
    Fartacus Female 50-59
    529 posts
    October 18, 2008 at 10:37 am
    I have the urge to poo now.

    It just makes some weird kind of foam.

  49. Profile photo of dljudo92
    dljudo92 Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 10:42 am
    wow its not gaining mass. it`s losing a lot of density when it expands. it`s very fragile when it`s expanded; a tiny touch will break it. When it`s condensed, its pretty solid
  50. Profile photo of dljudo92
    dljudo92 Male 18-29
    485 posts
    October 18, 2008 at 10:44 am
    And dyno. Newton`s theories are pertaining to gravity and motion, not matter. You`re thinking of the Law of Conservation of Matter and Energy.
  51. Profile photo of sixclaws13
    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 10:55 am
    That was actually mildly creepy.
  52. Profile photo of taitai
    taitai Female 13-17
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    October 18, 2008 at 10:59 am
    eww, omg wtf...i think i just threw up a little in my mouth...that was so freaking creepy...>_<
  53. Profile photo of Zerro
    Zerro Male 18-29
    628 posts
    October 18, 2008 at 11:13 am
    I believe those snake things are made out of the same stuff... they just come in little pellets so they look lame compared to this.
  54. Profile photo of ManleyMan
    ManleyMan Male 18-29
    41 posts
    October 18, 2008 at 11:20 am
    Reminds me of the giant alien thing from Evolution.
  55. Profile photo of Anyalazagna
    Anyalazagna Female 18-29
    254 posts
    October 18, 2008 at 11:23 am
    Gross.
  56. Profile photo of RyanF701
    RyanF701 Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 11:26 am
    We should use this in war.

    Drop a 10 pound block in the middle of a town square and shoot a flare at it.

    That would be AWESOME.

  57. Profile photo of Zeofar
    Zeofar Male 13-17
    150 posts
    October 18, 2008 at 11:52 am
    Actually, a whole ton would be more fitting. And considering it produces poisonous gas, it would at least have some function.
  58. Profile photo of langdonhill
    langdonhill Male 18-29
    506 posts
    October 18, 2008 at 11:59 am
    Man, what did that rock have to eat last night?

  59. Profile photo of Coodude26
    Coodude26 Male 13-17
    340 posts
    October 18, 2008 at 12:50 pm
    I`m not getting anywhere near something with the word "cyanide" in it. Which is why I don`t smoke.
  60. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    October 18, 2008 at 12:57 pm
    Whoa.

    Near the end there it just looks like tree bark.

    A little too much fiber, eh?

  61. Profile photo of __carebear__
    __carebear__ Female 13-17
    688 posts
    October 18, 2008 at 1:59 pm
    OMGOMGOMG.

    Reminds me of those worm things in slither D:

  62. Profile photo of yellowsquare
    yellowsquare Female 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 2:25 pm
    Ooh fun! Chemistry is cool, kids.
  63. Profile photo of thesimpsons
    thesimpsons Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 2:36 pm
    fake
  64. Profile photo of cmanatlan
    cmanatlan Male 13-17
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    October 18, 2008 at 3:03 pm
    Zerro is half right. This is what snakes USED to be made out of, but the fumes are poisonous, like Coodude26 speculated. Now they make the snakes out of something else.
  65. Profile photo of Willowpuff
    Willowpuff Female 18-29
    2220 posts
    October 18, 2008 at 3:07 pm
    WTFF?
  66. Profile photo of emosalad
    emosalad Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 3:36 pm
    poo that comes out of nowere were do i sign up
  67. Profile photo of letsgopoping
    letsgopoping Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 3:57 pm
    i want to blow torch that thing..
  68. Profile photo of stot3
    stot3 Male 13-17
    248 posts
    October 18, 2008 at 4:32 pm
    Did anyone else click on the Hot Ninja Chick thing at the bottom of the menu. If you haven`t....do it.
  69. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 4:34 pm
    haha yeah snakes are not made out of mercury

    you have to have a license to handle mercury

  70. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 4:56 pm
    IT`S GIVING BIRRRRRRRRRRRTH! BLAGHLAGHLAGHLAGH!
  71. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 5:19 pm
    WTF WANT
  72. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 5:45 pm
    It`s beautiful!
  73. Profile photo of BloodyHippie
    BloodyHippie Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 6:13 pm
    It`s like straight out of a sci-fi horror movie. If I saw this happening I think my first reaction would be to kill it with an axe.
  74. Profile photo of tharith
    tharith Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 6:15 pm
    hot ninja chick is even creepier.
  75. Profile photo of deathxtra
    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    October 18, 2008 at 6:46 pm
    TENTACLES!
    KILL IT KILL IT!
  76. Profile photo of Sobii
    Sobii Female 13-17
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    October 18, 2008 at 6:53 pm
    werent there some toxic vapours that are let off when this thing is lit on fire?
  77. Profile photo of mbor
    mbor Male 30-39
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    October 18, 2008 at 7:17 pm
    Makes me think that burning hot mercury thiocyanate is Earth`s laxative.
  78. Profile photo of deathxtra
    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    October 18, 2008 at 7:20 pm
    andrewx116

    "and how all that comes out of a rock is...?
    and wtf is mars gonna do if a fire breaks out..."

    the stuff that comes out of the rock isnt as solid as the rock.

    it`s less dense
    like ash

    havent you ever lit a snake before?

  79. Profile photo of GothicQueen
    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    October 18, 2008 at 7:23 pm
    That looked like poo
  80. Profile photo of Gerbear
    Gerbear Female 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 8:28 pm
    reminiscent of 2 girls and 1 cup
    but not as disturbing
    well...scratch that, perhaps it is
  81. Profile photo of angrytick
    angrytick Male 13-17
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    October 18, 2008 at 8:44 pm
    lmfao! i wanna go to mars and somehow light a lighter and just set the whole planet on fire.(but i dont think that would work.. fire needs air..... noo! star wars was wrong! there cant be fire in space! that means they cant blow up the death star! there!!! nooooooo!!!!)
  82. Profile photo of bonzoello
    bonzoello Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 8:44 pm
    attack of the living poop!!!!!!
  83. Profile photo of mooogandi
    mooogandi Male 13-17
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    October 18, 2008 at 8:45 pm
    yeah umm they forgot to mention it`s extremely dangerous because of the mercury fumes...
  84. Profile photo of hellervon
    hellervon Male 30-39
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    October 18, 2008 at 8:51 pm
    That is so creepy, it looks like one big growing turd. Imagine if you opened up your front door to see that growing on your porch. Bring the bag of sh*t of fire deed. LOL
  85. Profile photo of mistamoni
    mistamoni Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 8:57 pm
    how you have a even bigger piece of crap to clean up
  86. Profile photo of yoimmylene
    yoimmylene Female 13-17
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    October 18, 2008 at 9:30 pm
    Holy Mother of God, that thing`s ALIVE! O.O
  87. Profile photo of elkingo
    elkingo Male 30-39
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    October 18, 2008 at 9:57 pm
    I did the same thing this morning! Only I lit a match after words.
  88. Profile photo of Chibi_Ichigo
    Chibi_Ichigo Female 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 11:17 pm
    Aw, they scared the crap out of the mercury blob :(
  89. Profile photo of swtdreams285
    swtdreams285 Female 18-29
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    October 18, 2008 at 11:48 pm
    Holy poo!
    Wonder where one can find those things?
  90. Profile photo of Crucible
    Crucible Male 18-29
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    October 19, 2008 at 12:52 am
    Very interesting
  91. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    October 19, 2008 at 1:54 am
    It looks like poop... growing poop...
  92. Profile photo of loljessifa
    loljessifa Female 18-29
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    October 19, 2008 at 1:55 am
    It looks like a giant poo.
  93. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    October 19, 2008 at 6:59 am
    All that`s missing is an anime schoolgirl.
  94. Profile photo of burnin_roses
    burnin_roses Female 18-29
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    October 19, 2008 at 7:48 am
    its cool...looks alive at first
  95. Profile photo of flyingpie
    flyingpie Male 13-17
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    October 19, 2008 at 8:54 am
    we all knew rocks could poop itis just a matter af how much
  96. Profile photo of Slade8
    Slade8 Male 18-29
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    October 19, 2008 at 9:53 am
    Okay, anyone else wanna put this stuff in the meal of a fire-swallower?

    Heheheh.

  97. Profile photo of 5405841
    5405841 Female 18-29
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    October 19, 2008 at 12:49 pm
    lol "lets move away from the smell...its unpleasent"
  98. Profile photo of TiffLevowit
    TiffLevowit Female 13-17
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    October 19, 2008 at 1:38 pm
    Reminds me of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac`s Giant Tentacle Monster that Kills people. xD
  99. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
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    October 19, 2008 at 7:23 pm
    it turns into poo
  100. Profile photo of iceman22
    iceman22 Male 18-29
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    October 19, 2008 at 8:29 pm
    cool. can you buy this online?
  101. Profile photo of pixiechick81
    pixiechick81 Female 30-39
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    October 20, 2008 at 5:50 am
    Crazy tenticles
  102. Profile photo of Vagrant86
    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
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    October 20, 2008 at 8:40 am
    the creepy part was the kids at the end.
  103. Profile photo of Spartano3
    Spartano3 Male 13-17
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    October 21, 2008 at 8:16 pm
    someone is pooping upwards through a hole in the paper
  104. Profile photo of Custardface
    Custardface Male 13-17
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    October 21, 2008 at 11:39 pm
    A rock from mars? are you sure you should set it alight?
  105. Profile photo of deathxtra
    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    October 24, 2008 at 12:18 pm
    you cant buy it.


    you need a license to handle mercury.

  106. Profile photo of chimion
    chimion Male 18-29
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    October 24, 2008 at 5:33 pm
    lol get termometer and get the mercury out...so u dont need license...
  107. Profile photo of xxlittleme
    xxlittleme Female 18-29
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    November 23, 2008 at 12:17 pm
    "Reminds me of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac`s Giant Tentacle Monster that Kills people. xD"
    You`re so awesome. :]

    Anyway. Is this ACTUALLY what happens? I mean. It`s cool and all, but wow. o_o;

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