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Date: 01/02/09 06:15 PM

96 Responses to How Marbles Are Made

  1. Profile photo of fundumper
    fundumper Male 30-39
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    January 2, 2009 at 9:23 am
    Link: How Marbles Are Made - Tiny little orbs of glass, right? Nope, they`re harder to make than you`d think.
  2. Profile photo of raikun12
    raikun12 Male 18-29
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    January 2, 2009 at 6:25 pm
    god damn.... too many steps. i would not have the patience to do that lololol.

    ~of all things WET NEWSPAPER? WTF?!~

  3. Profile photo of SystemFail
    SystemFail Male 13-17
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    January 2, 2009 at 6:27 pm
    Yummy
  4. Profile photo of Play3r
    Play3r Male 13-17
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    January 2, 2009 at 6:31 pm
    what gets the paperthing in?
  5. Profile photo of DubleU
    DubleU Male 18-29
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    January 2, 2009 at 6:40 pm
    They do all this work, and I can get 25 of these for 2 dollars. Marbles should be more expensive.
  6. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    January 2, 2009 at 6:41 pm
    The last marble looked huge o_o
  7. Profile photo of Vhreio
    Vhreio Male 30-39
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    January 2, 2009 at 6:44 pm
    Seriously cool, glassblowing has always fascinated me.
  8. Profile photo of JimboH
    JimboH Male 30-39
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    January 2, 2009 at 6:45 pm
    I heard Lionel Ritchie`s "All Night Long" in there somewhere, and now I want to dance (and play marbles).
  9. Profile photo of Thetas
    Thetas Male 18-29
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    January 2, 2009 at 6:50 pm
    Firstly, easier to make than I thought.

    Secondly, still little orbs of glass.

  10. Profile photo of JimboH
    JimboH Male 30-39
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    January 2, 2009 at 6:54 pm
    Vhreio,

    If you read novels, and like murder-mystery sorts of books, then you might check out, "Shattered," by Dick Francis. The book is about a glass-blower who gets tangled up in the events surrounding his friend`s death. It`s a good read and, of course, addresses the subjuect of glass-blowing to some extent.

    In case you haven`t read him, Francis is an old-school, vanilla sort of writer, but I really like him. If Grisham, Rowling, Patterson, and some of the more famous contemporary authors are color, then Francis is black & white. It`s a compliment, though, as I like his style (and old movies).

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    PopsySoku Female 18-29
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    January 2, 2009 at 6:55 pm
    I would very much like to try that :O
    That looks like a lot of hard work, but probably very worth it :)
  12. Profile photo of trashcan7
    trashcan7 Male 13-17
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    January 2, 2009 at 7:00 pm
    The plain ones are still orbs of glass. And the handmade one was huge, about the size of the guy`s hand.
    Still, pretty cool.
  13. Profile photo of WhenIsLunch
    WhenIsLunch Male 18-29
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    January 2, 2009 at 7:09 pm
    y arent marbles super expensive that looked like alot of work just for a couple marbles!
  14. Profile photo of Armanith
    Armanith Female 18-29
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    January 2, 2009 at 7:15 pm
    I learn something new every day... this was very entertaining
  15. Profile photo of Saragato
    Saragato Female 18-29
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    January 2, 2009 at 7:19 pm
    Glassblowing and sculpting is a fascinating art. It`s a shame such artistry isn`t fully appreciated by most.
  16. Profile photo of PopsySoku
    PopsySoku Female 18-29
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    January 2, 2009 at 7:23 pm
    its cheap because they are small, and the glass isnt a very valuable resource.
  17. Profile photo of TrixieBlue
    TrixieBlue Female 40-49
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    January 2, 2009 at 7:24 pm
    beautiful :-)
  18. Profile photo of 0Sigma0
    0Sigma0 Female 30-39
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    January 2, 2009 at 7:35 pm
    This is from the T.V. show How It`s Made on Discovery. Love that show.
  19. Profile photo of Tekno
    Tekno Female 30-39
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    January 2, 2009 at 7:36 pm
    I love How It`s Made. I watch that show a lot. This is one of my faves.
  20. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    January 2, 2009 at 7:40 pm
    I`ve always wanted to learn how to glass blow.
  21. Profile photo of arcticsheep
    arcticsheep Male 13-17
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    January 2, 2009 at 7:43 pm
    fascinating :)
  22. Profile photo of MetroStation
    MetroStation Female 13-17
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    January 2, 2009 at 7:47 pm
    wow, that was actually pretty interesting.
  23. Profile photo of last_ninja
    last_ninja Male 18-29
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    January 2, 2009 at 7:48 pm
    that was so amazing. i will now abandon my job, wife and children to pursue a life of marble making
  24. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    January 2, 2009 at 8:00 pm
    That`s pretty kick ass.
  25. Profile photo of 643197
    643197 Male 18-29
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    January 2, 2009 at 8:00 pm
    that was pretty awesome.
  26. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
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    January 2, 2009 at 8:00 pm
    Actually that looked simpler than I thought. Like a two step process before QA.
  27. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    January 2, 2009 at 8:04 pm
    Sure kept my attention! o.o
  28. Profile photo of deltaumarcus
    deltaumarcus Male 18-29
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    January 2, 2009 at 8:13 pm
    The more you know
  29. Profile photo of 11Volcom11
    11Volcom11 Male 18-29
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    January 2, 2009 at 8:32 pm
    Surprisingly cool
  30. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
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    January 2, 2009 at 8:32 pm
    oooh marbles are awesome :)
  31. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    January 2, 2009 at 8:36 pm
    fascinating.
  32. Profile photo of Squab27
    Squab27 Male 13-17
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    January 2, 2009 at 8:50 pm
    awesome. Glass is so cool. now just think. thats how are bongs, bowls and dildos are made xD
  33. Profile photo of neveryours
    neveryours Female 13-17
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    January 2, 2009 at 8:57 pm
    dudeeee
    i love marbles! theyre so purty!
  34. Profile photo of 3002-3038
    3002-3038 Female 18-29
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    January 2, 2009 at 9:00 pm
    wonder how much they make a year
  35. Profile photo of Sociophobic
    Sociophobic Male 18-29
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    January 2, 2009 at 9:02 pm
    I never watch this show but I love the youtube vids
  36. Profile photo of DuHasstMich
    DuHasstMich Female 13-17
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    January 2, 2009 at 9:08 pm
    I love How It`s Made. <3
  37. Profile photo of neveryours
    neveryours Female 13-17
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    January 2, 2009 at 9:12 pm
    wtf is with all the stupid pepsi commercial spam????
    mods?!?!?!!

    lol jk
    but i do find it odd...

  38. Profile photo of Phydeaux13
    Phydeaux13 Male 13-17
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    January 2, 2009 at 9:21 pm
    How It`s Made weirded me out too much ever since the "How It`s Made: Babies" episode O.O

    But seriously, love the show. And that`s pretty cool.

  39. Profile photo of keatonatron
    keatonatron Male 18-29
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    January 2, 2009 at 9:25 pm
    I would drip so much glass on myself... This would not be a good job for me.
  40. Profile photo of Grossen
    Grossen Male 18-29
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    January 2, 2009 at 9:25 pm
    Old-school fabrication crafts always interested me. Glass work and blacksmithing are just badass.
  41. Profile photo of alfietoon
    alfietoon Male 18-29
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    January 2, 2009 at 9:32 pm
    all i cud think the entire time the guy was hand making the marble is that it looked like a magic staff xD NERD ALERT!
  42. Profile photo of addler
    addler Male 13-17
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    January 2, 2009 at 9:34 pm
    glass and blacksmithing. two coolest things ever

    where did people come up with this stuff o.O

  43. Profile photo of jdjd5883
    jdjd5883 Male 18-29
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    January 2, 2009 at 10:08 pm
    i just want to reach out and grab the molten glass

    also, 3:04 hahahahahaha (think about it)

  44. Profile photo of sarahxoxo
    sarahxoxo Female 18-29
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    January 2, 2009 at 10:50 pm
    How It`s Made hypnotizes me.
  45. Profile photo of boredestlive
    boredestlive Female 13-17
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    January 2, 2009 at 11:23 pm
    surprising .
  46. Profile photo of Realbman
    Realbman Male 13-17
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    January 3, 2009 at 12:02 am
    That seems like alot of work just for marbles rofl
  47. Profile photo of Androgynous
    Androgynous Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2009 at 1:01 am
    ...Does anyone even...play with marbles anymore?
  48. Profile photo of -NeonCarrot-
    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
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    January 3, 2009 at 1:11 am
    How It`s Made is a Canadian show. w00t
  49. Profile photo of crazymagemia
    crazymagemia Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2009 at 1:20 am
    WoW =D
    I`d always wondered how they did that!
  50. Profile photo of jadedtortois
    jadedtortois Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2009 at 1:53 am
    That is amazing! I`ve always wanted to know. :D
  51. Profile photo of Ultimated
    Ultimated Male 13-17
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    January 3, 2009 at 1:56 am
    i want one of those big ones ^^
  52. Profile photo of beternal
    beternal Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2009 at 2:06 am
    all that work for one lil ball of glass that people will just smash up against others or trip people up with?!
  53. Profile photo of Shanir
    Shanir Male 30-39
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    January 3, 2009 at 2:34 am
    Wow i have loads of them ...
  54. Profile photo of dougsimpson
    dougsimpson Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2009 at 3:45 am
    WOW.. People make a living doing this. Too cool.
  55. Profile photo of Grizzzzzzzzz
    Grizzzzzzzzz Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2009 at 3:55 am
    actually pretty interesting :o
  56. Profile photo of Frogtango
    Frogtango Male 13-17
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    January 3, 2009 at 4:15 am
    wow thats amazing and looks pretty cool
  57. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2009 at 4:25 am
    `This marble now has a total of six layers, other models will ahve fewer, or more!` NO SH*T!!

    and i want a big marble..like, softball sized.

  58. Profile photo of makkaal
    makkaal Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2009 at 4:27 am
    Mh. Whaddaya know. Probably shouldn`t have thrown those away when I was a kid.
  59. Profile photo of GummyWurmz
    GummyWurmz Female 13-17
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    January 3, 2009 at 4:31 am
    I have seen something like this before. It really makes me want to make my own marble. Did anyone else notice how long it took? Like 16 hours to melt the first bit of glass and all the other pieces and then the thing at the end to cool it down? I didn`t know it was this complex.
  60. Profile photo of The-Sentinel
    The-Sentinel Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2009 at 4:32 am
    Wow! I know what I`m doing as my job :D
  61. Profile photo of vicious_liar
    vicious_liar Male 13-17
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    January 3, 2009 at 4:36 am
    Yeah they look really expensive when you look how much work they put in it but most marbles aren`t handmade...In another episode of how it`s made they showed a marble factory that makes two thousand marbles in 10 minutes...Yeah...that`s a lot. Still pretty cool. I really want a store where I can design my own marbles :P
  62. Profile photo of BoomBox
    BoomBox Male 13-17
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    January 3, 2009 at 4:57 am
    3:05. Anyone else thinking what I`m thinking..?
  63. Profile photo of SM25
    SM25 Male 13-17
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    January 3, 2009 at 5:46 am
    Looks like a hard task really
  64. Profile photo of quaintness
    quaintness Male 13-17
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    January 3, 2009 at 6:10 am
    I always thought marbles were kind of ugly..
  65. Profile photo of AOD-ninja
    AOD-ninja Female 13-17
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    January 3, 2009 at 6:23 am
    Saturday, January 3, 2009 4:57:42 AM
    3:05. Anyone else thinking what I`m thinking..?

    Yes.

  66. Profile photo of cookii
    cookii Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2009 at 7:47 am
    *wants a funky marble*
  67. Profile photo of MykeUK
    MykeUK Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2009 at 8:16 am
    All that just to make 5 marbles?
  68. Profile photo of jojobobisme
    jojobobisme Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2009 at 8:56 am
    Soo basically, its the typical glass blowing... without the blowing
  69. Profile photo of Boredx12
    Boredx12 Female 13-17
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    January 3, 2009 at 8:58 am
    this is the sort of thing i watch when I`m so bored there is no alternative :)
  70. Profile photo of CJ-Boy-2010
    CJ-Boy-2010 Male 13-17
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    January 3, 2009 at 10:43 am
    Sex in an orb of glass.
  71. Profile photo of SoxXxhXcxSeX
    SoxXxhXcxSeX Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2009 at 12:04 pm
    those marbles dont look anything to the marbles i have i have the ones that are like red,blue green and then yellow and rainbow and each one just has white inside.. X_x
    i bought them like in the 80s or like 90s dont remember
  72. Profile photo of spazking
    spazking Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2009 at 12:31 pm
    0:01 "people have been playing with small balls of sto-" stopped, done, already sexual
  73. Profile photo of nicholelibra
    nicholelibra Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2009 at 1:00 pm
    For the fear of getting burned alone I could never do that. Very Impressed.
  74. Profile photo of LadyMorgue
    LadyMorgue Female 30-39
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    January 3, 2009 at 1:07 pm
    Those pretty marbles they showed at the end... I had TONS of those as a kid. I never knew how much work went into making just one. If I had known that, I would have appreciated them more.
  75. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2009 at 1:38 pm
    Wow, I`ve always wondered.
  76. Profile photo of quiknas
    quiknas Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2009 at 1:40 pm
    i lost my marbles a long time ago
  77. Profile photo of gotoday
    gotoday Male 13-17
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    January 3, 2009 at 2:17 pm
    ooooooooo pretty :D
  78. Profile photo of jar-head
    jar-head Male 13-17
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    January 3, 2009 at 3:10 pm
    People have been playing with small balls long before the Egyptians my friend...
  79. Profile photo of yoimmylene
    yoimmylene Female 13-17
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    January 3, 2009 at 3:19 pm
    No wonder they can be so expensive.
  80. Profile photo of PinkAndGreen
    PinkAndGreen Female 13-17
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    January 3, 2009 at 6:33 pm
    Woah.

    I actually had a few marbles like that, but I had found it fun to smash them with a hammer when I was younger..

  81. Profile photo of JJXanadu
    JJXanadu Male 30-39
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    January 4, 2009 at 12:14 am
    >>i lost my marbles a long time ago

    Well, this guy can make you some new ones, and all it takes is stuff you find in your recycling bin, glass and wet newspaper... Amazing!!
    (oh, and stupidly hot fire, but whatever)

  82. Profile photo of JarvisKnot
    JarvisKnot Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2009 at 12:14 am
    I just watched this the other day
  83. Profile photo of jimbobsthebe
    jimbobsthebe Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2009 at 2:42 am
    "People have been playing with small balls long before the Egyptians my friend..."

    Yes I agree, people must have been using stone spheres for recreation long before then.

  84. Profile photo of yes_finn
    yes_finn Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2009 at 11:34 am
    reminds me of the chihuly exhibit
  85. Profile photo of firefliet
    firefliet Female 18-29
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    January 4, 2009 at 11:41 am
    How It`s Made! :D I love this show.

    I think the first few lines made everyone LOL, what with all the ball jokes going around here recently.

  86. Profile photo of viczko
    viczko Male 13-17
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    January 4, 2009 at 3:29 pm
    how would you like to be that guy shoveling the poo at the beginning. i bet he doesnt think marbles are so great
  87. Profile photo of xtreme_dude
    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2009 at 3:32 pm
    woah, that was actually interesting...WHATS WRONG WITH ME?!?!
  88. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2009 at 4:19 pm
    "they are used for industrial tests as well as games"

    and bombs, look up the kingdom lol

  89. Profile photo of ashwey
    ashwey Female 13-17
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    January 4, 2009 at 6:09 pm
    woah sounds like a task.
  90. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    January 4, 2009 at 8:07 pm
    "they are used for industrial tests as well as games"

    and bombs, look up the kingdom lol

  91. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    January 4, 2009 at 10:48 pm
    God I love this show.

    I want to go play with my marbles now...

  92. Profile photo of Slade8
    Slade8 Male 18-29
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    January 5, 2009 at 9:07 am
    That is awesome. Molten glass is one of the coolest substances ever. Anyone else want that machine at the beginning?
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    JihadAllah Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2009 at 11:20 pm
    My favorite show besides Psych
  94. Profile photo of FxyRoxy777
    FxyRoxy777 Female 18-29
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    January 7, 2009 at 9:36 am
    what a mission for some pretty glass. still cool though
  95. Profile photo of samidoll
    samidoll Female 18-29
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    January 9, 2009 at 4:51 pm
    i`m so impressed with how nonchalantly glass-blowers can do the things they do

    kyah ^-^

  96. Profile photo of Justin9235
    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2010 at 4:52 am
    Omg psych is totally the best show! And yeah glass blowing is hard as all hell, very impressive!

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