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Water Balls

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Water Balls. The substance comes in contact with air, loses its polar ability and sticks to itself, making water balls. Balls!
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Hits: 43660 | Favorites: 96 | Emailed: 82 | Rating: 3.2 | Category: Science | Date: 11/10/2008
 
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chem_teacher
Male, 40-49, Australia
 2 Posts
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 7:07:37 AM
i hate fakers. i teach chemistry and these balls are a super absorbent polymer. Check here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superabsorb...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw0x79uil...
http://science.howstuffworks.com/questio...
this is sometimes marketed as "watersorb" (check ebay) or you can buy it in coloured bead form here:
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sk...
(my students adored them) They CANNOT be made in the method outlined here, but i guess ignorant losers have nothing better to do than pollute the web with useless crap like this and try to mislead those that are interested in finding out the truth

chem_teacher
Male, 40-49, Australia
 2 Posts
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 7:05:28 AM
i hate fakers. i teach chemistry and these balls are a super absorbent polymer. Check here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superabsorb...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw0x79uil...
http://science.howstuffworks.com/questio...
this is sometimes marketed as "watersorb" (check ebay) or you can buy it in coloured bead form here:
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sk...
(my students adored them) They CANNOT be made in the method outlined here, but i guess ignorant losers have nothing better to do than pollute the web with useless crap like this and try to mislead those that are interested in finding out about the

maekol
Male, 18-29, Western US
 20 Posts
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 3:29:17 PM
water hack!

yojimbo122
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 30 Posts
Thursday, May 21, 2009 6:24:21 PM
why did one fall out and BOUNCE away at 2:31

iluvpink13
Female, 18-29, Canada
 1418 Posts
Thursday, May 21, 2009 12:49:49 AM
yosemine, i also lurked on i-a-b for a few years before joining, since u can view without joining. took a few years b4 i felt strongly enough about something to actually sign up so i could comment.
o and i also call shenanigans on this, eventhough i wish it was real. that would be cool.

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