Utter and complete geek joy.

It was Mark who first told me about Oobleck (non-Newtonian fluid made out of cornstarch and water).  I’ve had a vague desire to play with it ever since (and since that was at least 20 years ago, it’s a pretty freakin’ vague desire.  I think if I was that interested in playing with the stuff, I could have gooped up a batch of it by now).

However, there’s so much fun to be had with it.  The Mythbusters played with it in lieu of Ninja water-walking, and YouTube is full of ooblecky videos.  But BoingBoing showed me this one today, which I just love: a half-sheet pan of oobleck + a subwoofer = geekly joy.



  1. I’ve played with oobleck (although I didn’t know it had a name), but I’ve never tried that. Sounds like a good rainy day project to do with AJ.

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  2. Oobleck is so cool! But if you make it in a bathtub, be prepared to carry it out in buckets.

    The next-to-last episode of Numbers had oobleck (although they just called it non-Newtonian fluid) and people ran across it!

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  3. Oh, Harriet – from what I’ve read of AJ, he would LOVE Oobleck.

  4. Oh MAN. That is creeping me out.

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