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Oct 24, 2013

Can a Sponge Absorb Mercury?


A sponge is a sponge because its porous material is able to absorb liquid of any kind. But what about liquid metal? Can a sponge actually absorb the heavy quicksilver material known as mercury? Not at all. At best, a little bit of mercury goop gets caught on top of the sponge and slides away like its T-1000 shaping itself back together.

2 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

Interesting, I guess the sponge finally has it's nemesis!

The Offender said...

There are many different types of sponges. I assume some can, and others cannot.