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Olinguito
1217398.  Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:54 pm Reply with quote

I'm surprised custard was not mentioned as an example of a non-Newtonian fluid commonly found in homes. Non-Newtonian fluids were first mentioned in an episode in Series C, where Stephen Fry asked: "Could Jesus walk on custard?" There was also a brief footage of Braniac's Jon Tickle walking on a swimming pool filled with custard.

And non-Newtonian fluids cropped up again in Series I, where Stephen made "wavy green people" out of water and corn flour on a loudspeaker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClqRFpQuaZ8.

 
14-11-2014
1217467.  Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:28 am Reply with quote

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Non-Newtonian fluids were first mentioned in an episode in Series C

Not the best episode, sometimes Toksvig is too dowdy to deal with Fry'ish remarks of comedians, but this type of application of such a fluid was new. Somewhere between walking and the Mythbusters trying to use it to stop a bullet.

Wikipedia wrote:
this mixture's properties as a non-Newtonian liquid might allow it to stop a bullet. However, 6 thin bags full of the liquid failed to stop the bullet from a Glock pistol.

 
Jenny
1217501.  Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:39 am Reply with quote

I think Sandi did mention custard very briefly in passing without elaborating.

 

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