Gallium is a silvery metal with atomic number 31. It’s used in semiconductors and LEDs, but the cool thing about it is its melting point, which is only about 85 degrees Fahrenheit. If you hold a solid gallium crystal in your hand, your body heat will cause it to slowly melt into a silvery metallic puddle. Pour it into a dish, and it freezes back into a solid.
While you probably shouldn’t lick your fingers after playing with it, gallium isn’t toxic and won’t make you crazy like mercury does. And if you get tired of it, you can melt it onto glass and make yourself a mirror.
Someone get me this for my non-birthday.
THIS WAS IN A BOOK I READ IN SCIENCE AND SCIENTISTS USED TO MOLD THEM INTO SPOONS AND THEN GIVE THEM TO OTHER PEOPLE WITH THEIR TEA AND THE SPOONS WOULD JUST MELT AND THE SCIENTISTS WOULD LAUGH AS THE PEOPLE GOT ALL FLUSTERED LITERALLY NO ONE ELSE FOUND IT AS FUNNY AS I DID
People are acting like this is some new stuff. I posted a picture about this, like 2 years ago with a cool description about gallium. In fact, it was a better picture too. How many notes did I get? Like 2. And I’m the science nerd here.
Reason number 458743925 to adore Ed Sheeran
seriously IN LOVE with this him
this is why I’m in love with him ok he’s perfect
Omg bless his soul
Heart is meltinggggg. I can’t do thissssss. Oh my gosh.
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Me walking into school: “This place is too crowded. Too many cool kids.”
I can not count the number of times this trick has saved my ass.
And people say Tumblr doesn’t teach you life skills…
this will come in handy one day
ATTENTION GRADUATING CLASS OF 2013: COLLEGE SURVIVAL 101
so my sister showed me this today thought it’d be a good thing to share on tumblr:
A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stamp on it and really mess it up but do not rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty is was. She then told them to tell it they’re sorry. Now even though they said they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it. That is what happens when a child bully’s another child, they may say they’re sorry but the scars are there forever. The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message hit home. Pass it on or better yet, if you’re a parent or a teacher, do it with your child/children.
such a powerful story
tragic yet beautiful
The sad moment when you realize how alone you actually are. No one ever messages you on Facebook first or texts you first or anything. So it gets to the point where you don’t want to put in the effort with people who don’t put in any effort for you, so you end up spending your life at home, never going anywhere.
This is such an awesome ad
What happens when you scream out of your window in Sweden at night
> Imagine walking there as a tourist not knowing wtf is going on lol.
> I was expecting like 30 Scandinavians running out of buildings coming to help you.
> Hope no one is ever mugged at around 10pm in Sweden.
> That was so much cooler than I expected.
send me nudes and i’ll rate your parents’ disappointment
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