A man, his oobleck, and his hydraulic press

FYFD alerts us to this video of a well-accented man, his oobleck, and his hydraulic press:

The man is from the Hydraulic Press Channel.

FYFD adds some charmed explanation of the goings on:

Oobleck is probably the Internet’s favorite non-Newtonian fluid. People vibrate it, run across it,shoot it, drop it, and even use it to fix potholes. But how does oobleck hold up to a hydraulic press? Fortunately, that’s been covered, too. Oobleck is a mixture of cornstarch and water, and it’s a bit unusual in that it is a shear-thickening material. That means that the faster you try to deform it, the more it will resist that deformation. Knowing this makes the above video’s results make more sense.

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The Hydraulic Press Channel presses out other videos, of which this next one, titled “Can you fold paper more than 7 times with hydraulic press?”, is perhaps the most famous:

3 Responses to “A man, his oobleck, and his hydraulic press”

  1. Gregory Amarantos Says:

    May i ask a stupid question? What is FYFD?

  2. Matiss Stein Says:

    Damn modern technology.

  3. Jorge Simon Says:

    So much pressure. Those hydraulic videos are getting popular on youtube!

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