OOOOOh, Ooblek!

The liquid that’s a solid, the solid that’s a liquid.  It’s a non-Newtonian fluid, just like ketchup.  It defies normal classification of matter and reminds us that the norm is not always what is.  Looking at this picture you can see that any attempts to keep the mess in control were futile.  If attempting ooblek at home, think about an outdoor space that won’t mind some cornstarch mixed in, or find a powerful vacuum.  Fortunately this room can handle it, and I must say I’ve seen it messier.

My wish for you:  May you have a messy science moment in your near future…  Happy Wednesday!