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Since the 17th century, Prince Rupert’s drops have puzzled scientists. The drops are made by dipping a bead of molten soda-lime or flint glass in cold water, which forms a tadpole-shaped piece of glass.

Your cell phone and other electronic equipment you carry about all owe a legacy to Prince Rupert’s drops. Feature image supplied by: AsdfirePL – DeviantArt

Video supplied by:  Smithsonian magazine.

Fascinating stuff.  I hope you enjoyed this video.  Thanks to the Smithsonian Institute. To find out more about the Smithsonian Institute

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