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The Weird Science Behind Oobleck (Water + Cornstarch)

The harder you stir oobleck, the thicker it gets. Hit it hard enough and it instantly shatters. (Andrew Curran/CC BY-ND 2.0)
The harder you stir oobleck, the thicker it gets. Hit it hard enough and it instantly shatters. (Andrew Curran/CC BY-ND 2.0)

Oobleck, named for a gooey substance that fell from the sky in a Dr. Seuss story and ubiquitous at elementary school science fairs, is just...

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