Extraordinary spray-on coating makes any object almost indestructible

September 16, 2016 by  
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Line-X sells a range of tough, durable coatings meant to help line the beds of trucks to protect the vehicle from rain and other elements. However, as the team from YouTube channel How Ridiculous recently found out, it can also be used to render everyday objects virtually indestructible – including melons, eggs, and even lightbulbs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeCH7czRPz8&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=HowRidiculous In a recent video, the team sprayed a whole watermelon with Line-X and threw it off a 150-foot tower. Rather than smashing into pulp at the bottom, the melon harmlessly bounced off the ground and flew back into the air. (The inside of the watermelon, however, was reduced to mush.) Naturally, this got the amateur scientists thinking about how the spray would affect more fragile objects. Related: Incredible coating makes watermelon bounce after 150-foot drop In their latest video, they put Line-X to the test on both a lightbulb and an egg – and miraculously, after being thrown from an incredible height, neither object shattered on impact. (Of course, that doesn’t mean the contents came out unharmed.) However, the video did uncover one thing Line-X can’t do – apparently the tough coating won’t protect a bowling ball from being dropped on the head of an axe. + Line X + How Ridiculous Via Sploid

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Mark Bittman Asks: Why Don’t Farm Animals Get the Same Respect (or Treatment) As Pets?

March 18, 2011 by  
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Image: REL Waldman via flickr We’ve seen devastating footage from inside slaughterhouses before, but I was caught by surprise when a former colleague thought aloud on Facebook about giving up pork because pigs are intelligent and sentient beings. He’s from Texas, is not vegetarian, and loves his bacon, but he’d watched a recent video that Mercy For Animals put out showing a behind-the-scenes look at Smithfield facilities, and the cruelty was too mu..

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Mark Bittman Asks: Why Don’t Farm Animals Get the Same Respect (or Treatment) As Pets?

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