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Puzzle ID:#39921
Fun:*** (2.48)
Difficulty:** (1.49)
Category:Science
Submitted By:shenqiangAcn****!!

 

 

 



John spilt some molten metal on his hand. However, he didn't get burnt.

How can this be possible?





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Comments

CatsAreCute**
Jan 07, 2008

Really fun!
rockstar1234567Aca*
Jan 08, 2008

Well.................Good
easy................why would you put mercury in your mouth anyway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
unklemykeAus*
Jan 22, 2008

People have been putting mercury in their mouths for years, they just usually encase it in glass - haven't you ever taken your temperature with a mercury thermometer? Also, during most od the 20th century, tooth cavities were filled with an amalgam of silver and mercury - are you sure you haven't been putting mercury in your mouth??
besmartbabyAba*
Feb 01, 2008

Simple but fun!!! Loved it!
fizzmaisterAus*
Feb 13, 2008

It could also have been one of the metals that melts just above room temperature (but it doesn't burn).
kunjuAin*
Jun 29, 2008

loved this teaser
Wa11E*en*
Sep 24, 2008

Don't try this at home the fumes are hazardous and the element is poison (it is found in some fish and shell fish)
btw - it is not molten as in applied heat it is in liquid state at room temperature

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