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    [- NEWS -] When water isn't wet!

    NEW YORK CITY-April 13, 2004 A new chemical concocted by scientists at the Tyco's Fire and Security Division looks and acts just like water except for one thing... it doesn't get things wet.

    During Tuesday's Good Morning America, a representative of Tyco Fire and Security displayed the amazing properties of the chemical that's called "Sapphire."

    The chemical has all the firefighting properties of water, yet it will not cause the damage to items that is usually associated with water.

    As part of a demonstration, Pelton submerged several items into a tank of Sapphire that was on the Good Morning America set. Books did not get wet. Electronics were not be destroyed. Items that were submerged in the liquid were dried in a matter of seconds, and showed no ill effects according to Charles Gibson, Diane Sawyer and other members of the Good Morning America staff who saw items plunged into it.





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    Very interesting! So many possibilities. I wonder if its poisonous to us. More information and pictures available @ the source.
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    wow thats cool.
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    Wow Thats amazing! but wonder what sorta posibilities this will lead to....:hmm:

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    I can't wait to have a swimming pool filled with it! This is just like my dream of swimming in mercury (but I won't because I would be dead within the week!!). It would be so cool to be able to jump in and not have to bring a towel (sorry, towelie!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by WorkShed
    This is just like my dream of swimming in mercury
    well in this case.. it wouldnt be a wet dream :big grin: :big grin:

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    Quote Originally Posted by WorkShed
    I can't wait to have a swimming pool filled with it! This is just like my dream of swimming in mercury (but I won't because I would be dead within the week!!). It would be so cool to be able to jump in and not have to bring a towel (sorry, towelie!)
    U would find it very hard to swim in Mercury. U would just float on its surface. Your way to light to be able to swim down in it.

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    There have been reports of people swimming in Mercury (most have died)

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    Mercury is fun!!!!

    you can basically hook up a hose a wash your whole house without any physical strain...nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by WorkShed
    There have been reports of people swimming in Mercury (most have died)
    Even Steel, just floats on top of it.

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    They mention this as a firefighting tool. I wonder how much it will cost. I've seen fires that required thousands of gallons of water. This stuff would have to be cheap to replace water. Remember the first Matrix movie when the sprinklers went off in the skyscraper, and there was like an inch of water on the ground and it was pouring out the window? How much of this stuff would be required to do the same job?
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    is that a portable tv?

    if so, that is awesome! i want one!
    (of course i doubt it.. the cord is hidden somewhere)
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    Quote Originally Posted by radstar
    is that a portable tv?

    if so, that is awesome! i want one!
    (of course i doubt it.. the cord is hidden somewhere)
    Look at the secund picture from the top left... the cord is betwen his thumb and pointerfinger...

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    i imagine you could drink it.. dunno what it would do to your inner workings though


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    lol...wouldn't make them wet

    I'm sure it's toxic, it's probably octofluorotrichlorohydrophophooctalase

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