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Interactive Ferrofluid Sculptures

By: on June 17, 2013
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In researching all of the uses for Interactive Ferrofluid Sculptures, I found myself continuously returning to one standout: time waster. The hypnotizing borosilicate glass vials filled with mutable elemental amoebas will probably suck up most of my Monday, and I don't even have one in front of me. I'm just watching the video, dude.

Available in two sizes, the smaller of which comes with a detachable magnet for spiking, gliding, and dividing the ferrite, and the larger a pair of magnetic styli (woot! woot! plural of stylus), the sculptures are set in sturdy, CNC-machined enclosures. Their proprietary clear suspension liquid promises to display cloudless, detailed ferrite activity without staining for years to come.

Smaller Ferrofluid Sculptures measure 4-1/2" tall x 2" in diameter, and big boys are 6" tall x 3" in diameter. Recommended for ages 18 and up. You know what else I recommend for ages 18 and up? All restaurants serving alcohol, sporting events, ice cream shops, and zoos.

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Tritium Keychains

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Internal Fire Glass Vortex Spheres

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