Magnetic Thinking Putty
  • Magnetic Thinking Putty

Magnetic Thinking Putty

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    All Mighty Magnet picking up some magnetic thinking putty

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    with an Almighty Magnet!

    Thinking Putty's unique properties mean it doesn't react quite like any other substance known to man. It will bounce, but with enough force it will also shatter. It will stretch, but you can also tear and snap it. But most incredible of all is that this particular putty is mysteriously magnetic! As David Coleman used to say, "Quite remarkable".

    There's very little that can't be achieved with a tin of Thinking Putty and the bare minimum of effort:
    • It bounces...
    • It stretches and squishes...
    • It lifts print from newspapers...
    • It snaps, crackles and pops...
    • It shears and tears...
    • It melts and drips...
    • It even shatters!
    What's more, Magnetic Thinking Putty has unique and mind-blowingly awesome magnetic properties. Each piece is embedded with millions of tiny micromagnets. When the putty is stretched, moulded, or shaped, these magnets all face in random directions. This cancels out their magnetic charge and behaves like all any other Thinking Putty.

    Here's just some of the many tricks you can do using Strange Attractor:
    • Attract a magnet or other pieces of Strange Attractor
    • Repel a magnet and then attract it back again
    • Lock a tendril in space against gravity
    • Reveal the shape of the field lines emanating from a permanent magnet
    • Move, roll, and lift a magnet from a distance
    • Melt around a magnet and the putty will actually lift it off the table
    Magnetic Thinking Putty 3

    3" and 4" tins available

    Magnetic Thinking Putty is perfect for stress and tension relief, as a desktop or office toy and as a cure for boredom. Now, thanks to Firebox, you can own a tin packed with around 90g of the stuff, ready to put to work for whatever cause you see fit.

    Watching people react to Putty is truly a unique experience. Maybe you just look at it, hesitant to touch something that might be "sticky" or "gooey". Perhaps you aren't comfortable playing with a toy in front of your workmates? Eventually, though, your subconscious wins over, it'll be in your hands, and you'll never put it down! Squeezing, stretching, and shaping. You won't even realize it's there! As it melts your stress away your creative potential will be unleashed!

    ...Once you pick Thinking Putty up, you won't put it down.


    How does it do that?!
    Thinking Putty is a dilatant compound, (which means it becomes solid under the influence of pressure), and it displays four different properties on four different time scales:
    • At very long timescales, it behaves like a liquid spreading out onto a flat surface.
    • At moderate timescales, Thinking Putty stretches like a plastic solid.
    • At short timescales, it bounces like an elastic solid.
    • At very short timescales (the impact of a high-speed projectile), Thinking Putty simply shatters.
    The complicated answer to all this: click here.

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