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(13th June 2015, 04:25)abaris Wrote: Does anybody remember, there were these smallish glass objects with colored liquids inside them. If you held them in your palm, the liquid started to bubble. Try as I might, I can't recall how they were called. Maybe I never knew in the first place, but they were all the rage for a period in time.
Here's what I was talking about earlier. Slime wasn't the real deal unless it had worms.
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14th June 2015, 12:21 (This post was last modified: 14th June 2015, 12:22 by abaris. )
(14th June 2015, 11:40)zebo-the-fat Wrote: The liquid that bubbled in your hand was Dichloromethane I think, a very low boiling point so the heat of your hand would boil it. Also used in those "drinking birds" for the same reason.
Yeah, but what was that gimmick called? It looked like a sandclock and if you closed your palm around it, the liquid bubbled to the upper end. A bit like communicating vessels.
I can't even search for it, since I don't know what to look for.
14th June 2015, 14:28 (This post was last modified: 14th June 2015, 14:34 by Secular Elf. )
(12th June 2015, 15:58)Cthulhu Dreaming Wrote: Surely I can't be the only one to remember Pop Rocks?
I remember Pop Rocks quite well. Candy that sizzled in your mouth. Would not advise drinking cola with them though.
I also remember: candy cigarettes, the bobbing glass bird that wore a hat, a little plastic gorilla that smoked tiny cigarettes, trading stickers that were goofy takes on then current advertising (e.g. "shake and quake" for Shake 'N Bake)--those really cracked me up.
(12th June 2015, 23:51)Cthulhu Dreaming Wrote:
On a similar note, everyone and his brother was into nunchaku in the late 70s. Can't tell you how many times I took a shot to the bollocks.