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How you can create an "oobleck", just like the one Dr. Seuss wrote about in "Bartholomew and the Oobleck"

Posted at 1:39 PM, Mar 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-05 15:39:56-05

If you're a fan of Dr. Seuss, you probably know all about the book "Bartholomew and the Oobleck".

Well, did you know you can create an oobleck easily at home?

Budah found out how to do it at Clark Planetarium.

Cynthia Checketts with Clark Planetarium explained that an oobleck, often called instant quicksand, is actually a non-Newtonian fluid.

You can make it with cornstarch and water.

When it's mixed, it appears solid when handled or hit, and acts like a fluid when no pressure is applied.

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