Thursday, November 05, 2009

Another part of my childhood - gone!

It's so nice to see polymer technology being used to produce such useful items, such as spitballs.

Isn't it enough that us old timers have to lecture young people about how we use to have to get up to change the TV channel? How we would actually go to this place called a library if we needed to do research for a school project? How we would have to buy a whole album of music by one artist even if we only wanted one song?

Now we can add to the list the tales of how we would make spitballs by chewing on paper or tissues, how getting the right amount of saliva and paper was essential (see, we were budding rheologists and didn't even know it!). Now that is all done for them. Oh the loss.

Times move on.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great blog! What would be main mechanism for spitballs behavior?