Watch the Laws of Physics Come to Life as Magnetic Putty Devours Everything

By Maddie Stone on at

Silly putty is pretty weird stuff, but magnetic putty is like an alien life form. Not only can it be twisted, stretched, and compressed every which way, give this souped-up putty enough time and it’ll devour your magnetic objects like a voracious amoeba, all thanks to the laws of magnetism.

Visual effects master Joey Shanks uses time lapse to create stunning videos of magnetic putty in action. Check out the video below to learn about Shank’s process and the science of magnetism. And, of course, to watch putty devour shit. Sometimes, it’s the simple pleasures in life.

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