Wednesday, April 27, 2011

About vanishing water

Saw this post about "vanishing water" and remembered a true story from neighbor lab.

A student new to the lab threw down the pipe some gel after electrophoresis. Little she knew that it was one of these water superabsorbents... The pipe apparently became clogged, as no water could pass, but plumber couldn't understand how he still could lower his cleaning chain almost without resistance, hehe.