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Finally Some Real Innovation! Polymer Spit Balls Grow To 200x Their Original Size

Spit Balls (Images courtesy Edmund Scientific)
By Andrew Liszewski

It’s nice to see when innovations in science and technology trickle down to the grade school level where they can directly benefit students. No longer will hoodlums have to settle for Kleenex-based spit balls since they can now take advantage of advanced polymers to rain down terror on their fellow classmates. Available from Edmund Scientific for $4.95 a pack, these Spit Balls will grow to 200x their original size and according to the packaging will “Slip, Slide, Bounce & Explode” which are essential qualities when it comes to spit ball engineering.

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  • mcman

    So, they'll grow to the size of a chick pea. They look like tiny paint balls which they should be filled with.

  • chaosoldier

    Interesting… And how to they propose these be fired??? they appear to be to large to fit through a straw.

  • Jessicat

    You mean they look like airsoft/bb balls, because traditional paintball sizes are about the size of a melon ball…

  • Jessicat

    Get a McDonald's straw, they could fit a handful. Those straws are way too big, no wonder people who eat there get fat, look how fast they are downing their sodas.

  • Jessicat

    I don't know why, but I want a bag so badly. I would bring them to work and give everyone some and make a video. Then we'd tell you how good they are. I don't know why it looks like fun. Probably because I play airsoft and paintball… so I enjoy shooting balls at people…

  • charliehorse43

    I could have used these when I was a kid.

  • ojone87

    if only i had these when i was in school

  • mcman

    I said “tiny” paint balls Jess. Get with the program girl.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Martin-Murd/1628091753 Martin Murd

    And they will probably be never sold in my country :(

  • chaosoldier

    Are you sure you don't just enjoy shooting peoples balls??

  • chaosoldier

    well your reference to the chick pea is saying they are about the size of a paintball.. someone would just have to get some and see.

  • chaosoldier

    this all depends on how large they really are… who knows.. and I'm referring to the spit ball things.

  • Jessicat

    I haven't had any ball shots yet, just head shots. I joked for the bucky ball contest, that I wanted them so I would have balls I wasn't tempted to shoot.

  • chaosoldier

    Ha ha, head shots probably suck the most in paintball. I got shot in the face mask once and had paint splattered all in my mouth, so I promptly duct taped up my mask so that I never have to taste paint again; and it's much easier to clean I must say.

  • http://SlySpyder.com Tosh

    lol, nice.

  • thach1130

    wonder what happens when you force someone to ingest a bag of this stuff ^__^.

  • ojone87

    but when do they expand? mid flight or after theyve made impact?

  • chaosoldier

    I think you have to soak them in water/saliva first.

  • bakuteh

    Man, I hope I don't accidentally swollow one of these while shooting it. I do that sometimes..DOH!

  • franco1975

    Try it then report back to us please. [insert evil laughter]

  • Nikkita Croix

    It's hard to see, but in the photo it looks like it includes a straw in the bag on top of the balls.

    Also they're cheaper to buy directly from DuneCraft ($3.99) http://www.dunecraft.com/products/spitballs.htm , and they charge less on shipping.

  • mcman

    It says they will grow to 200x their original size. Furthermore, a chick pea is hardly the size of a paint ball. I should know as I live in a hut made from chick pea mash. And by chick pea mash I mean wood and concrete.

  • mcman

    It says they will grow to 200x their original size. Furthermore, a chick pea is hardly the size of a paint ball. I should know as I live in a hut made from chick pea mash. And by chick pea mash I mean wood and concrete.