By Andrew Liszewski
As a kid you might have been mesmerized by the amazing properties of Silly Putty, but a few high school chemistry classes later and you realize it’s just science doing its thing. But this Magnetic Thinking Putty, available from Vat19 for just $13.50, is a whole new world of mystery. Ok probably not, unless you didn’t take any physics classes in high school since it’s basically regular Silly Putty infused with “millions of tiny micron-sized magnets.” But it’s those tiny magnets that breathe new life into those globs of silicone rubber.
Each tin of Magnetic Thinking Putty also includes a super-strong neodymium iron boron magnet that lets you start playing with your new ‘toy’ as soon as you take it out of the packaging. Now given the highly viscous nature of the putty you’ll need a bit of patience to truly enjoy its properties, but if you’ve got a camera with time-lapse capabilities you can create somewhat unsettling videos like this one. Oddly enough the magnet was never seen or heard from again…
And since I can’t get enough of them, and assume there’s at least one or two of you out there who feel the same, I’ve included a couple more videos of Magnetic Thinking Putty in action after the jump.