250 Pounds of Silly Putty at Google

Silly Putty

Google Associate Product Manager Clay Bavor was “curious to see what 250 pounds of Silly Putty would look like”.

The problem was that once together, Silly Putty doesn’t like to come apart, and none of us had any idea of how to deal with this effect. We tried everything: very strong people (didn’t work), scissors (stabbing worked, slicing didn’t), 28-gauge steel wire (broke), 22-gauge steel wire (broke), 16-gauge steel wire (too thick), and twisting and breaking (worked well for “smaller” pieces — under five pounds, that is.)

via Google Blog