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Mercury Fish

Theo Gray (featured previously at Neatorama) cast this fish out of a metal you rarely see made into sculpture -mercury! To keep the shape, he had to cool it to –320°F (-212°C) with liquid nitrogen. When mercury is cooled that much, it acts like tin or other metals we are more familiar with. http://www.popsci.com/mercuryfish -via Boing Boing


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That fish isn't gonna last long... maybe just enough for the photo to be taken.

Liquid nitrogen is pretty expensive and vaporizes really fast due to the much higher ambient temperature.
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