This 2 ton acrylic slab was going to be the monolith in 2001: A Space Odyssey, but Kubrick rejected it and went with the iconic black design instead. londonist.com/london/secr…
Many procedures that are done in a dentist's office smell like a nail salon because both professions use the same type of acrylic, mostly for dentures/temporary crowns and fake nails respectively. healthymouthproject.com/t…
An illegal space sandwich is preserved in acrylic at the Grissom Museum in Indiana (given to Grissom after being smuggled on Gemini 3 in 1965) popularmechanics.com/spac…
Doctor Harold Ridley observed that acrylic shards (unlike glass) were not rejected from the eyes of WWII pilots whose canopies had shattered; he took this observation, and despite fierce opposition and doubt, pioneered the intraocular lens, and the miracle of modern cataract surgery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
James Taylor creates his own reinforced acrylic nails to avoid having to use guitar picks. youtu.be/7BqISqpMRo8
Lightning can be trapped in acrylic sheets. And look really cool when let out! blog.makezine.com/archive…
Acrylic prosthetic eyes [ "glass" eyes ] in adults need to be replaced every five to seven years after the first one or two years following the surgical removal of the eye. artificial-eye-clinic.com…
A woman traveled around US national parks, vandalizing them with acrylic paint "art" m.ibtimes.com/casey-nocke…
Dolly Parton wrote over 3,000 songs; one of which (9-5) she composed by running her acrylic nails back and forth across each other to create a rhythm. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9_t…
There is a HUGE (32.88 metres wide x 8.3 metres high x 750 mm thick) acrylic viewing panel at the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. It weighs 245,614 kg and the 'view' is free for all Dubai Mall visitors thedubaiaquarium.com/abou…
A Florida nail technician gave marine biologists the idea tho attach satellite tags to baby sea turtles using nail acrylic, finally mailing it possible to track them! (From npr) nmfs.noaa.gov/podcasts/20…
In 1972, in St. Peter's Basilica, Michelangelo's famous sculpture, "PietΓ‘", was attacked by a mentally disturbed geologist with a hammer yelling "I am Jesus Christ!" After the damage was restored, the statue was put back in its place behind a bulletproof acrylic glass panel. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/P…
A company called Stoneridge Engineering sells lichtenburg figure art- acrylic blocks with lightning tracks running through them. capturedlightning.com/fra…
Armored ground crickets squirt their own acrylic blood as a defense mechanism. If they squirt to much though, they run the risk of being eaten by their own kind. news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/e…
Scientists can make a lightning sculpture (Lichtenburg Figure) in a block of acrylic with a particle accelerator and ~6 million volts of electricity. youtube.com/watch?v=xoKlo…
The "drying" of oil paint is not due to evaporation of water or other solvents, but instead to atmospheric oxygen forming crosslinks between oil molecules, polymerizing them into a solid. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry…
There is a 82 foot tall aquarium that holds more than 1,500 fish and has a glass elevator that runs up and down the center of the tank. It has to be cleaned by divers, three or four times each day. The German AquaDom is the largest freestanding cylindrical aquarium in the world mashable.com/2015/08/01/a…
Some artists between 16th and 19th centuries used a type of brown paint called Mummy Brown, which was made from ground up Egyptian mummies. ancient-origins.net/ancie…
Farmers in Japan grow square watermelons to maximize storage capacity articles.cnn.com/2001-06-…
ONE-way Bullet Proof Glass - allows you to shoot back through the glass while protected youtube.com/watch?v=m7JU8…
Crystal balls must be kept covered when taken outside as they can focus sun light to points very close to their surface. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cry…
Sarah Jessica Parker's perfume is very effective at stripping the finish off hardwood floors. Ask me how I know.

My wife dropped a sample vial of perfume, which promptly shattered when it hit the floor. In less than a minute, I'd returned with a wet paper towel to wipe it up, and there was a perfect, splash-shaped area of bare wood. We're moving tomorrow; there goes our deposit. :)

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