Sep 05 2012

I do not own a swimming pool

And that’s a good thing, because I could never bear to fill it with just plain ordinary water.

Although…you probably can’t keep squid in custard, either.


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  1. 1
    Big Boppa

    Mmmmmm…..squid in custard.

  2. 2
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Could work.

    Salt’n’peppar squid and marinated octopus greek style .. YUM!

    Custard calamari .. hmm.. I’d try it once and see. Could be a sweet way to serve seafood.

    Walking on custard – great fun. Never tried it, sure it would be. Messy but. Wonder how long before it would go very badly off tho’ or does custard not do that?

  3. 3

    They could have saved some money and watched the Mythbusters episode where they did the same thing, but then they would have missed out on all the fun.

  4. 4

    It’s the Hamster!

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    tim rowledge, Ersatz Haderach

    you probably can’t keep squid in custard

    How would you even know?
    Drop squid in custard.
    Wait a moment.
    Squid engages cloaking device.
    Do you have a squid in custard?

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    The video oversimplifies things a bit. Not all non Newtonian fluids act that way, only rheopectic fluids.

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    Eric Walten

    @ronster666 (#3): Them just watching the Mythbusters episode would have been difficult, considering the Brainiac episode aired more than 3 years before the Mythbusters episode.

  8. 8

    I wonder how they will empty the custard out. Also, i wonder how safe the custard is if you sink up to your chest, could you still breathe ok?

  9. 9

    Top Gear is an awesome show- hilarious.

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    Oh… wait. Maybe that’s not such a good idea.

  11. 11
    Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

    Fortunately the custard-dwelling squid was hunted to extinction after the Great Apple Crumble Disaster of 1904.

  12. 12

    So that’s what Subaru cars use in their limited-slip differentials? }: )

  13. 13

    They’ve got Hamster. Now they just need James May to drive a Rolls Royce into the custard swimming pool.

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    John Morales

    I see things like this, and I can’t help but think of the huge amount of food wasted.

  15. 15

    I see things like this, and I can’t help but think of the huge amount of food wasted.

    That would be a huge quantity of very bad industrial food! Real custard does not contain cornstarch.

    Despite my recent, and probably regrettable, Top Gear addiction, it took my brain a moment to shift gears and recognize Hammond. Now I’m going to have to go look for more Brainiac clips.

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    John Morales

    Trebuchet, yeah, twenty-seven thousand litres of very bad industrial food — it would take a starving person to care to eat such, no?

    (lucky there ain’t such people in the world, then)


  17. 17

    Lord John walks on custard. Now let Lord John turn any liquid into wine, except fruit juice.

    So how did they get the custard out of the pool and what did they do with it?

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    At least Mythbusters don’t fake their explosions.

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    Ah Braniac! A paragon of poor science, entirely intellectually bereft, hosted by the horrible and moronic Jeremy Clarkson sycophant Richard Hammond.

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    I do have what used to be a swimming pool. I never thought of filling it with non-Newtonian fluid.

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    I just have a problem with any of the guys on top gear being on a show that has “brain” in the name and it not being about brain damage.

  22. 22

    Meh. I walk on magma all the time. I use something called “Tectonic Plates” to insulate my feet.

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