Silly putty is a pretty weird substance, but magnetic putty is like an alien life form. Not only can it be twisted, stretched, and compressed every which way, give this souped-up putty enough time and it’ll devour your magnetic objects like a voracious amoeba, all thanks to the laws of magnetism.
Sure, you've seen the master mutant powers of magnetic putty before and how its snake-like unhinging ability can completely engulf an object. It's the work of magic! Or the closest thing we have to magical powers (magnets). PBS Digital Studios and Shanks FX teamed up to have a bit of fun with magnetic putty and…
Think Silly Putty is just fun and games? Not always! Just watch this magnetic putty completely devour a rare-earth magnet. It's not as instantaneous as this time-lapse video makes it seem but it still ends up engulfing the entire magnet.