Late last week, strange sponge-like clumps began washing ashore in northern France. By the weekend, thousands of the foamy yellow balls were seen along nearly 20 miles of the coastline. Local authorities aren’t sure where the unsightly stuff is coming from, and an investigation is currently underway.
An explosion at a power substation in Philadelphia left 2,700 people without power and set off the station’s fire suppression systems. Then, an impressive quantity of foam spewed out and eventually spilled over into an street below.
The town of Penmarch, on the northwestern tip of France, isn’t famous for anything—yet. But wait until FoamHeads get a load of this. Penmarch is POISED to become the world’s number one vacation destination for fish froth enthusiasts.
Here’s an easy way to both clean an entire house while totally destroying it in the process: release expanding foam that will cause a huge explosion and spray foam everywhere. It’s a fun little thing to see happen (especially if it’s not your home) because the foam monster grows and grows and shoots its guts…
As a kid, I strapped a Nerf gun to my bicycle so I could dive bomb the neighborhood kids, while traveling—I imagined—at five times the speed of sound. As an adult, I’ve carried a foam-firing blaster to no fewer than three jobs. But a funny thing happened last year: I realized my old guns weren’t any good anymore.
It’s the last thing you want to find floating on your backyard pool, but a Mississippi-based company called Bloom has developed a way to turn algae, that green slimy goo that makes it unpleasant to swim in a lake, into eco-friendly foam for use in yoga mats, sandals, or luggage.
The colors! The colors! Holy cow, the colors. The world destroyer that is the red hot nickel ball got put to task on floral foam and the result is an awesome burn through that unleashes so many colors and then creates scales and pretty much topples the entire foam tower. Always a pleasure, red hot nickel ball.
At most you can customize a chair bought at a furniture store with a throw pillow or a blanket. But Keren Shiker’s wonderful Sink In seat actually starts off as a large bundle of foam pieces that have to be slid around before you can comfortably sit.
Fizzics is a new gadget that’s precision engineered to perfectly pour your beer. It’s an impressively designed toy. I just tried it, and OK, maybe I’m a little drunk, but I think I’m in love.
Many of us have shared the guilty twinge of pouring a box of packing peanuts into a trash bag, knowing that our convenient foam waste will end up sitting in a landfill for the next few thousand years. Soon, however, we may be able to juice these little nuts for energy.
Watch this high-density polyurethane foam raise concrete slabs thanks to the magic of physics. The foam, called PolyLEVEL, is applied through a hole drilled in the concrete, expanding under the concrete and pushing it up.
A bit of grease from pizza residue or lipstick doesn't do too much to eliminate soda bubbles, but if flattens the head on beer. Why?
I think it's well known that beer is one of mankind's greatest inventions. But aside from the perfect taste, and ability to make in-laws seem magically more tolerable, it turns out that beer also has its very own built-in anti-spill mechanism.
Mikey Please and his team spent one year making this astonishing six minute long stop motion film using just styrofoam. It's so perfect I thought it was 3D. I can't even imagine the amount of work they needed to make a piece of foam wave with the wind.
There's a reason brands like Nerf and Tonka are popular with parents: it's because they're almost impossible for kids to destroy. So Marblue decided to take a similar approach with its headphones designed for kids, by making the frame out of nearly indestructible foam. And of course, they called them Headfoams.
Reddit user Geeky_ shows how a scrap car can be magically transformed into an exotic sports car with expanding foam. The car, which is pretty much just a stripped metal body, gets fattened up with luxurious curves and looks like it costs a million bucks. Slick. Painted blob never looked so good.
Using high speed cameras and lots of complex physics, scientists have uncovered one of the greatest mysteries of modern civilization: why the hell beer turns to foam and overflows from a bottle when you hit it hard at the top? Unsolved mystery: why people who do this "prank" are such jerks?
If you've got little kids crawling, walking, or running around, your home is probably a maze of security gates, closed doors, and padded corners. As a parent there's no such thing as too much safety, and Netherlands-based Studio Dewi van de Klomp's unique line of soft foam cabinets could be the perfect furniture…
Physicists from Berkeley say they've figured out the insanely complex math behind the way bubbles pop when they're in a foam — and they've got an extraordinarily accurate video to prove it.