This woman takes a piece of glass and places it underwater and claims she can cut it with a pair of scissors. The result? I couldn’t believe it.
According to Scientific American, there’s a reason why holding glass underwater aids the cutting process:
“Water causes glass to crack more easily because when a water molecule enters the crack, a reaction occurs in which a silicon-oxygen bond at the crack and an oxygen-hydrogen bond in the water are cleaved, creating two hydroxyl groups attached to the silicon. As a result, the length of the crack grows by the size of one bond rupture. The water reaction reduces the energy necessary to break the silicon-oxygen bonds, thus the crack grows faster.”
Watch the video below:
How to cut glass with scissors
(via Everything Stained Glass)
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