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The #2%&ing ketchup won’t come out of the bottle!

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Hit it on the bottom, it’s a non-Newtonian fluid. Just don’t hit it too much, too hard.

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Wadda ya mean, non-Newtonian? A liquid is a liquid (banging on the bottom of the bottle).

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Except for when it isn’t, exactly. Water is the perfect liquid in that it flows downhill and breaks into droplets almost right away no matter what you do to it, stir it, shake it, whatever. It has low viscosity.

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Sort of like 10 weight oil, huh? Not at all like this bottle of ketchup, that’s for sure.

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OMG, not exactly. You have noticed (in the past since we no longer have honey) that if you let honey flow into a container or something it forms a long string and piles up in a spiral? Before gravity pulls it down and into the rest of the honey, I mean.

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Uh, yeah. It’s way cool. Those bees do a great job too. And it’s yummy!

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Yes, yes they do and yes it is. Honey and ketchup and blood are all non-newtonian in that a push changes their flow characteristics. That is called the shear factor. Like wind shear, more or less. Air is a fluid, BTW, at least in physics.

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Yeah, I always knew those physicicians were weird. Wind and air are liquid, hahahahahaha!

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It’s physicists, not physicicians. I mean to say (thinking to self he is supposed to be smart????) that you know that already.

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What ev- the ketchup is still stuck in the danged bottle! So if we were non-newtonian and you gave us a smack on the back we could travel really fast, really far? We could almost, like, teleport to somewhere else?  We got any brown sauce, BTW?
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We are like 60% water, so forget that idea.  No, no brown sauce either.

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Oh yeah, that wouldn’t work then. Too bad about the sauce, I thought I had solved teleporting and maybe even time travel, just for a second.

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Maybe we should just post a photo and not worry about non-newtonian fluids.

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Yeah, and forget about this freaking bottle of ketchup. I got this swell photo of a daffodil.

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