The Exploding Bubble





If you take up a small quantity of melted glass with a tube, (the bowl

of a common tobacco-pipe will do,) and let a drop fall into a vessel

of water, it will chill and condense with a fine spiral tail, which

being broken, the whole substance will burst with a loud explosion,

without injury either to the party that holds it, or him that breaks

it; but if the thick end be struck, even with a hammer, it will not

break.





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