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11/08/2014 11:41 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Non-Newtonian Fluid Dancing In Slow Motion Looks Totally Trippy

Watching a mixture of cornstarch and water might sound like a snooze, but the stuff exhibits some pretty fascinating behavior when placed atop a vibrating loudspeaker.

Just watch this new video from YouTube’s Slow Mo Guys (above) to see for yourself how this "non-Newtonian fluid" dances to the beat.

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Pretty trippy, huh?

What exactly is a non-Newtonian fluid? It's any fluid that exhibits flow behavior different from that of familiar Newtonian fluids like air and water. Familar examples of non-Newtonian fluids include ketchup, blood, and Silly Putty--as well as the cornstarch-water mixture (commonly known as Oobleck).

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