Fun time: Can anyone guess a. what these are, and b. how they were made?


#1

100 Internets to anyone who can guess either one, 1,000 if you can guess both! :smiley:


#2

Green Kryptonite - made when Krypton exploded…


#3

Hmmmmm. Borax crystals grown in blue colored water? I don’t see a second photo, do you mean the cup that it’s in? Looks like a sauce or salad dressing container. Did I win?


#4

I was going to guess a crystal growth, but no idea what kind. But I think @cynd11 beat me too it.


#5

Crystals from your toilet bowl with an automatic cleaner in it where the water has evaporated.


#6

Crystal growth, yes!

Hint: But the blue is not from colored water; it comes from the element itself…

Oh, and the cap is just from a water bottle; nothing of significance in itself, really, but I guess it does give sort of a hint in a way in how they were grown…


#7

Im no chemist.
But im guessing a copper based crystal growth.
Im also color blind, so this is a long shot. haha


#8

Tuco: "What is this? This is blue."
Walter: "We used a different chemical process, but it is every bit as pure."
Jesse: “It may be blue, but it’s the bomb.”


#9

Turquoise?


#10

I was thinking Turquoise to be ground up for inlay. But it could be the mysterious meteorite particles that come from airplanes when they flush their toilets.


#11

DING DING DING!! Copper Crystal growth :slight_smile: 100 Internets to you, sir!

Now, can anyone guess how? They were purely by accident / coincidence, and I was totally surprised when I found them…


#12

Cleaning pennies in a soda bottle?


#13

Nope, but good guess :slight_smile:


#14

Oooh shiny😁


#15

copper sulfate will do that from some fertilizers or algecides (like Miracle-Gro) when it evaporates or is exposed to higher temps and then cools.


#16

interesting! but nope, not how that happened in this case…

more hints: pure copper, etching…


#17

Dylithium crystals…made for the USS Enterprise.


#18


#19

WO WHOOO! 100 Internets! think of all the trolling i can do now. :wink:

but my guess for the process…
are you using copper as i diode for a plating something?
There was extra copper pulled out into solution and it crystallized on your lead wires?


#20

LOL! I was gonna originally say “I swear it’s not meth!”