Anti-gravity powder


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7 Responses to “Anti-gravity powder“

  1. Robbie Says:

    Anybody know what is in this? I can’t find an MSDS.

  2. El Hombre Says:

    I found this while cleaning up an old lab that was used many years ago for research on electronic paper type displays. I tried to figure out what it was exactly but couldn’t find any info. You may try calling up Edmund Scientific about it…

  3. Rolf Guyer Says:

    I bought some of this stuff myself back in the 70’s. You mix it with water to make slime. It never did quite perform as stated. I long since lost the paper that came with it but, that did not include the ingredients. I do still have the product. I too would like to confirm its content. I suspect though that it is methylcellulose. It shows similar properties based on my experiments. It’s kind of fun to mess with when you’re feeling bored with nothing better to do.

  4. elhombre Says:

    Thanks Rolf for chiming in. I wonder if it’s, like methylcellulose, an edible emulsifier. I don’t plan to find out by experimentation though.

  5. Martin Stenger Says:

    TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: I received a container of ANTI GRAVITY POWDER a long time ago. I first added water to it. It turned into slime, and then when i pulled my hands apart it made cob webs. i believe it was used for a magic trick. The illusion was to make something levitate without visible means. the refractive properties of the webs could not be seen under certain lighting. The webs had a tensile strength of the web was strong enough to levitate a balloon or feather. The impressive properties of the web was, it did not stick to anything. i would sincerely like to know what it was made of, and where i could get some more. If anyone can provide me with that information. it could be valuable to that person. You may contact me at mrmartinstenger@yahoo.com. or call me at 6198294915

  6. Jerry Says:

    It’s been a long, long time, but I THINK the powder worked like this … Mix the powder in water in, say, a beaker. Tip the beaker over to pour some of the liquid out and, once the liquid is flowing, right the beak. The liquid will continue to flow up the inside of the beak and then out over the top “defying gravity.” Unfortunately, I don’t remember the proportion of powder to liquid.

  7. Mike Rogers Says:

    Yes, Jerry is correct. I still have some that I bought in 1969. It was very finicky to use. The powder was difficult to dissolve you had to pour it back and forth between beakers many times to condition it so it would work. You would pour just a little out of a beaker and tip the beaker upright, the rest of the material would then continue to flow out of the beaker (like a siphon without a tube). I remember there was also talk about using its anti friction properties to help swimmers swim faster by coating their swimsuits with the stuff.


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