Thursday, May 4, 2017

Ferrofluid and the Crazy Russian Hacker

Ferrofluid is the oily substance collecting at the poles of the magnet which is underneath the white dish.  Gregory F. Maxwell

So, if all your Internet time is spent looking for “hot babes” then you need to get out more, meet real live women and save You Tube for making you laugh or maybe even learning stuff. 

Take ferrofluid.  If you don’t know what it is: 

Ferrofluid on glass, with a magnet underneath. photo: Gregory F. Maxwell

A ferrofluid (portmanteau of ferromagnetic and fluid) is a liquid that becomes strongly magnetized in the presence of a magnetic field. Ferrofluid was invented in 1963 by NASA's Steve Papell as a liquid rocket fuel that could be drawn toward a pump inlet in a weightless environment by applying a magnetic field. Wikipedia

There are lots of You Tube “Whoa!”- inducing videos starring ferrofluid on You Tube.  Here’s one:

Monster magnet meets magnetic fluid...

Published on Jan 27, 2017

Thorned spikes? This time my 6x2" neodymium magnet meets something unusual, a magnetic fluid.

It is called ferrofluid and reacts spectacularly near any magnet, but even better near such a large and powerful magnetic pole surface - even with a surprising shape on the spikes!

Ferrofluid, with permanent magnets underneath (photo courtesy of Felice Frankel, MIT)

And then there’s The Crazy Russian Hacker.  This guy is a riot.  Some of the stuff he does is really cool, but he, himself is the real show.  Here he is playing with ferrofluid:

What Happens If You Pour Liquid Nitrogen in Ferrofluid

Published on Oct 27, 2016

P.O. Box 49
Waynesville, NC 28786

Next, watch what he does with Isopropyl alcohol and a big glass bottle:

Giant Whoosh Bottle Experiment with 70% and 95% Alcohol

OK.  Now you know.  Go hunt up some more Crazy Russian Hacker videos, and don’t forget to go out for a walk.  Get into walking dogs for your local animal shelter.  The dogs will benefit from the exercise, and so will you.  Plus, you will meet all kinds of women (or men, if that’s your preference) who start out with a positive impression of you – something you will usually not experience in a bar.

Oh.  And just so you’ll know…

Taras Kulakov aka The Crazy Russian Hacker

Taras Kulakov (Russian: Тарас Кулаков), better known as "CrazyRussianHacker", is a Russian YouTuber best known for his "life hacks", scientific experiments (or in other terms: science experiment demonstration, science demonstrations), testing videos and his motto "Safety is number one priority." His YouTube channel, "CrazyRussianHacker", created on May 18, 2012, has over 2.3 billion views and 9.4 million subscribers (as of February 5, 2017), and is one of the medium's top 100 channels.  He has an estimated net worth of around $5 million. He owns two huskies, Hugo and Luke, and is an avid beekeeper. He also has a second YouTube channel "Taras Kul" with over 2.6 million subscribers.


Kulakov is a very active YouTuber, releasing a video per 1–2 days. As of April 2017, he has over 9.7 million subscribers  for his CrazyRussianHacker channel. His videos range from life hacks to chemiluminescence in action. He is known for his sense of humour and Russian accent. He created his first channel, "origami768", on October 14, 2009 for origami tutorial videos. Later, he renamed this channel to "Taras Kul", which he uses as a second channel, and currently has over 2 million subscribers. His second attempt at YouTube fame came with "SlomoLaboratory" later renamed "Slow Mo Lab", alongside his brother Dima. His popularity skyrocketed with his third channel, CrazyRussianHacker, in 2012.  As of 2016, he has released more than 900 videos on CrazyRussianHacker and continues to maintain the Taras Kul channel with additional content.

Early life

Taras Kulakov was born in 1987 in UkSSR (now territory of Ukraine). He has been a swimmer since 1996 and joined the Ukrainian Olympic team as a professional swimmer. In 2009, with his family he moved to Asheville, North Carolina, where he worked at Walmart until 2012 while developing his early YouTube channels. 

In a Q&A video, he clarified that he was a refugee from the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic, technically in Ukraine. However, he grew up speaking Russian and so considers himself Russian.
The Woosh Bottle - photo - The Awesomer

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