How Does Paper Towel Absorb Stuff ?

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Offline neilep

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« on: 20/05/2008 12:30:31 »
Hi All,

How are ewe ?..I'm Ok..I have to go the dentist in an hour....a filling (USA Translation service: " Filling " = " Cavity "....sheesh !) fell out a last week !!....

Anyway, thanks for the chat !




See this paper towel ?

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Nice eh ?...it's happy waiting there to be used as a napkin, a face cleaner, even a dead wasp picker-upper....but it's well good at absorbing liquids !

But how does it do that ?....You place it upon some liquid of your choice (Not ignited petrol or oil !..DOH !!)...and it slowly draws the liquid into it......why's that then ? How does it actually pull the liquid in ?





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« Reply #1 on: 23/06/2008 03:13:59 »
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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« Reply #2 on: 23/06/2008 09:06:32 »
1 of these capillaries?

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« Reply #3 on: 23/06/2008 10:54:21 »
This is a very absorbing subject and there's Bounty be a good answer to the question but I clean forgot it. We're really on a roll with this one folks and we're not going to spill the beans. Mark my words, I could wipe the floor with you on this one.

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« Reply #4 on: 23/06/2008 18:34:17 »
Thank you Ms. Mopp, I think we may now consider our knowledge on this topic, which in the vernacular, clearly sucks, saturated.  By the way, have you been to Wick recently?
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!