#1 By: Mark Frauenfelder, August 14th, 2013 18:14
#2 By: Buddha Buck, August 14th, 2013 18:35
I'm glad it's gluten-free. I hate gluten in my sand.
#3 By: Ian McLoud, August 14th, 2013 18:41
98% sand... and 2% what? ...and are you sure that 2% doesn't have gluten in it?
And yeah, I want some as well.
#4 By: Theo Grace, August 14th, 2013 18:53
I would imagine this is a good substitute if not as good as the real thing... http://www.playathomemomllc.com/2011/07/homemade-moonsand/
#5 By: kangaroosevelt, August 14th, 2013 19:10
#6 By: Tyler Karaszewski, August 14th, 2013 19:11
What happens if I drop it on the floor in a spot that a few minutes ago a cat was sleeping and then a toddler dropped goldfish cracker crumbs there on top of the cat fur?
#7 By: tyger11, August 14th, 2013 19:19
98% sand, 2% Happy Fun Ball(tm).
Warning: May stick to certain types of skin.
#8 By: babVU98i, August 14th, 2013 19:25
The sand in the two videos don't seem to have the same properties. The Swedish stuff sticks together in air while the British stuff is dry and flows in air but sticks together in water.
Anybody have any idea what the 2% is? I'm thinking this could be made at home if the recipe was known.
#9 By: robulus, August 14th, 2013 19:29
Man. That music. Stupidly cheerful and ever so slightly wistful. Every ad in the world at the moment. Like eating icecream while contemplating 3rd world hunger. Makes me want to kill someone. Is this Gen Y's fault? I think it is. I'm pointing at you Gen Y. Explain yourselves!
#10 By: Brian Sizemore, August 14th, 2013 19:55
Reaction image appropriate...
#11 By: KevinA, August 14th, 2013 20:38
Warning: Trypophobia trigger!
#12 By: Captain Pedge, August 14th, 2013 21:24
Found to be carcinogenic in 5, 4, 3...
#13 By: Krieger, August 14th, 2013 21:31
Do not taunt Happy Fun Sand
#14 By: Buddha Buck, August 14th, 2013 22:48
During the video they flash on the screen at one point that it's gluten-free. They also say that in their FAQ for the product. Curiously, they seem to refer to it as "moon sand" in the FAQ.
I couldn't find an MSDS from them, but they claim that each grain of sand is coated with a "polymer".
#15 By: Donald Reimschusel, August 14th, 2013 23:01
Late last year, I broke a finger in an auto accident. I'm thinking this stuff could be good for physical therapy as I build my grip strength back.
#16 By: Phasma Felis, August 15th, 2013 00:24
#17 By: Sam Paul, August 15th, 2013 00:39
WTF are you supposed to eat it? Is Gluten such a hideous product it'll slither out of your sand and murder you in your sleep?
#18 By: ZeitgeistMama, August 15th, 2013 00:42
We have this product in our Art Studios at the Bay Area Discovery Museum - it's made by the same people who make Bubber, which is a pumice + wax concoction, very similar to moon sand. Kinetic sand really does have this amazing motion and texture....
#19 By: Ian McLoud, August 15th, 2013 00:49
Amazon: "The secret to the movement is the patented technology hidden within the binder."
But hell, I bet $21.99 for a fistful of 98% beach sand is more carcinogenic to my wallet than the 2% 'technology' is to my long-term health.
#20 By: Gbaji, August 15th, 2013 01:03
Kinetic Sand will never rob banks unless its kid needs an operation.
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