It Looks Like Water, But If You Touched It, It Would Probably Make You Very Sick

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Mercury, as we all know, doesn’t do great things to the human body. Enough exposure to the substance can cause some serious damage, which makes it all the more shocking that an artist in Barcelona decided to construct this breathtaking fountain.

While it looks pretty normal at first, this thing spews out liquid mercury.

(source: mercuremiro)

That really is some fine engineering work. The fountain is fortunately housed behind some thick glass to prevent the fumes from killing passersby.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/mercury-fountain/

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