Sunday, March 06, 2011

Daily Facts 5

What is the hardest substance in the world?



No, its not diamond. Not any more! Scientists in Germany, by compressing pure carbon under extreme heat have created hyperdiamond or aggregated diamond.


Not only is it the hardest but it is also the stiffest and densest thing known to man. Also, another sad thing about diamonds, is that they aren't forever as the song, and Mr Bond, would have us believe.
They are all slowly becoming carbon/graphite...but don't worry about your jewel collection just yet, it happens so slowly its imperceptible, and as such, your necklaces wont be made of pencils just yet.

17 comments:

  1. nice info.
    will follow for more of these :)

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  2. really interesting. New hardest substance ever. get's you thinking

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  3. Diamonds are still the best way to get a girl to do anything. And that's hard to do. So +1 to the diamonds...

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  4. Would love to have a ring with that new aggregated diamond
    Baxxmans

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  5. wow, i always thought it was diamonds.

    its funny, i bet fact guessing games have to change their Q and A's over time, since the "facts" are always changing.

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  6. very useful information! thank you :)

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  7. Interesting stuff! Man its like they discover/create a new super substance every few years. Soon everything will be indestructible lol.

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  8. How do you find out this information? I swear, every single time I read your blog I learn something amazing.

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  9. I thought the hardest substance in the world was in my pants. Guess I was wrong.

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  10. Hardest substance in the world is ofcourse MY RIGHT FIST! ;)

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  11. HYPERDIAMONDS? What are we even going to use them for?

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  12. so this means all pencils were once diamonds?

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  13. just anything carbon, really =3

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