Bubblegum Sculptures

Like soap bubbles, bubbles blown in gum are ephemeral, lasting only seconds. Their break-up mechanism is quite different, though. Where surface tension rips a bubble apart once it is pierced, bubblegum instead deflates and wrinkles around a hole that does not grow, thanks to the elasticity of the gum. This photographic series by Suzanne Saroff features a rainbow of gum sculptures, all frozen in the moments of their disintegration. (Image credit: S. Saroff; via Colossal)

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