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This Strange Metallic Blob Does Something Really Creepy

This is way cooler than silly putty. Filmmaker Ian Parks captures the strange occurrence in a series of time-lapse videos.

Posted on March 12, 2015, at 2:13 p.m. ET

Like something out of a sci-fi movie, magnetic putty will eat other powerful magnets that are are directly in its path.

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Magnetic putty actually looks and feels like regular, ole' boring, silly putty. But unlike silly putty, it's infused with iron particles.

That's because the silver cube is a rare and strong neodymium magnet that magnetizes the iron in the putty, which turns the putty into a temporary magnet.

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The neodymium magnet is so powerful that it can actually erase magnetic strips in credit cards or ruin electronics. Even if you remove the magnet, the putty will still remain magnetized for a few more hours.

A neodymium magnet will even attract 100 pounds of magnetic putty.

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I wouldn't recommend trying this out at home. But you can buy small amounts of the putty online if you want to experiment.

Check out the amazing video by filmmaker Ian Parks below:

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And watch this video if you want to see some crazier experiments:

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A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.