Here's The Chemical Compound You Can Thank For Billiard Balls And False Teeth

Here's The Chemical Compound You Can Thank For Billiard Balls And False Teeth

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Billiard balls were originally made of ivory, but the endangerment of elephants led to the creation of a $10,000 prize to find an alternative material.
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14 Replies to “Here's The Chemical Compound You Can Thank For Billiard Balls And False Teeth”

  1. Balls made from compressed gun cotton with a Nitro Cellulose shell? An explosive combo if the ball is hit really hard

  2. So billiard balls are made from tusks? That’s why poaching of rhinos and elephants happen day by day! Jeez, that’s..that’s sad 😭. Thanks for this information.

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  4. Not a single piece of celluloid plastic is shown in this video. All balls here are made from Phenolic plastics (bakelite). Are you sure this is a science video?

  5. You forgot to mention table tennis balls !
    And also that celluloid is highly flammable, even maybe explosive.
    This is why this nitrocellulose based plastic has now been replaced by other, less hazardous plastic materials.

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