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Humanity is bound together by so many qualities, and in this episode, we add Being Goopy to the list. What does that have to do with glue? A whole lot, it turns out - cue some ominous foreshadowing....Memento goopy! SciShow Tangents is on YouTube! Go to to check out this episode with the added bonus of seeing our faces! Head to to find out how you can help support SciShow Tangents, and see all the cool perks you’ll get in return, like bonus episodes and a monthly newsletter! A big thank you to Patreon subscribers Garth Riley and Glenn Trewitt for helping to make the show possible!And go to to buy some great Tangents merch!Follow us on Twitter @SciShowTangents, where we’ll tweet out topics for upcoming episodes and you can ask the science couch questions! [Secret Ingredient]Fibers mixed with water to make adhesive inspired by animal protein bricks made with gluey substance[Trivia Question]Year that the first adhesive stamp Penny Black was mailed[Fact Off]Reversible glue made with caffeic acid exposed to certain UV light wavelengths Blood albumin glue used in plywood and pre-plastic resin objects[Ask the Science Couch]How glue adhesion/cohesion works and why glue (sometimes) doesn’t cure in the bottle[Butt One More Thing]Fibrin glue used to help seal anal fistulas
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