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Mercury, also known as quicksilver and hydrargyrum, is found in deposits throughout the world mostly as cinnabar, which is highly toxic if ingested or inhaled. It has a boiling point of 356.73C and a freezing point of -38.83C. Continue reading to see five of the weirdest mercury experiments.

5. Freezing Liquid Mercury

4. Mercury Magnetic Vortex

3. Liquid Metal Mercury Meets Nitric Acid

2. Mercury vs. Aluminum

1. Mercury Fish