Gallium is one of the few metals (if not the only) that can melt in your hand at room temperature, or a balmy 85° F to be exact, but unfortunately, it does not occur in nature. It was first discovered in 1875 and at lower temperatures, gallium is a fragile solid. Practical uses include: high temperature thermometers, metal alloy preparation, microwave circuitry and infrared applications. Product page. Click here to view the first image in this week’s funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an employee at a warehouse store that really knows how to entertain customers.