Skarlet’s Blood Spikes | The Science of Mortal Kombat


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  1. Because Science said:

    Thanks for watching! I see a lot of Super Nerds already having a problem with the methods. 1. We're modeling magic. 2. We didn't freeze water/blood because they aren't frozen in the game and we'd have to justify that. Freezing the blood doesn't fit with what we see on-screen. 3. You can see that, with the exception of the blood spike that she pushes, all of the spikes fall from a height and embed themselves like projectiles. That's what we were modeling. 4. Slowly pushing a fluid into a fluid is not possible or effective. — kH

    March 4, 2019
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  2. Shotgun Zombie said:

    Where does the saying come from? "Magic is just science we haven't learned yet". Something like that?

    May 13, 2019
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  3. MikeSter said:

    Oh that’s boring, use some deer blood or something

    May 13, 2019
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  4. r315r4z0r said:

    I'm not too keen on the way this was done. I think others have covered the blood analog that I don't need to say anything about that. What I'm more concerned with is actually how the blood weapons where treated as projectiles.

    Now, I don't play MK, so forgive me if I'm wrong. But you noted she uses telekenetics to control blood. If that's the case, why would you treat the blood as a projectile? From the clip you used, she isn't "firing" blood at the target, she is hammering it into the target. (Think: Hammer vs Nailgun).

    Basically, instead of firing blood projectiles at the target, the blood should have been solidified and forced into the target with a constant force.
    Granted, you can't analog telekenetics. There are so many factors here that you cannot experiment with such as the force of which the blood is being held together as well as the force of which the blood weapon is penetrating the target.

    The experiment that was run here doesn't really give any constructive results to the proposed question.

    May 13, 2019
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  5. H20 Delirious said:

    AGE RESTRICTED

    May 14, 2019
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  6. MrSiLenTb88 said:

    I was honesty thinking you were going to get pigs blood, freeze it, then shoot, that would had been the closest thing to replicating the blood spikes.

    May 14, 2019
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  7. Jamie Palmer said:

    It's an interesting take either way you look at it, why do you have to hate. It reminds me of what they do with the Man At Arms series with Danny Tejo

    May 14, 2019
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  8. Jamie Palmer said:

    Would you rather them use animal blood? Then they get hating from the animal activist in the room

    May 14, 2019
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  9. Barni179 said:

    Skarlet: forms red scythe
    Rhaast: Kayn….i'm in love!
    Kayn: To that girl?
    Rhaast: NO, IDIOT!
    Kayn: Don't dare say, to that Scythe!
    Rhaast: Then i won't say!

    May 14, 2019
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  10. Mateo Barahona said:

    Blood has iron, but water doesn't. Personally I would look into how much blood would wight to get a better reading

    May 14, 2019
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  11. SM0K3YB01 said:

    She probably pushes the spikes in with said psychic powers

    May 15, 2019
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  12. Son Phan said:

    Considering that Skarlet can hold blood in the air, her power is more like an invisible hand holding the blood and then stab it into the opponent. So we are talking about a human thrusting a spear , not a human throwing a spear. So there is constant pressure here, maybe?

    May 15, 2019
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  13. Arty TheTerrible said:

    Yeah but because scarlett uses some sort of kenisis, than that means she can force the projectile through her target, not just the initial force from launching it

    May 15, 2019
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  14. Zero said:

    Lol why would skarlett care about taking too much blood in MORTAL KOMBAT!?!?!!? The whole point is to kill your opponent

    May 15, 2019
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  15. Trickster 7164 said:

    You might has well have done another sub zero episode

    May 15, 2019
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  16. sneaky fox47 said:

    In order to make something solid from liquid, you would have to cool down the liquid. So the blood spikes could be possible even though the idea sounds stupid.

    May 15, 2019
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  17. Jay said:

    I want that canon

    May 16, 2019
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  18. aqua_bro said:

    The plastic case is doing all the job

    May 17, 2019
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  19. The normal handa said:

    It isn’t blood so failed experiment right off the bad

    May 17, 2019
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  20. VALENZUELA FAMILY said:

    9:08

    May 17, 2019
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  21. Connor Graham said:

    Btw there is iron in human blood so maybe she makes the iron more dense for it to work (edit) she also probably keeps the blood of fallen aponents which in turn she would have enough iron and blood to make her tools

    May 17, 2019
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  22. Rharris43 said:

    The fight intro was cringy 😖

    May 17, 2019
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  23. Mark Renzi said:

    Should have called it the Blood Cannon.

    May 17, 2019
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  24. jumpshot 17 said:

    God you're the definition of retard

    May 17, 2019
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  25. II zelpha II said:

    That guy looked way too happy filling the blood spikes

    May 18, 2019
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  26. KINGJ said:

    How did even get blood oooh I forgot minion

    May 18, 2019
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  27. Crazy Cooky03 said:

    How about jades bo staff and the ability to chop of a limb

    May 18, 2019
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  28. Mike D said:

    Love the idea …I wonder if firing it from the same top down angle would do more damage using the plastic water/blood analogue ..not a scientist so I don’t know if it would or not.. Just my 2 cents ✌️❤️

    May 18, 2019
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  29. That Retro Panda said:

    Basically a better version of Blood Bending

    May 18, 2019
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  30. Unoriginal Name said:

    2:40 guess we're just gonna forget about platelets.

    May 19, 2019
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  31. Beisty Eklayot said:

    Kyle should be an mk11 character

    May 19, 2019
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  32. hey guys its me said:

    So why didnt you try freezing the "blood"

    May 19, 2019
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  33. Antalboe - said:

    I find kinda curious that the "blood"was encapsulated in plastic, in game it looks solid but what doesn't tell us she is using some kind of physcokinetic force to pressurize the blood and make it cut through

    Also more than initial force the blood simply keeps going, another good test would've been to push the "blood dart" into the body with some kind of press

    May 19, 2019
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  34. Cheeseybiscuits said:

    Did you guys consider that skarlet May be able to change the blood density to hold it

    May 19, 2019
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  35. Красный Орк said:

    ебать хуйня нахуй

    May 19, 2019
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  36. Drfreakoman 99 said:

    This makes my skin crawl

    May 19, 2019
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  37. The Arisen said:

    There's a fundamental problem here. Scarlet uses her powers to not only draw out and shape the blood but also to continuously propel it and hold it together.

    Maybe you should have frozen the "blood" rather than use a glorified water balloon haha.

    May 19, 2019
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  38. DBTRD DJ BOSS The Real Deal said:

    Pls make shao Kahn’s hammer and see if it can do damage just like in the mk11 game

    May 20, 2019
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  39. Crack Pipes & Whiskey Bottles said:

    why do i feel like if an actual animal would be put up against these things the outcome would different

    May 20, 2019
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  40. FinZey said:

    Am I the only one who watches only his mk videos and no other

    May 20, 2019
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  41. Magic Conch said:

    Guess they never heard the old saying”blood is thicker than water”

    May 20, 2019
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  42. Pdrew said:

    I'm feeling a little woozy here
    – stu

    May 20, 2019
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  43. Flesh Is Yummy said:

    So they launched plastic. With water in it. So…they're just putting weight into plastic.

    May 20, 2019
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  44. Storm3r said:

    just use animal blood lol what's the big deal

    May 21, 2019
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  45. dazzrz tg said:

    You have never had blood magic
    And never had real blood so this is not accurate

    May 22, 2019
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  46. Marisel Rosario said:

    M 11 k. 👏👏👏👋👏👏👏👏👋👋👋👋👋👋👋

    May 22, 2019
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  47. 6ixester said:

    Should have trired freezing the blood because she crystalizes the blood

    May 23, 2019
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  48. Fran gamer said:

    FIVE MINIONS BODYS LATER

    Ok so here whe got our blood sword

    May 23, 2019
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  49. Paul Smith said:

    "wow it's beautiful " timid little "thank you" off screen… no one else wonders what was really going on?

    May 24, 2019
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  50. Ryder Cartwright said:

    I just wanna point out that Scarlett can hold the spike together while she's pushing it through people, so it doesn't break. And she's applying constant force while pushing it through

    May 24, 2019
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  51. ike crambell said:

    9:31 welcome to spike tv

    May 24, 2019
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  52. as seen on YT said:

    MK science: uses water insted of blood

    Random dued who wants to see if blood is magnetic:uses pigs blood

    May 24, 2019
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  53. Your moms Bitch said:

    Found what Thor does after endgame

    May 25, 2019
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  54. DarkSoul620 said:

    Blood may be mostly water, but it contains other things like Iron in it which water doesn't have nearly as much of.

    May 25, 2019
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  55. David Holland said:

    I think if the liquid was frozen it would have more structural stability and possibly penetrate better and keep it closer to the first test

    May 25, 2019
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  56. TinyPrince vlogs/gaming said:

    1:13

    May 25, 2019
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  57. Andrew Monske said:

    Noooo, it’s age restricted! Oh well, see you in two years

    May 25, 2019
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  58. MALABERT said:

    "Whoa… Its beau teh foll…"
    I had to smash the like button

    May 26, 2019
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  59. Edyn said:

    D'Vora has blue “blood“ 🙄

    May 27, 2019
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  60. Malik Roman said:

    I'd offer my blood for the experiment

    May 29, 2019
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  61. Cash Money said:

    The minions thing is cringe, just being honest

    May 30, 2019
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  62. Anthony Cooper said:

    They make me cringe. Stop talking like ur on a kids show wtf!!!

    May 30, 2019
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  63. Marcello Gonzalez said:

    While it is not her power to freeze anything, I believe that freezing the blood analog would have produced a different result.

    May 31, 2019
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  64. Boom Blaster said:

    This is not what I donated my blood for !! The needle hurts GOD DAMNIT

    June 1, 2019
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  65. FlufflyDimpsey said:

    freezing isnt okay but put the blood on a recipient is
    nice!

    June 1, 2019
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  66. soaring eagle1357 said:

    Just us real blood

    June 2, 2019
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  67. Xoloti Cawich said:

    I love dis episode

    June 2, 2019
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  68. CthulhuianBunny said:

    If Skarlet was using blood magic to fire those spikes at 9mm bullet speed, then she'd be like Stryker.

    Nah, I'm just kidding! There's no way any character in Mortal Kombat could ever be that lame.

    June 3, 2019
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  69. Scribe kz said:

    B E H O L D ! ! !

    June 3, 2019
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  70. john Thor said:

    Yes next time real human blood and sacrifi…. uh just the blood.

    June 5, 2019
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  71. Brayan Torres said:

    Just replace the word science with magic and all questions are answered

    June 6, 2019
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  72. Henk Elemans said:

    Am I the only one to realize that when you have the ability to drain someone's blood that fast there is no reason to bother making it into a weapon? Actually, why even bother draining it, if you can psychokinetically control the movement of blood, then you can psychokinetically control the movement of people.

    June 7, 2019
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  73. Le Linguini said:

    Basically just shot ballistics gel with a gun

    June 9, 2019
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  74. Le Linguini said:

    It’s possible that skarlet doesn’t just just force the blood into the correct shape, but she might be putting enough force into it to make it a complete solid, therefore making it more dense. What you should have done is figured out how dense this pressurized blood would be and make a material similar to that density

    June 9, 2019
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  75. Kanashi said:

    well in the game she says to fighters some times i want your blood so wouldn’t that mean that she already has enough blood on her to work with without having to completely drain her opponent

    June 11, 2019
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  76. DragoFury said:

    I think the casing for the blood shards affect the penetration as the spikes in the game were much sharper and would therefore be easier to penetrate.

    June 12, 2019
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  77. HellGod67 said:

    So lets just replace water with anything else bc the concept is stupid"

    June 14, 2019
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  78. ReiHinoSenshi said:

    Hm he reminds me of grant from myth busters

    June 14, 2019
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  79. ryanEstandarte said:

    Hama would be proud of Skarlett.

    #BloodBending

    June 16, 2019
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  80. Stuart Smith said:

    Seriously red food dye in water. Any fluid with a protein-rich compostion like blood would have many physical properties that dye would not be able to replicate accurately, and its not that difficult to synthesize such a fluid at those volumes

    June 23, 2019
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  81. God of Karma said:

    wish I could watch it

    June 27, 2019
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  82. MassiveDragon said:

    You should have used iron not steel. Stell is stronger than iron, so iron would be more accurate. Or atleast in my perspective

    June 27, 2019
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  83. trielt1 said:

    3:29 Nice reference there.

    June 28, 2019
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  84. Douglas Sávio said:

    So… Red water… This is mor like a Sub Zero's fatality then Skarlet O.o

    July 3, 2019
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  85. motox20 said:

    I really like this series, too many people call out how your experiments aren’t accurate enough, but these vids are interesting and fun to watch. I envy your job….lol.

    July 6, 2019
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  86. Devin Laviolette said:

    you should have froze the water to keep the same material in a crystal structure. it wouldnt have worked but it was teh next step

    July 9, 2019
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  87. jatbatman said:

    Water and food coloring does not have a coagulant in it, so the test results aren't going to be quite the same. I would suggest some gelitin for simulation purposes. That would have helped it stay in the form casing. The accuracy in relation to the game would diminish still though, as blood does not coagulate immediately.

    July 17, 2019
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  88. Jose J Garriga said:

    You guys are enjoying this way to much

    July 19, 2019
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  89. Bobby Chudoba said:

    If your going to do it right use real blood. Blood is denser and 4 times more viscid than water, you would have a better chance of frozen blood going deeper than just colored water. If your gonna do these experiments for science, then do them right.

    August 1, 2019
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  90. Cameron Spatz said:

    I thought Kyle would extract his own blood to use. FOR SCIENCE!!!

    August 2, 2019
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  91. LBG03 said:

    Thinking the F=MA equation, you need more force. To get more force you need more mass or acceleration, and to keep with the game speed, the character could have used more blood and compressed it down to how you have the steel/epoxy.

    August 2, 2019
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  92. EmoLlama said:

    Starlet as a master of blood manipulation, she can condense as much blood as possible as much as she wants.
    And since the opponent is presumably dying at the end of the match anyways, she could take almost ALL the blood out and she could leave them just enough to be alive to feel what is happening to them.

    August 8, 2019
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  93. Jay beckerman said:

    Blood Analogs, not even frozen, let alone compacted to get closer to the real density that blood might have. I am disappointed.

    August 14, 2019
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  94. iamToph3r said:

    Well there's a reason that blood went through because she's using telekinesis so she's forcing it through the body

    August 19, 2019
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  95. Sarah Montgomery said:

    I would think that Scarlet being able to control the blood the way she does it would be more like stabbing and driving the spikes into her opponent using the downward momentum rather than shooting them. 🥰🥰🥰🥰 Keep up the great work. We love it!

    August 21, 2019
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  96. Stoopingcrane said:

    Blood bending earth bending and Toph would make a great episode, hell the whole avatar bending elements I would love to see because science style.

    August 22, 2019
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  97. Sherudons said:

    Iron and sugar in the blood… and magic…

    Space magic always cheats….

    August 25, 2019
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  98. Ian van Deventer said:

    If her psychic powers are compressing the blood into the correct shape could they not also compress a larger volume of blood to the necessary density.

    September 8, 2019
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  99. Redbeard The Pink said:

    Would it matter if the projectiles were being pushed rather than simply hurled? I'd think that if she's using telekinesis she could apply driving force throughout the length of the shot rather than just applying a bunch of force at the front end of the attack and letting the shot fly.

    September 13, 2019
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  100. MikazakiMayhem Gaming said:

    Why doesn’t she just pull all their blood out? That would put an end to the fight really quick. And I thought blood was thicker than water… And blood coagulates water doesn’t so wouldn’t that also effect the strength of the blood spikes?

    September 13, 2019
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