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8 Feb
Kids, write this down.

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Mon,  8 Feb 99 15:05:04 -0800
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Subject: Kids, write this down.

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From: a friend of mine, Adam Fields:

Interestingly, when you fold a CD-R, it doesn't crack and shatter like a
normal CD. You can, in fact, bend it all the way over until it's flat, and
it will simply fold. When you bend it back, it will crack along the middle,
but still not shatter in any way, and the colored foil topping layer will
peel away and come off in one piece.

Further research performed while writing this indicates that this behaviour
only applies if you fold it label-side in. Folding away from the label
causes the whole disc to sharply explode along the fold after the stress
point is reached, cracking into many shards (but two roughly
half-disc-shaped pieces), with a loud bang and lots of confetti-like foil
spray, which is now in my hair.  Excuse me.

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