Many have asked what would happen when you try to use a sponge on mercury. I really didn't know for sure. Here ya go!
The reason I used this type of foam sponge is because it had small cells and not a lot of voids like a typical sponge. I really don't believe the results would have been any different other than large quantities of Hg pooling in those voids and potentially splashing around much more.
Another video done with a NORMAL sponge (whatever that is )https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3g3ODDP9dU
For MORE unusual MERCURY videos, check out the official Mercury Playlist:http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL786EBDC8D2B4CD1D