Meaning it gives off heat as it dries. This is something I knew, but didn’t think about as I spilled the bottle. “Fuck”

I grabbed a wad of paper towels and wiped it up. What I did not remember is the capillary action of the paper, meaning the superglue instantly dries and becomes very hot.

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At which point, I then started running for the sink, going “Fuck fuck fuck fuck”

Illustration for article titled Superglue drying is exothermic reaction.

Luckily it didn’t stick to my hand

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