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Fact of the Day: Where Does Glass Come From?

Fact of the Day: Where Does Glass Come From?

Did you know that glass is made of sand?

 

 

Believe it or not, glass is made from liquid sand. You can make glass by heating ordinary sand (which is mostly made of silicon dioxide) until it melts and turns into a liquid. You won’t find that happening on your local beach: sand melts at the incredibly high temperature of 1700°C (3090°F).

 

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