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Silly Putty For Lafayette’s Potholes?

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Do you remember Silly Putty? I am not exactly sure how we were supposed to use it but I know as kids we used it a lot. I had loads of funny pressing the gooey stuff on the comic pages of our hometown newspaper and then peeling off a mirror image that was now imprinted on the putty.

It’s hard to believe that a goo like substance that is similar to Silly Putty could some day be saving me money on tire repair, alignment and making our streets a lot safer. No, it won’t be actual Silly Putty they put in the potholes but a substance very similar in its make up. These Non-Newtonian fluids as they are called were the hit of high school science class. You’ve probably seen the demonstrations a gooey like substance flows like water but when you step on it or hit it, it suddenly becomes a solid.

I don’t know exactly how the science works but if it means no more potholes I am for it. I think the first place I would put this stuff would be at the  intersection of Congress and Rue De Belier  there is a big bump there. There is also a nice lane changing bump very near the right angle turn on the Milton Highway. So where are the worst potholes on your daily drive?  I know the entire Declouette Highway near Breaux Bridge at one time was more pothole than highway. If it works I am all for it although it will mean few trips to see my dentist Dr. Theriot to get my fillings reset.

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