The Antifragile Chaos Monkey
Dyn-O-Gel by Dyn-O-Mat. It's used for weather modification.
However, a similar water-absorbing polymer is used for potted plants, as well.
Yes, you and Andy are correct. I had been potting plants: how this got spread out in a trail on the porch I don't know, but that's what it must be.
Also I gotta pound that nail down, huh?
"Also I gotta pound that nail down, huh?"Yes, unless you want to take a spill or get a nice surprise if you're walking barefoot. "how this got spread out in a trail on the porch ..."That's what initially led me to believe that it was Dyn-O-Gel, because there had been some stories a few years ago in the PA and Midwest area about people finding it on their property. It's weird, when I look up Dyn-O-Gel today all I get are "conspiracy" websites or other questionable sources, and Dyn-O-Mat's website redirects to something totally different. But it *is* a real thing, I remember seeing stuff about it back when I was a sonar tech (we interacted with NOAA, so we were privy to weather mod info). So far all I can find about it today to prove that I'm not a wacko are these:http://www.sptimes.com/2003/08/24/news_pf/Floridian/Is_his_head_in_the_cl.shtmlhttp://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/C5d.htmlhttp://www.latimes.com/sns-hc-51701quirky2,0,3118795.photoDyn-O-Gel is almost exactly the same stuff as potting gel, except it also has an aluminum compound in it (probably either Aluminum Chloride or Aluminum Chlorohydrate, I don't know for sure).
Just out of curiosity, how did I become the object-identifying man? Was it the poo? It must have been the poo.