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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe Neutralized (See attached Incident Report)

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX was contained inside a marked hermetically sealed storage container inside of a standard dry-storage area with a de-humidifier running at all times. The room in which SCP-XXXX was contained was to be lined on the inside with ceramic. Access to SCP-XXXX was available to any Level 2 Researcher cleared for study/experimentation with SCP-XXXX.

In case of accidental exposure to any outside stimuli sufficient to activate SCP-XXXX's anomalous effects, two (2) Class C Containment Specialists were to be brought into SCP-XXXX's containment room and move SCP-XXXX into a specially made ceramic container, using a ceramic sheet to move the object from the floor into the container. The container was then to be moved inside of a padded mobile cart for transportation.

During repairs to SCP-XXXX's containment chamber, it was to be relocated to a secure, secondary dry-storage area to be draped over a ceramic pole created for this purpose. Using low power heating instruments, the Class C Containment Specialists were to apply indirect heat to SCP-XXXX until all humidity was completely evaporated.

Once SCP-XXXX was completely dry, it could be safely handled by hand1, folded to conserve space, and placed in a marked hermetically sealed storage container. Once SCP-XXXX's containment chamber was cleared for repairs, the object could be safely returned to its original containment cell.

Following this event, any and all modifications were to be written in a standard Foundation report and submitted to the Site's administrator for financial use.

Description: SCP-XXXX was, for all intents and purposes, a cotton body towel, green in color. It exhibited no abnormal properties, unless exposed to any form of liquid. Any liquid in contact with SCP-XXXX's surface took on the properties of a highly-corrosive acid while retaining the physical properties of the liquid in contact of the surface. This acid (hereby designated as SCP-XXXX-1) had been tested and found to corrode the following materials:

  • Steel
  • Stone
  • Glass
  • Plastics
  • Any adhesive material, including those designed to be used for repairing ceramics
  • ███████, an experimental metal created by the Foundation for containment of high-class SCPs
  • Any organic materials, including, but not limited to:
    • Flesh
    • Bone
    • Wool
    • Silk
    • Fur
    • Wood

(For a full list of materials that SCP-XXXX-1 has been tested on, see Experiment Log XXXX)

During its period of containment, the only materials SCP-XXXX-1 seemed incapable of corroding was Ceramic and the cotton of SCP-XXXX itself. As SCP-XXXX-1 had been tested and proven to corrode cotton normally, it was hypothesized that SCP-XXXX-1's inability to corrode SCP-XXXX was a form of self-preservation.

Addendum: Log of noteworthy tests with SCP-XXXX2

Test A
Goal: To obtain a sample of SCP-XXXX-1 for analysis
Procedure: SCP-XXXX is to be submerged halfway into a tub of water while firmly attached to a mechanical arm by the other end. Once removed, a ceramic bowl is to be positioned below SCP-XXXX and used to collect the SCP-XXXX-1 dripping from the end. The bowl is to be taken, sealed inside of an airtight padded container, and relocated to a lab for study.
Results: The liquid collected contained no anomalous effects.
Researcher's Note: It appears that SCP-XXXX-1 only remains as such so long as it is in direct contact with SCP-XXXX. Damn shame, but no use crying over spilled milk. Hm… there's an idea, what would happen if we tried turning a base into an acid?

Test B
Goal: To test the effects of a chemical base exposed to SCP-XXXX to see if it will still exhibit the properties of an acid.
Procedure: SCP-XXXX is to be draped over a ceramic pole. A brush is to be dipped into a bowl of bleach and gently applied to the surface of SCP-XXXX. Once applied, a pencil will be pressed into the dampened surface to test the acidic qualities or lack thereof.
Results: The pencil was destroyed upon contact. Of note, the surface of SCP-XXXX that had bleach applied to it appeared discolored.
Researcher's Note: Surprise surprise, a skip that breaks normal chemical laws. What I find interesting is the fact that it was clearly bleach stained by the previous experiment. How much of it is a regular towel?

Test C
Goal: To determine the limits of SCP-XXXX's anomalous nature
Procedure: A corner of SCP-XXXX is to be cut off. If this proves possible, water is to be applied to the cut corner to determine if it retains its anomalous properties.
Results: SCP-XXXX cut successfully. Water applied to the surface of the cut corner and a paperclip pressed into the damp surface. Paperclip destroyed upon contact.
Researcher's Note: This proves the property of turning liquid into acid is inherent in whatever makes up XXXX, but physically there doesn't seem to be any difference between XXXX and common bath towels. Our next step should be an analysis of XXXX's fibers to see if there's any difference on a microscopic level. On that note, ████ requests that we stop stealing from his office to test XXXX's acidic properties.

Incident Report
On 18/8/████, a fire broke out on-site, activating the sprinkler system during SCP-XXXX's transportation to experimentation. SCP-XXXX proceeded to dissolve the floor and fall through the site's ground level, damaging underground wiring and water pipes. A camera was lowered into the hole left behind by SCP-XXXX and lowered until extreme heat and pressure prevented further remote exploration. It is assumed, based on prior experimentation with SCP-XXXX, that it has been destroyed via contact with magma. Reclassification to Neutralized approved.