A surprise find of blue wine in the washing up opened up a world of chemistry in the kitchen.
Turns out red wine and purple cabbage show amazing colours as you change their acidity. They are acid-base indicators, due to chemicals called anthocyanins.
Every and then you strike gold at a garage sale. When I found a lazy susan, I knew it was flame tornado time! So good to have a mate like Eduardo to help me build it.
Just realised I have never posted the Exploding Yoghurt video, back where it all began. Such nice camera work David Wong!
News from the UK today that new tokamak ST-40 has been turned on, so I thought I’d post a little explainer about how fusion works.
It’s amazing how liquid nitrogen affects rubber. Turns it from bendy and stretchy into a brittle solid that you can smash into a thousand pieces – a trick that lots of science shows do.
BUT, not so many people know that there is a heartwarming story of community benefit from this seemingly mindless destruction.
Claggy spaghetti seems exactly like the plastic in a CD to me.
Here’s a good one to try on Dad’s collection of Nick Cave CDs.
By popular demand, explosions with actual yoghurt. Or not? Dr Phil vs science, who will win?
OK, I admit, there actually is no yoghurt in this video. But the explosion is fun – try this at home, kids!
With apologies to Labi Siffre, and Madness…