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Step 4: Ivory Soap

What's so special about Ivory Soap?

What the heck does a bar of soap do when you put in in a microwave?

It's inexplicable, until you watch Alien, and then everything comes clear.


<p>will my microwave blow up???</p>
<p>will my microwave blow up???</p>
Just <strong>DON'T</strong> microwave an <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjmOUuTy-14&playnext=1&list=PL25B140F12715A4C2&feature=results_main" rel="nofollow">airbag</a>!
oops, too late
once i put a raw egg yolk on a plate to see how it would cook... i watched it for a few minutes but it didnt appear to be cooking so i opened the microwave door to inspect the egg yolk and within a second or two the egg yolk exploded all over the place and made a big mess i wasnt thrilled about cleaning up.... it was very awsome
O my gosh thats is soooooo awsume and after u were probably like, y did this happen to me? :)
I am going to do the grape thing tomorrow in the school cafeteria just for entertainment. Does it still work if the grapes are on a revolving tray?
An impeller, and&nbsp;a turntable actually linked to the on/off cycle of the magnetron would vastly improve wave distribution.
Does the grape plasma harm the microwave?
Not really, just a ton of power drain which could cause an overheat. Plasma, If I'm correct, is atoms being stripped of their electrons. A&nbsp;neon light bulb uses plasma and so it's just light, and not fire.
I plan on doing this with the kids and a junk microwave. Would the effects look better if I take the lightbulb out of the mircowave? That way the light show would happen in the dark....
Sure, you could do that. I found that turning the room lights off was enough, and the microwave light was helpful with for seeing the grape and soap experiments
once my sister but a pop tart in the microwave still in the foil and it blew up the whole microwave jumped in the air!!!
Should try really really hot peppers, I heard they'll catch fire...
if you want the real reason, its because there are loads of mini air pockets in the soap (thus it floats in water...that was their initial sales pitch that got them on the market -- it would float in the bathtub while the others would sink.) The soap (as i'm sure you know) is still usable after this is done. the only thing i was curious about, is after it expands and you use it, does it last longer than the original bar would? if so, this would be great for people on tight budgets or people that want to protect the environment more (less soap down the drain). just a few thoughts.
Nah, probably last about the same. This foam is less dense, so more volume, but you'd use more volume per wash.
Cool, Just avoid using pets....lol Cucumbers work real good.
Swank!
RAD. Sorry I missed this one Star. When I did the grape/plasma thing I used a much larger variety of fruit and it made a huge ZZORPP! sound which sent my roommie running from the other side of the apartment all alarmed. I don't know what it's called but it's available at most bodegas around here. Next up is bronze and steel, yess?
try putting some rock salt or pickling salt in a bowl. i'll melt the salt + whatever if youleave it long enough.
I am always amazed at how little grapes can do so much besides tasting yummy.

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