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Make magic milk

Make magic milk

Trippy!

Get the kids around the table for this one.

Here is the official Steve Spangler explanation:

"Milk is mostly water but it also contains vitamins, minerals, proteins, and tiny droplets of fat suspended in solution. Fats and proteins are sensitive to changes in the surrounding solution (the milk).

When you add soap, the weak chemical bonds that hold the proteins in solution are altered. It's a free for all! The molecules of protein and fat bend, roll, twist, and contort in all directions. The food color molecules are bumped and shoved everywhere, providing an easy way to observe all the invisible activity. At the same time, soap molecules combine to form a micelle, or cluster of soap molecules. These micelles distribute the fat in the milk.

This rapidly mixing fat and soap causes swirling and churning where a micelle meets a fat droplet. When there are micelles and fat droplets everywhere the motion stops, but not until after you've enjoyed the show!

There's another reason the colors explode the way they do. Since milk is mostly water, it has surface tension like water. The drops of food coloring floating on the surface tend to stay put. Liquid soap wrecks the surface tension by breaking the cohesive bonds between water molecules and allowing the colors to zing throughout the milk."

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11 Comments

whos gonna want to drink it if it has soap in it.

thats really funny im gonna do that now

Is there a way to make drinkable magic milk?!

this is totally drinkable? did you not swear as a young man, Mr Wallace?

better restock the food coloring and milk

i drink magic milk and walk on water.

you don't drink it, you watch it

coool. too bad i could never do this because id be too tempted to drink it

when i tried it....it didnt work..is there something that is missing from this video??

lol, that is so cool

that's cool, just tried it!

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