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Make milk into marbles

How can something so common as milk turn instantly into a hard ball?

Alginate.

This critical ingredient is in everything from casts to Tums to silk screening gear. It is also the magic powder dropped into this kitchen sink science experiment.

So, what is alginate? Sodium alginate is the sodium salt of alginic acid. Found naturally in seaweed, it is used here for its rapid agglutination properties. This process is accelerated by the vinegar. The sugar provides an additional binding agent for the balls.

If you've tried this, we'd love to hear about it. There might even be a free t-shirt in it for you if your video is stellar.

Turn milk into solid balls

11 Comments

FAKE.

How does the mixture know to make 5 small balls and not 1 big one?

its the alginate reacting with the vinegar plus the shaking of the strainer

it's like making snowballs or cheese curd
start small
plus the shaking of the strainer forces seperation

not fake. just bizarre.

FAKE! you can see how they spliced 2 scenes when the hand goes for Alginate poweder - thats where they cut out the scene where they put marbles in

kkovtche is right coo tho

Thats about as real as my hair!

will someone with proof beyond a cut claim refute the science of this experiment?

i wish i could, but i cant

at least im saving some trouble for those who actually want to immitate this

ITS A FAKE ! thus not a how to make marbles out of milk lol

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