What Happens When You Swallow Hair?

What Happens When You Swallow Hair?

You’re at your favorite restaurant, and you’re super excited because the appetizers have just arrived. You grab your spoon, ready to dive into your soup — which is when you notice that there’s a hair in it. You have a few different options here: You …

Is Alkaline Water Really Better For You?

Is Alkaline Water Really Better For You?

[ intro ] You may have heard of alkaline water— it’s the newest health trend hitting grocery shelves. These products are essentially just water treated to have a more basic pH between 8 and 10 instead of water’s usual neutral 7. And supposedly, they take …

The Man Who Tried to Give Himself An Ulcer… For Science

The Man Who Tried to Give Himself An Ulcer… For Science

Here at SciShow, we don’t like to indulge the idea of the ‘mad scientist.’ But sometimes scientists do live up to the stereotype, and resort to doing things most of us would never do. Like experimenting on themselves to prove a point. In 1984, an …

The Strongest Acids in the World

The Strongest Acids in the World

You’ve probably heard of acids. They’re sour, they’re corrosive, and you really don’t want them in a papercut. But inside chemistry labs, chemists also work with what they call superacids. Which are pretty much exactly what they sound like. They’re incredibly corrosive and /very/ dangerous, …