Weird science: How to make an instant slushie (video)

I love the guy who makes these science videos for the masses. In this one, he makes an instant slushie out of Coke, then with a Sprite. He’s even done it with energy drinks.


It’s definitely a cool trick to get the kids more into science, or just for fun. I don’t drink Coke much, other than at restaurants, but I’d do this :)

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  • Jim Olson

    An unfortunate use for a quaich, IMHO. That little silver handled bowl is a Scottish thing that is sometimes used to welcome guests to your home. You put a bit of your best scotch in it, natch.

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  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    My mother did this when I was a kid. The Carolinas are like an oven during summer, so she would do her “ice box” trick. She would take three Cokes (smaller than present day Cokes) and stick them in the freezer. At lunch time, she would pull them out for her, my sister, and me. Somehow they were slushies when she brought them to the table.

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