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Friday, April 21, 2006

Gummi Teaser

Ridiculous photos and charts will be composed during the weekend but I thought I'd provide a few glimpses into the experimentation process. Featured below is the Frankenstienian creation that spawned the all too gory experiment.


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Here we see the initial response to a gummi placed in 1.0N HCl (hydrochloric acid)
Below is the initial result from 10N NaOH (sodium hydroxide; strong base)
Here you can see the result of heat on gummi bears

12 Comments:

At 4/21/2006 4:53 PM, Anonymous Pinko Punko said...

You are back in the good graces of the Bulls. #1 position.

 
At 4/22/2006 8:03 AM, Anonymous Adorable Girlfriend said...

If that's the prize, I say you undo everything. Undo everything NOW!

Don't kiss ass for Pinko. You are better then that.

 
At 4/23/2006 11:31 AM, Blogger Chuckles said...

When are going to see the stylishly extended pinkie finger dunking a gummi bear into a solution that melts the bear as it is introduced.

I want more Gitmo-inspired insanity! Where are the electrodes? Where is the autoclave?

 
At 4/24/2006 11:52 AM, Blogger fulsome said...

I had hoped the post would get a little more reaction than this.

If gummi science is not a winner, what is?

 
At 4/24/2006 1:04 PM, Blogger dontEATnachos said...

You said this was the teaser. I'm still waiting for the full writeup.

Maybe if you make the article read like it was from a journal ... perhaps some sort of abstract and a list of references would be useful.

 
At 4/24/2006 3:49 PM, Blogger pop renaissance said...

of course, i woulda busted into that lab and freed all the gummis.

 
At 4/24/2006 4:58 PM, Blogger fulsome said...

that's why we had to do it while you were incapacitated!

 
At 4/25/2006 7:13 AM, Blogger Chuckles said...

GUMMIS ARE NOT FOR EATING.

Gummis are for dunking in mysterious fluids.

 
At 4/25/2006 10:52 AM, Anonymous Yosef said...

So do the results of the 1st 2 prove that Gummies are strong enough not to react to either a strong base or a strong acid? I thought everything would react somehow to one or the other of these. Or perhaps it was a slower process, the sodium hydroxide becoming a more hospitable environment for gummie-eating bacteria, while the Hydrochloric Acid merely aided as a preservative.

Perhaps we need to delve a bit further into this to determine the actual chemical makeup of a gummie. What is their pH initially. Do you need to allow for the pH and introduce a more concentrated solution of the NaOH? Have you thought about introducing Copper sulfates into your experiments to see the effect on the gummies? Perhaps some H2S?

 
At 4/26/2006 5:53 AM, Blogger Chuckles said...

What about using boussard ramscoops for moving the gummis?

 
At 4/27/2006 10:59 AM, Blogger fulsome said...

Yosef: those are the questions Ihave been wanting to hear. The answers shall soon be revealed.

Also, I think there might be serious brand dependent effects. These victims were not the higher quality gummi bears but did include beeswax. They are impervious to most things!

 
At 4/27/2006 2:22 PM, Blogger teh l4m3 said...

yeah chuckles you're one to talk about mysterious fluids...

 

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