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I love how this post is like “Oh, clean up some of the nastiest, hard to clean shit with coke!” but doesn’t mention “Hey, you actually ingest this stuff that can clean CORRODED CAR BATTERIES.”
Heyyy this is because when you put carbon dioxide to make the carbonated water, you get carbonic acid. Carbonic acid varies in how much the pH is, especially in the different coke products. Strong enough to dissolve rust but not steel or any of the metals mentioned here.
But here’s the thing, carbonic acid is not one of the 6 strong acids. You know what is one of those? Hydrocholric acid. You know where you naturally secrete hydrocholric acid? Your stomach. Hydrochloric acid is some nasty stuff and WILL eat away at a screw if allowed to soak long enough. If you ever got just drop of a diluted solution on your skin in chem lab, then you can see where that would happen very easily.
The stronger acid wins. Your tummy is fine when you drink coke. Your tummy makes acid strong enough to fuck that corroded battery up. It can handle a can of coke. Please don’t swallow a screw or something to test this tho, please.
thank you science side of tumblr <3
Seriously. You could probably do all of these with lemon juice (citric acid) or vinegar (ethanoic, or acetic, acid) just because acids work in pretty similar ways. Actually, when you see people recommending vinegar as a household cleaner? This is what it’s doing!
Also, as someone who has accidentally inhaled hydrochloric acid fumes, TRUST ME, THE CARBONIC ACID IS MUCH BETTER.
Every time I see a hysterical post on modern food I just kinda point and laugh
Because dude. Dude. You know what you breathe in and out every fucking second to survive? Oxygen. An incredibly corrosive gas that is probably responsible for more deaths across the history of the planet than anything else. Not only that, it’s a biproduct of photosynthesis. You literally rely on plant excretions to survive
Do you know what most of your body is made up of? Water. Which, given enough time, will destroy anything.
That morning coffee you like? Well shit, caffeine - lifeblood to many - is actually an incredibly potent nerve toxin (If you’re an insect). Plants actually produce that shit as an insecticide.
That refreshing zing from citrus? Acid. That juicy smack of a tomato? Acid and cadmium. That tart in an apple? Arsenic. That seasoning you put all over your fish and chips? Acid strong enough to destroy seashells - life that has evolved to survive living in a salt-drenched sea.
Stop being a tit and drink your damned coke.
EVERYTHING. IS. CHEMICALS.
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Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.
That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.
also if you look at the list of countries
basically all the second and third world countries voted “yes” and european/”western”/first world countries voted “abstain”
they really don’t have two shits to give about brown bodies and colonized peoples
A mountain scene carved in white jade from Ge’ermu
DAAAAAMNN BABY GOT BACK LIGHTING!!!!
Can we give some props to the photographers here? Look at the genius in backlighting it. It looks all dreamy.
Even cooler: This isn’t even actually all that old. It’s actually done by a contemporary master.
You should really hit up the jump for a pretty stunning archaic bronze/jade carving hybrid with equally awesome back lighting,
Regarding the highway bill, I think the current tea party obstructionists and others who oppose it are freeloaders. That’s right. Republicans like Eisenhower knew public infrastructure is an investment in the future. For the past few decades we have been enjoying the benefits of that without properly maintaining. That is freeloading on the “Greatest Generation” with little regard for the next generation.
Scott Oakes (via moreleftthannot)
Yes we are living off the capital investment of the 50s and 60s. Without this investment Reaganomics would have collapsed immediately. The entire modern Conservative economic concept requires squeezing out all they can without reinvesting and then moving on to somewhere else without looking back.
Twenty heart-shaped leaves from the bodhi tree (Ficus religiosa) have been mounted in an album, four of which have paintings. The other sixteen are undecorated and inlaid in blue paper. The four illustrated leaves depict a luohan riding an ox, Bodhidharma crossing the Yangzi River on a reed, a luohan and a deer, and a luohan taming a tiger. Ink on leaves. The historical Buddha Shakyamuni obtained enlightenment under a bodhi tree, and thus many temples throughout China planted Ficus religiosa and a tradition of leaf art emerged for copying sutras or painting Buddhist images.
Unidentified artist of the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Dimensions: 29.8 (h) x 40.6 (w) cm.
Source: Freer Sackler/Smithsonian