Just saw this fun little video on what happens when you put a bar of Ivory soap in the microwave. If anyone’s a chemistry buff out there and can tell me why that reaction happened, I would be very interested!
There is also a more grainy, slightly more irritating version of this video that actually shows the consistency of the exploded-microwave-soap. It turns out that exploded Ivory soap is somewhat hard and flaky. Who knew?
And, the Europeans are microwaving their soap. Their soap microwaves differently than Ivory but still poofs up very impressively.
Dove also acts differently than Ivory when microwaved.
Ha! Who would have thought it was the air inside expanding as the microwaving soap created steam? Go figure.
Hi, I know this is a really old blog post but I stumbled it across it today. Anyway it rang a bell with me and I realized I had seen it on my local news. Here is the link to the video and he explains why it explodes.