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Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Making Mountain Dew Glow
Can you make Mountain Dew glow simply by adding some baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to it? That's what this video claims. I was so excited after watching it that I was all prepared to go out, buy a bottle of Mountain Dew, and try the experiment myself. Thankfully I didn't, because the video is a fake. If you watch it closely, you can see that a break occurs after the person pours the Mountain Dew into the glass. During this break is when the contents of a glow stick were added to the Mountain Dew bottle. According to Wikipedia, hydrogen peroxide serves as an activating agent for the glow-stick dye. "It reacts with the ester to form an unstable CO2 dimer which excites the dye to an excited state; the dye emits a photon (light) when it spontaneously relaxes back to the ground state." I don't know what the purpose of the baking soda is.

Categories: Food, Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Mon Oct 08, 2007
Comments (32)
It works I put gas with my dew and then water with baking soda then a tespoon of battery acid Wen you mix it it's nothing until you add penny shaveings not copper cuz copper is not all the penny the middle is zinc
Posted by Nigro  in  Monroe ny  on  Sat Jan 08, 2011  at  11:21 PM
im doing for a project and im kid cudi jr hope it work with a glow stick
Posted by kidcudi  in  new york  on  Wed Jan 19, 2011  at  11:01 AM
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