Microwave Ivory soap

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sarahfulton sarahfulton

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It was a pretty fun


Rubie-Redd Rubie-Redd

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 I hope it doesn't ruin the microwave.


marydelta marydelta

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 You have to use the original kind not the fragranced kind... it gets all big and weird and flaky and puffy! 


GetUpAndGo GetUpAndGo

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From what I understand, a mishap in the Ivory factory many decades ago resulted in a mixer being left on too long, incorporating an excessive amount of air into the soap. The company soon discovered that having a soap filled with bubbles meant it would float in water -- which was a pretty great quality in a bar of bath soap! No more searching around in a cloudy tub for that ever elusive Ivory...

Fast-forward to the future, and some brilliant soul must've gotten super curious or super drunk or...I don't even know what -- and put some Ivory in the microwave. Behold, the results of millions of air bubbles heating and expanding:

http://imgur.com/OKHgV

I didn't believe it myself until I tried it. You should too. Be forewarned -- this is a 1/3 of a bar -- we tried it successfully with a full bar, but it does tend to take over the plate fairly rapidly (then again, it's only soap, so it cleans up nice!).

90 seconds and you're done!

 


AllyS AllyS

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My then 4 year-old came back from his grandma with two pieces of Ivory soap. He told me what to do with it and explained what was going to happen. I had never heard of this experiment before but I did just as he told me. It was fun :)


WaffleCrumbs WaffleCrumbs

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 Was pretty cool.  Kids loved it!


kathy.baker kathy.baker

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at school but we did it because we wanted to see it, not for the kids :)

 


mamafuller mamafuller

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 Had fun with the girls!


maddies08 maddies08

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Hersey Park with my best friends on a field trip

 


Asdf3730 Asdf3730

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I learned this in science class some years ago. Went home, immediately told my friends and had a blast microwaving bar after bar. Soap is still usable too!

lilynicholson lilynicholson

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Chiyo._.M Chiyo._.M

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 It was cool looking


angelestes1111 angelestes1111

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my microwave and food smelled and tasted like soap awhile not recommended


prgoalie prgoalie

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 I had pink eye on the first week of 4th grade, so my nana took care of me and we spent the whole day doing science experiments.


Argon Argon

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Even included some food coloring while doing it to make it cooler!


MidnightDreamer MidnightDreamer

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Not particularly worth it. The reaction was fun but kinda underwhelming, especially when it deflated immediately after it was taken out of the microwave. Thankfully, now with the current pandemic I'm washing my hands A LOT so I'll use up the soap pretty quickly.


visions.of.hope visions.of.hope

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This was a nice little at home adventure. It's the little things yeah? Pretty cool.  


MACky MACky

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 FUNNY!! With kids tlc. Its HOT! but fun!


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