Popping Bubbles - DO Try This at Home

July 6 2010

You've heard or seen the warnings: "professional stunt driver (or whatever); don't try this at home."

Here's a fun experiment. Ask someone how many bubbles you get when you pop a bubble that forms in the sink, on a glass, or even in a lake or ocean.

Most people (and children) would probably say "none" -- AFTER they tell you it's a dumb question.

But actually, not so dumb, as scientists at none other than Harvard University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences show.

I won't spoil the surprise. See for yourself. Read the article, click on the images and watch the movie. Then try it yourself and amaze your friends with your (ahem) superior knowledge of "pop science."

Category: Now You Know
Filed under: Simple Experiments