How to turn water into balls

An amazing experiment: in contact with the air, this liquid looses polar hability and sticks to itself, transforming into solid water spheres.
Update: as pointed out in the comments, this video is fake. Still looks cool though :)

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-2 1. murdoc commented 11 years ago

awesome!!!trying it right away!! :D :D
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-4 2. rufinus commented 11 years ago

nice one, chemistry: making drugs, and amaze the masses :-)
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+9 3. zevvv commented 11 years ago

Sorry to inform you, but this video is a hoax. The balls are simply made of plastic with the same diffraction index as water. This causes them to be virutally invisible under water, and show up as soon as they are lifted out of the liquid.

Also, there is no such thing as 'polar hability'.

If still not conviced, try to explain why all the balls would be of the exact same size, and why the bal falling out at 02:31 is happily bouncing around the table.
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+1 4. mdv commented 11 years ago

Agree with #3. It's actually possible to make dense water that's sort-of-similar to this in a lab, but baking soda, vinegar, and salt definitely are not going to do it.

The stupid font choice, misspellings, and vague measurements (a small amount of...) should be hints enough.
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+2 5. jesse_f commented 11 years ago

At 2:27 you can clearly see that there are balls in the water because once the person puts their hand in the water, they are pushed to one side and protrude above the water's surface even before they leave the water thus proving that they are physical objects
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+1 6. alexnader commented 11 years ago

also if it sticks to itself shouldn't it theoretically create a ball the size of the amount of water that is scooped out. not a whole bunch of small marbles.
BS. to bad.
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+1 7. SuperDave commented 11 years ago

FAKE
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0 8. mafiaBH commented 11 years ago

It means i cant see my neighbour die choking with my new DIY Fresh Soda ?? =(
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+3 9. supra11000 commented 11 years ago

#3 I agree, its quite visibly fake. Would be awesome if it were true.
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0 10. puffedkirby commented 11 years ago

#9 yea it'd be awesome.
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-1 11. saatanaperkele commented 11 years ago

Kill the person who posted this. I mean it, really, kill him. the world would be a better place without him. damn fake poster.
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+1 12. nooitaf (admin) commented 11 years ago

#1 i wouldnt
#3 agreed
#4 agreed
#5 agreed
#9 agreed
#10 agreed
#11 don't agree
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-1 13. Niek (admin) commented 11 years ago

The guys at Reddit agree with you: http://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/79ky0/how_to_turn_water_into_balls/

Too bad this video is fake... it looked awesome :)
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0 14. Noobeater commented 11 years ago

The bass scared my neighbours :(
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0 15. Atkinc088 commented 11 years ago

I have those same drinking glasses
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+1 16. martynbiker commented 11 years ago

#1 roflmao!

#11 Are you for real? Kill someone for this? I hope they never let you have a Gun. Idiot!
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+1 17. BombDiggady commented 11 years ago

So that's how you make marbles. :|
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0 18. chance commented 11 years ago

Im trying it right now! AWESOME!
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-1 19. DarkiKun commented 11 years ago

Lol how would anyone believe something like this? its like so obvious that its just not real.
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+1 20. leviathan commented 11 years ago

I've got just test it and I had a bit of D.N.A. and ... OH MY GOD !!

IT JUST CAME TO LIFE !! THAT'S SO A FUCKING ADVANCE IN ...

Assholes -_-'
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0 21. x3style commented 11 years ago

I got this home its a decoration its like nr #3 said they are mainly in a vase for plastic flowers the balls are of a rubbery/gelatine they are not solid substance with a similar diffraction level of water they are allways in a collored water substance in clear water you are able to distinguish them.
I'm sure this video was only made to receive more subscriptions on you tube. :)
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0 22. MsZoomy commented 11 years ago

Ok, I never even took high school chemistry, but I can tell you that no freakin household chemicals like salt and vinegar and baking soda are going to make some magical substance. Yes I know we all know it's fake, but it just goes to show how gullible some people really are!! Sad.......... :'(
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0 23. MsZoomy commented 11 years ago

Oh yeah, I forgot, science is fun, but only when it's real, soooo...
No Monkey for you, Loser!!
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+1 24. revilowo commented 11 years ago

lol this experiment is soooo fake. Once I saw them on holyday in Italy, where you chould buy 20 of them for 2 euros!!! :O
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0 25. SpikedSilver commented 11 years ago

so if it is fake. what is it? something like these soap balls you get in hotels?
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-1 26. zf1 commented 11 years ago

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+1 27. zf1 commented 11 years ago

people who create hoaxes usually are not smart enough to show legitimate findings, not to mention successfully tricking people into believing that a hoax is real.

with some exceptions, you should check out "the hutchinson effect". apparently, this guy has been showing experimental findings for decades, and til this day, no one is certain if it is a hoax or not.
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0 28. McLovin commented 11 years ago

I need to know if I drink it, I could piss those balls??? :*
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0 29. Onlyodin commented 11 years ago

#15 lol
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-1 30. Usdevildoggmc commented 10 years ago

Lmao @ #11 who probably spent an hour wasting away his kitchen ingredients.... ur the 1 who got rick rolled homey.
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0 31. ridebmxx3 commented 8 years ago

he said its fake u idiot