It's a small but very real frustration: you want a chilled drink, but you open the freezer only to see nothing but empty ice trays. Fortunately, there's a simple way to make ice cubes quickly—use hot water. Yup, you read that correctly. Hot water freezes more rapidly than cold ...more
A fire snake, also referred to as a black snake or sugar snake, is a classic science experiment you can do right in your own kitchen using a baking soda and sugar mixture and a fuel to ignite the reaction. When the baking soda gets hot, it makes carbon dioxide gas. The pressu ...more
This is an awesome little science trick that has to be seen to be believed. Simply by emptying a bottle of "supercooled" water into a glass, you can watch it turn into ice right as your pour! It's no magic trick or chemical craziness—it's normal water and you can try it yourse ...more
Ralph Waldo Emerson once observed that "the seed of science" was "wonder," and taking a look at this nine-layer liquid tower from Steve Spangler's Sick Science! channel, one can't help but do just that — wonder. How is this possible? Is this magic or what? While it's not exac ...more
Does the idea of peeling potatoes deter you from cooking them as often as you’d like? Try the trick in this how-to video. You will need a pot of boiling water and ice water. The skin will fall right off. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to quickly peel a potato.
When you know how to cook it, tofu is a delicious dish in and of itself—truly. Too many people have been subjected to poor quality or badly cooked tofu and told to eat it because it's a "healthy alternative" to meat. Usually what they bite into is a bland, rubbery mess coated ...more
Here's a fun experiment you can do that will demonstrate the effects that pressure has on the freezing point of a liquid. You will amaze your friends as you do what seems to be impossible, turning water into ice without sticking it in the freezer. See water freeze before your ...more
I bet you've never put much thought into the water and ice dispensers that comes preinstalled in a lot of modern refrigerators and freezers. For chilled water or perfectly formed ice cubes, all you need to do is push the button and wait, right? Right, but have you ever consid ...more
Recipes are invaluable to cooks who are just starting out, but what if you want to get to the next level? Then it's time you learn how to apply simple math to food. In other words, learn how to cook using ratios, not recipes. Fortunately, there's a great book by cookbook auth ...more
In this Quick Clip, I'll be showing you how a supercooled soda is transformed into a slushy "slurpee" in under 4 seconds. I was inspired to do this little soda trick by The Super Effect's video on YouTube from a few years ago. Video: . To get this effect, I put 4 bottles of 50 ...more
Ever need ice right away but do not have time to run to the store? Here is an easy way to make water turn into ice instantly. Using a few common household products, produce ice from water in the matter of seconds and enjoy a nice tall glass of a chilled beverage.
The point of ice in your cocktail is to make it cold, right? Yes and no. Obviously, ice does lower the temperature of your cocktail, but it also does other things: enhances certain flavors while masking others (handy if you're drinking less than stellar booze or wine). As Sim ...more
Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make iodine from sulfuric acid and alkali metal iodide. This is the best way to make elemental iodine from sulfuric acid and sodium or potassium iodide. Warning: Reaction must be done outside or in a fumehood due to p ...more
Impress your friends and fellow bar partrons and learn how to turn water into ice. You don't need a freezer... Just a bit of magic. Turn water into ice. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com
Ice in placed on a sealed FLASK and the water inside starts to boil. Great science fair experiment. 1. Find a FLASK (Something that won't crank due to pressure) 2. Boil water and add it to the flask 3. Seal it and invert the FLASK 4. Place an ice cube or two on top. 5. The co ...more
Ok, it’s not the biggest problem in the world, but an ice bucket full of water is a not-so-subtle hint that the party’s over. Make your cubes last until the final guest has had their fill. Watch this Howcast video to learn how to keep ice cubes frozen longer. You will need boi ...more
This video shows you how to make a classic sweet martini cocktail that you can use for an entertainment surprise. The first public recipe was published in 1888. A dry martini has very little vermouth. A sweet martini has a little more vermouth. A perfect martini is a mixture o ...more
Air. It's all around us. Put it to work with this home science how-to, which demonstrates a cool method for crushing aluminum cans with a little bit of ice water and a whole lot of air pressure. To follow along with this experiment at home, you'll need a soda or paint can, a l ...more
Every kid has had a lemonade stand. It's a child's first glimpse at responsibility and making a living, but the lemonade in this video isn't your typical lemonade stand variety. This is more like a slushy than a drink. This is a great summertime treat your guests will love, bu ...more
Have you ever wanted to know what would happen if you threw a fizzy calcium tablet into boiling hot water or ice cold water? Watch this how-to video to see the results!
This shows you how to recover a snowmobile from a shallow water location under the ice. It involves a lot of physics and construction!
Join Colin as he shows you how to lift an ice cube without touching it with your hands! Cool huh? All you need is water, salt, ice, and a match of course.
Cooking chicken tonight for dinner? It may be a dinnertime staple in your home, but you're probably used to store-bought chickens that you store in the freezer. Well, sometimes the best tasting poultry comes from the chickens with their heads still attached… well, at least bef ...more
A classroom demonstration of the effects of lowering the air pressure on the boiling point of water.
You may have had to deal with this unfortunate scenario when you have a hankering for homemade ice cream: you find a great recipe, just the flavor you want to make, you start reading it... and you discover those ever-dreaded words "pour into your ice cream maker and process ac ...more
How to Mix a Simple Grasshopper Drink The Grasshopper is the first cocktail I learned. It is very delicious and refreshing, yet easy to make. This cocktail is a must try to the people who hate the taste of pure liqueur like gin, rum etc. Ingredients: Water Orange juice powd ...more
Nothin's better than freshly homemade popsicles in these hot summer months. Design Sponge has posted three delicious-sounding recipes by Ashley of Small Measure. Ashley recommends stretching your imagination: "One recipe uses coconut milk as a base, another uses yogurt, and t ...more
A cold drink on a hot day is a welcome sight; but a cold drink with ice-encased fruit is both both refreshing and irresistible. Fruit-infused cubes give water a burst of flavor, dress up cocktails or iced tea, add elegance to punch bowls, and will impress everyone. They're al ...more
Heavy Water & Light Ice Experiment. What happens? Ice floating over vegetable oil but it decreases in baby oil. While the ice melts, water is reduced in both liquids. Implemented gas grows and melt water falls. Then the boundary between the melted water and oil shows a beauti ...more
Enjoy the taste of tarragon in your own homemade-style soda pop! If you're a soda lover, you can't not make this delicious beverage. This vibrant soda combines fresh tarragon leaves, simple syrup and seltzer water. Served over ice, it's a crisp and colorful presentation that a ...more
Rooibos tea alone is a treat, with its naturally sweet and slightly nutty taste. But think about adding hibiscus tea to the mix. How about a little bit of tea flowers? Now, think about turning that wonderful red combination into iced tea. Perfect for hot summer days! Rooibos, ...more
Love those delicious pickles you get at your local Japanese restaurant? Well, you don't have to save your craving for a night of local Japanese cuisine, you can make these delicious Japanese pickles in your own kitchen! In this video, Chef Keith Pooler shows you how to make ta ...more
WE don't know what the hell Hiyajiru means, but from the screenshot above we'd love to find out! This recipe for Japanese Hiyajuru combines a delicate miso with healthy tofu, sesame seeds, and Japanese Horse Mackerel to create a lovely soup that's healthy and delicious. If yo ...more
Make your summer memorable by whipping up some ice-cold, homemade soda in the comfort of your own kitchen, then take it along with you during your next picnic or beach trip. So long as you have seltzer water and a few key ingredients to create the syrup, you can essentially m ...more
Spider bites can range from harmless to fatal, spiders themselves coming in many varieties. you're bitten by a spider, you should wash that area carefully with soap and water and do this several times per day until the skin is healed. You can also apply an ice pack wrapped in ...more
This recipe is for a shrimp cocktail like none other you have ever tasted! Ingredients you will need for the Court Bouillon: Water Onions Garlic Lemon Bay leaf Peppercorns Tarragon sprigs Old bay seasoning Salt First we are going to make a poaching liquid for fish c ...more
Welcome to another C tutorial. We will be looking at arrays, discussing what they are, when they are used and their special relationship with the char variable. Let's begin. What Is an Array? Think of an array as a sort of container or like... a buffer. They allow us to be a ...more
Homemade French fries! They are the best. You will need: russet potatoes, canola oil (good because it can get hot and not smoke}, cooking thermometer, deep fryer or a pan or skillet that will hold 3 to 4 inches of oil, knife, paper bags or paper towels, salt and pepper. You c ...more
Learn how to make delicious sushi like a real chef. You may think sushi is just raw fish, but you’d only be half right. It’s actually the combination of fish and rice – and how it’s combined is an art form in itself. You Will Need * At least a quarter-pound of trimmed, uncook ...more
Snowmobilers make a lot of noise and annoy a lot of people (like me). So it is with some glee that I recommend this video on how to rescue a submerged snowmobile. That said, there is a leisurely beauty to this 8 minute and 37 second piece. It takes the appropriate time to tell ...more
Hello! I want to share a few hints about staying literally cool when the temperature of the air outside rises incredibly. So, if you're in a very hot area, please continue reading! Step 1: Watch or Read the Weather Forecast I suggest you keep track with everyday weather fore ...more
In this Food video tutorial you will learn how to make a white chocolate mousse pie. Take 13 cream-filled sandwich cookies, crush them in the food processor, mix 3 tbsp unsalted, melted butter and press them down on the bottom of a 9‚Äù pie tray. Then take 17 oval sandwich coo ...more
Serve this at your next BBQ while your guests are waiting for the meat to finish cooking! This drink calls for: 1 egg white, 1 ounce pineapple vodka, 1 ounce Limoncello, 1 ounce simple syrup, 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice, soda water and ice cubes. Garnish with a lemon wedge! Ma ...more
In this video of Sid the Science Kid, the process of melting the ice is shown to the children. A teacher brings a frozen box full of fruits. The children then touch the box and understand how it feels to touch the ice. It feels cold, wet and hard. The children then draw an ill ...more