- Sep 6, 2009
I understand why you got Cam to the science bit. Once you sanitized the footage, it was only about 12 seconds of Paul cleaning the microwave.
Air does not absorb microwave radiation, as Cam has noted. Also, as I understand it, marshmallow fluff has no air pockets, yet it expanded in the same way.TheBobmus said:Not sure about Cam's theory on why marshmallows react how they do. I believe the inflation is largely due to the heating of the air inside the marshmallows, causing it to expand and inflate the size of the marshmallow. Of course, there's probably some interaction with the sucrose, but I don't think it's the main factor here?
Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong - I'd be interested to know the science behind it!
I was just about to say the exact same thing. Damn ninja.Daeggreth said:Oh wow. Cam succeded in a way that no teacher/prof of mine has ever done. I already knew the science behind microwave ovens and he still managed to make it interesting for me. Bravo good sir.
Heh, I knew a lot of this stuff already, but Cam is definitely better at explaining things than the jerkwad that was my chemistry teacher.necromanzer52 said:I learned more from this video, than from 3 years of chemistry classes.