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Updated on Jul 26, 2020. Posted on Jul 24, 2020

19 Accidental Science Experiments To Make You Say, "Wow, That's Mildly Cool"

Ever seen a polished coconut before?

1. Polishing a coconut to the point where it resembles a chocolate egg:

This is what happens when you polish a coconut from mildlyinteresting

2. Baking a cookie — if that's what you wanna call it — out of all the cookie dough globs in cookie dough ice cream:

I harvested the cookie dough from my ice cream and baked it. This is the result. from mildlyinteresting

3. Putting M&Ms in water and watching THIS happen:

What happens when you put M&Ms in a dish of water. Diffusion force barriers from mildlyinteresting

4. Hitting a flag with lightning and watching the electricity spread like literal VEINS!!!

This Is What Happens When Lightning Strikes A Flag On A Golf Course from interestingasfuck

5. Quickly switching temperatures on a marble:

This is what happens when you heat an ordinary marble over a flame then immediately drop it into cold water from mildlyinteresting

6. Rocking a long-sleeved shirt in 180 mph winds:

What happens to a long sleeve shirt in 180mph winds from mildlyinteresting

7. Taking a negative picture of a negative screen and feeling your whole life invert:

This is what happens if you take a negative picture of a negative screen. from mildlyinteresting

8. Harvesting a tomato from 150-year-old seeds for funsies:

Modern tomato vs one grown from 150yo seeds from mildlyinteresting

9. Simply just trying to cook in Antarctica:

This is what happens to food in Antartica at -94°F/-70°C from interestingasfuck

10. Passing light through blinds and then onto a reflective trash can:

Apparently this is what happens when light passes through the blinds and hits my trash can... from mildlyinteresting

11. Burning wood with a REEEEEEEALLY hot burner thingy:

What happens when wood is burnt with high voltage from mildlyinteresting

12. Pointing a laser at transition lenses:

Found out what happens when you point a violet laser at transition lenses. from mildlyinteresting

13. Leaving a bag of gummy bears in a *VERY HOT* car:

this is what happens when you leave a pack of gummy bears in an 105 degree car. from mildlyinteresting

14. Leaving some potatoes in a cellar for, ya know, HALF A YEAR:

What happens when you leave potatoes in the cellar for 6 months from mildlyinteresting

15. Leavin' some good ol' beet juice out for a bit:

I accidentally left a bowl of beet juice on the counter and the top layer rippled from mildlyinteresting

16. Using a summer roll as a desk plant for approximately four days:

I left a summer roll on my desk for 4 days. The bean sprouts are sprouting. from mildlyinteresting

17. Taking off a drag queen's makeup:

A friend of mine is a drag queen. This is what happened last night when he took off his makeup. from mildlyinteresting

18. Freezing water on a continuously spinning wheel:

What happens when water freezes on a spinning wheel. from mildlyinteresting

19. And lastly, microwaving McDonald's fries for 30 minutes. No shocker here:

This is what happens when you microwave McDonalds fries for 30 minutes (instead of 30 seconds). from mildlyinteresting

H/T r/mildlyinteresting and r/interestingasfuck

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