Today's Snack: Some people don't like pickles. They are "repulsed"
by them. Well, what do THEY know? Even if you don't particularly like pickles,
you'll like today's treat. Wrap a slice of deli ham around a dill pickle, and
dip it in a dab of mustard. Balance that salty taste with a tall glass of sweet
Small water container, like a recycled yogurt cup
Salt and pepper
Eyedropper or toothpick
Pour water into the yogurt cup so that it's about ¼" from
Shake a few shakes of salt and pepper onto the top. Be
very careful not to touch or jiggle the cup. The salt and pepper should be
floating on the top of the water. If it has sunk, wash out your cup and try
again, making sure not to jostle or touch the cup of water once it's in place.
Now take a small quantity of dishwashing detergent with
an eyedropper or toothpick, and drop a drop right in the middle of the water.
What happens? Why?
The soap cuts through the "surface tension" of the top of
the water - air molecules that allowed the salt and pepper to float on the top.
The soap's molecules repel, or push away, the molecules
of the salt and pepper, and they move as far away from the soap as they can
Wish it were that easy to get things we don't like to