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What Actually Happens When You Drink Too Much Soft Drink?

Video: Most reasonable people can generally agree on two things: the Earth is round and soft drink is bad for you. And though we know the first to be absolutely true, what’s so bad about soft drink? Asap Science explains as only they can in this hand drawn animation. Basically, it erodes enamel on our teeth, pumps too much sugar into our bodies, increases liver fat, makes us obese, brings on diabetes and ages the hell out of us.


Watch How Candy Canes Are Made

Video: A helluva lot of sugar and a helluva lot of machinery. That’s what it takes to make candy canes and it’s very close to being a magical process, as taking something as large as what candy canes start at and shaping it down to the classic skinny hook is so very impressive.


Seeing Sugar Get Swallowed By A Cappuccino Is So Completely Satisfying

This video is titled ‘Granular Satisfaction’ and there’s really no better way to explain it. A mound of sugar disappearing into the vortex that is a cappuccino is so satisfying. You wait and wait and wait for it to happen and then it does and the black hole closes up and waits for its next grain victim.


Why Sugar Doesn't Spoil

Two foods are left out on the counter — fresh tomatoes and a bowl of sugar. Within a week or so, one will develop black spots and the other remains pristine, albeit perhaps a little clumpy depending on the humidity of the air. But why?


Giz Explains: What Are Artificial Sweeteners Really Doing To Our Bodies?

They’re what stimulate your sweet tooth without adding girth to your waistline; they give diet colas and sugar-free snacks a saccharine kick without the consequences. At least that’s the idea. But these sweeteners have been the subject of hoaxes and misinformation for years, slowly discrediting their wondrous health claims. Can you really, as Dr Susan Swithers of Purdue University quips, “have your fake cake and eat it, too?”


Something Amazing Happens When You Chill Sugar Cubes In Liquid Nitrgoen

It’s not something most people would stumble across. But Mikhail Svarichevsky has found that sugarcubes glow bright green in UV light when they have been dunked in liquid nitrogen.


Burning Artificial Sweeteners Releases Some Bizarre Shooting Webs

Our favourite destroyer of objects, the red hot nickel ball, is back. This time it’s torching artificial sweeteners like Splenda, Sweet N’ Low and Truvia. Splenda and Sweet N’ Low put up honourable fights but essentially caramelizes. Truvia, however, starts shooting out these weird spider web looking things when burned.


Boiling Coca-Cola Turns The Soda Into This Gross Black Goopy Tar

The delicious diabetes drink commonly known as soda is a true scientific wonder. We know it’s crap, but we love it anyway. CrazyRussianHacker wanted to show just how much crap (and sugar) is in one bottle of Coke, so he boiled out all the water in the soda to see what was leftover.


A Tequila Sweetener Could Help Reduce Diabetes And Obesity

Tequila is the answer to many of life’s problems — and now, a sweetener made from the stuff might just be the answer to our diabetes and obesity pandemics, too.


Weekend Long Read: The Truth About Aspartame & Your Health

A quick online search of Aspartame will provide you with numerous opinions about this artificial sweetener. Some claim it causes things like cancer, seizures, multiple sclerosis, lupus, memory problems and brain tumors. Just about every governmental organisation in the world, regulating food products, have deemed it safe for human consumption. (But, you know, just about every governing body in the world still gets the “sodium raises blood pressure” myth wrong, despite overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary, so let’s not take their word on the whole Aspartame thing!)


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