by Miles Bowers
Wait so it brought the fish back to life? How??
No, but it does look real.
Its all due to the sodium (i.e. salt) in the soy sauce, that flows into the muscle cells. Because its been recently killed these cells aren’t quite dead yet and can still respond to chemical stimuli. Some cells like nerve and muscle cells rely on ion channels to function. Sodium is one such ion that interacts with these cells.
The Huffington Post explains it better:
So how does the squid “come back to life?”
The reaction is an automatic response to the sodium chloride, or salt, in the soy sauce. The recently deceased squid may lack a brain, but its muscle cells, which receive electrical commands, are still intact, NPR reports.
"Most of the tissue in an organism that’s recently dead, recently killed, is actually still alive" Charles Grisham, a chemistry professor at the University of Virginia, explained to Discovery News. “In this case, even though the brain function is missing, the tissues will still respond to stimuli.”
The squid’s muscles still retain Adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the main source of energy for muscle contractions. Therefore, when the sodium in soy sauce is absorbed into the creature’s body, it triggers muscle spasms that appear to make the cephalopod dance. Of course, a specimen must be fairly fresh for soy sauce to elicit this reaction, according to the report.
I’d like to take this time to call bullshit (or at least naming inaccuracies) in numbers 1 and 2.
Elemental chlorine is a gas; the reagent added was a solid powder, most likely some sort of hypochlorite-containing (ClO-) compound. (Judging by the white color of the solid, it’s probably calcium hypochlorite. The other commonly available hypochlorite compound is sodium hypochlorite, which is greenish yellow in the solid state and normally found as an aqueous solution as bleach.) Nobody in their right mind would do a reaction out in the open like that with chlorine gas.
The second reaction is most definitely NOT done with cesium; it’s WAY too reactive and will explode in contact with water. A reaction of that caliber is most likely of either lithium or sodium, because the reaction gets progressively more violent as the alkali metal gets heavier. (And as a sidenote, the water has phenolphthalein added as an acid-base indicator; the reaction produces a bunch of strong base, which causes phenolphthalein to change from colorless to pink.
Through the golden light by lori80
Se viene, todo el mes de diciembre, en todos tus canales, en todos los horarios
i just introduced my brother and his friends to slenderman
they played the game and proceeded to freak the fuck out
now they’re playing in the woods
so i made these and stapled them to the trees
i can hear their screams as i post this
you are a horrible person and i love you