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Worlds Largest Elephant Toothpaste experiment

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Worlds Largest Elephant Toothpaste experiment – Best of TikTok: Incredible footage shows Youtubers pulling off what is apparently the world’s largest ‘elephant’s toothpaste’ explosion in the back yard of one of their homes.

The ‘Elephant Toothpaste’ experiment has gone viral on YouTube with over 1.1 million views and has left people wanting to know how it was done.

Youtube personalities Nick Uhas and David Dobrik wanted to outdo an attempt by YouTuber and former NASA engineer Mark Rober who carried out a similar stunt earlier this year.

n footage, Uhas explains the science behind his experiment, with 200 cubic meters of foam spilling over in the backyard of his home in California.

It involved using hydrogen peroxide, adding soap and food coloring dye, and then ‘catalyzing a rapid decomposition of the hydrogen peroxide with the potassium iodide,’ according to Nerdist.

The mixture results in the substances transforming into oxygen gas which grows larger and gets stuck in soapy water which is how the bubbles are created. This subsequently turns into a foam explosion(Elephant Toothpaste)

In a video, Uhas explains: ‘We start with 35 per cent hydrogen peroxide and we add soap and food coloring dye, we then add a catalyst potassium iodine in our case.

‘When these two chemicals mix together it strips one of the oxygen’s of the hydrogen peroxide which creates oxygen gas and build Elephant Toothpaste.

‘This gas then gets caught in the soap mixture and creates a tonne of foam very fast if you use the right catalyst.’

The result was 200 cubic meters of foam spilling over into their backyard. Footage showed a lava-like concoction of blue foam spreading far and wide as those watching it run for cover. A bang can also be heard.

Elephant Toothpaste experiment

The mixture is also eco-friendly which means it would not have damaged any surfaces or foliage that it spilled out on to.

  • In a new video with David Dobrik, the science YouTuber Nick Uhas and the “vlog squad” set off a world-record “elephant toothpaste” experiment that towered over Dobrik’s California home with a blue-foam explosion.
  • The experiment is a follow-up to the elephant-toothpaste video that became the most viral TikTok of 2019 with its smaller red-foam volcano.
  • In the video, Uhas shows off his calculations and ingredients to prepare a foam explosion meant to rival other science YouTubers’ previous attempts.
  • The result was a jaw-dropping visual display, complete with YouTubers in safety suits sprinting away from the towering foam mountain (Elephant Toothpaste).

Surprisingly, the neighbors didn’t seem to notice when the science YouTuber Nick Uhas exploded a massive blue-foam volcano in David Dobrik’s backyard.

“Every time I pull into David’s house, I swear by happenstance the neighbor is pulling out and is always waving and smiling, so I feel like we’re off to a good start,” Uhas told Insider. “The thing that I was actually most surprised about is we did not get a phone call.”

The world record-breaking elephant-toothpaste experiment that Uhas uploaded on Thursday has millions of views across platforms, but it hasn’t elicited a response from either the neighborhood or the pair’s competition — yet.

Uhas and Dobrik first tried the experiment earlier this year, and the resulting TikTok took off, becoming the most viral clip on the short video-sharing platform of 2019. It was an attempt to dethrone the YouTuber Mark Rober, who filled a swimming pool with multicolored foam earlier this year.

But there was some contention over whether the pair’s red-foam attempt actually produced more cubic meters of foam than Rober’s. So Uhas and Dobrik redid the stunt with three times the ingredients, and the resulting mass of “Elephant Toothpaste” foam spilled over Dobrik’s backyard balcony and rose above the roof of his California home.

“We’re kind of hoping it turns into a little bit of a foam arms race but we don’t know, nothing has happened so far,” Uhas, who has performed the experiment hundreds of times in his career, said.

The video ends with Uhas and Dobrik celebrating their gargantuan foam payoff. But how did they clean it up? Well, Uhas told Insider the reaction was “self-cleaning.”

“The foam bubbles start to pop, and what happens is the oxygen is released back into the air,” he said. “You end up with soapy water that’s on the plastic wrap. They get towels, they sop up the soapy water that has the potassium iodide in it, that gets washed — and that’s all drain safe — and then we recycle the plastic.”

The only thing that’s difficult to clean up after Elephant Toothpaste? The blueish-green color that covered Dobrik’s white couch, along with the plaster on the outside of his house that the foam touched. The iodine that gets created in the chemical reaction makes for a pervasive stain, which Dobrik is well aware of, because it stained the ceiling inside his house.

“We did this inside once,” Uhas said. “They repainted it something like eight or nine times and it kept bleeding through the paint. What happens is the iodine just keeps seeping through the paint. That’s where I throw my hands up and go, ‘I don’t know dude, I’m the chemistry guy, not the paint guy.'”

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Source TikTok
Channel NickUhas
Duration 0:09
Area United States
Language English
TikTok Video URL https://www.tiktok.com/@nickuhas/video/6772288884723158278
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