Turning Seashells Into Glass (Debunking Viral Videos)

  • Published: 11 September 2019
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    Today we're testing a viral video that claims dipping sea shells in vinegar over night will turn them to glass. We're testing that out along with a few other acids.

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Comments • 2 220

  • Please Refer To Other Acount

    Chemists everywhere are cringing at your lack of protection when working with those acids. You're supposed to use eye gear, masks, a fume hood and everything

    • 1Fix
      1Fix  43 minutes back

      Redo this with different types of shells! If you can find people with ramshorn snails get some shells with them, ramshorns have transparent shells and you can actually see their hearts beating! I found one on the edge of a lake near me that looks like crystal clear glass.

      • Zig Eubanks
        Zig Eubanks  5 hours back

        As soon as I heard muriatic acid I thought of Payday 2

        • Nasir Simmons
          Nasir Simmons  6 hours back

          Waitttt this isn’t Dr.Stone...Your not Senku!!

          • Razheil maglaque
            Razheil maglaque  7 hours back

            As they said a king will die but the kingdom will live forever

            • Adyn Laurie
              Adyn Laurie  9 hours back

              Are calli and nate dating

              • First Name Last Name
                First Name Last Name  11 hours back

                5:40 interesting

                • kuroryuu010
                  kuroryuu010  12 hours back

                  Hmm... that 'glass' shell in the beginning looks a bit like a resin 3d print to me.

                  • KillerGymSox
                    KillerGymSox  16 hours back

                    Soak eggs in vinegar until they are bloated and then deep fry them and put them in liquid nitrogen

                    • Cam Nely
                      Cam Nely  16 hours back

                      Jeg er et Bokmål mann/gutt.

                      • yukimarusword
                        yukimarusword  17 hours back

                        Agriculture, by neutralizing the hydrogen ions from the soil.
                        Mixing it with sand and roasting it with fire, they get mortar. It is a child of cement, to build large stoves, furnances and houses.
                        As a soap
                        As saltpeter

                        10 billion points to those who understand this.

                        • Melissa_ Bee
                          Melissa_ Bee  18 hours back

                          Sally sold sea shells by the sea shore

                          • Kalem Parry-coles
                            Kalem Parry-coles  19 hours back

                            I think you mean alchaline

                            • CraftyCat Fan
                              CraftyCat Fan  20 hours back

                              Now make a seashell knife

                              • Kanecobe
                                Kanecobe  21 hours back

                                10:36 doctors would love your veins mate.

                                • Oblixius
                                  Oblixius  1 days back

                                  Girl is annoying af

                                  • Random Things
                                    Random Things  1 days back


                                    • Fabulous Kitty
                                      Fabulous Kitty  1 days back

                                      Why are you guys angry at Grant's picture on the wall? It their family member why cant they have a picture of him up??

                                      • FradoShow
                                        FradoShow  1 days back

                                        Hey !! i wanted to see them melt . Why didn't you leave them for more time with the led on ?

                                        • Nelly Ge
                                          Nelly Ge  1 days back

                                          What happens if you fill your hole deep fryer up with the stuff that is in glow sticks and see what happens :)

                                          • Kitty_kat Gacha
                                            Kitty_kat Gacha  1 days back

                                            They should have warned us there was sea shells harmed in this video 😂😢😭😭😭😭

                                            • Kitty_kat Gacha
                                              Kitty_kat Gacha  18 hours back

                                              But they were

                                            • Nikysonrie
                                              Nikysonrie  20 hours back

                                              No seashells were harmed during the making of this video.
                                              (they took off their shirt and are now in their sweatshirt)

                                          • cyber_dragon_123
                                            cyber_dragon_123  1 days back

                                            The base doesn't react with the shells because carbonate is a base.

                                            • Jacob Beacham
                                              Jacob Beacham  1 days back

                                              They fixed the solution to plastic pollution. I had similar ideas with a shop shell since plastic is a non decomposed matter, But I think since shrimp shells are organic matter it would decompose over a period of time. So their is no way that it could become to much

                                              • Brandon Boermeester
                                                Brandon Boermeester  1 days back

                                                If you mix the lime in with volcanic ash and pebbles you will get Roman concrete

                                                • HORTONDLFN
                                                  HORTONDLFN  2 days back

                                                  You already know the shells will be dissolved b some of the acids, so why keep on with it?

                                                  • Sam Mathew
                                                    Sam Mathew  2 days back

                                                    I am the son of the man who owns this account and I am left handed!!!

                                                    • Meme boi
                                                      Meme boi  2 days back

                                                      Mmm acid 😋

                                                      • Dave Rianlloyd Lopez
                                                        Dave Rianlloyd Lopez  2 days back

                                                        Sees Grant’s picture on the wall

                                                        *Everyone liked that*

                                                        • Lillian Trepal
                                                          Lillian Trepal  2 days back

                                                          You should figure out if you can, and how to make a clear seashell

                                                          • Annabeth Chase19
                                                            Annabeth Chase19  2 days back

                                                            10:40 Grants picture

                                                            • destroyer1111122 yt
                                                              destroyer1111122 yt  2 days back

                                                              you guys should put them in Lysergic acid diethylamide

                                                              • Golden Chest
                                                                Golden Chest  2 days back

                                                                Thanks for putting grants picture on the wall like it helped....

                                                                • Snowshower's Show
                                                                  Snowshower's Show  2 days back

                                                                  me comin in after watching Dr.Stone

                                                                  • fany oktavia
                                                                    fany oktavia  2 days back

                                                                    Too much talk.

                                                                    • FK 2007
                                                                      FK 2007  2 days back

                                                                      When I saw Grant's picture on the wall I was so happy that I almost dropped my phone!

                                                                      Thank you so much

                                                                      • Skip of Justice
                                                                        Skip of Justice  2 days back

                                                                        This feels too much like mythbusters and less about making random cool stuff

                                                                        • Skip of Justice
                                                                          Skip of Justice  1 days back

                                                                          @Michael Persico I didnt see that video. Makes sense now.

                                                                        • Michael Persico
                                                                          Michael Persico  1 days back

                                                                          they're going off comments of the viewers for ideas.....thes debunking things are like top on the suggestions list. They mentioned it on the ramen vid

                                                                      • Crafty Dude
                                                                        Crafty Dude  2 days back

                                                                        10 minute fu*ck

                                                                        • ghufron
                                                                          ghufron  2 days back

                                                                          Is can seashell into gun powder?

                                                                          • Julien R.
                                                                            Julien R.  2 days back

                                                                            Did you use those freaking acids, without using a mask ?

                                                                            • David Jr
                                                                              David Jr  2 days back

                                                                              Love the picture on the wall

                                                                              • Miyabi Saiki
                                                                                Miyabi Saiki  2 days back

                                                                                What happens when you mix sulfuric, nitric and muriatic acids together? Do dissolve each other or what?

                                                                                • Fal Para
                                                                                  Fal Para  2 days back

                                                                                  Hermit crabs in africa could've use those shells

                                                                                  • Mortal
                                                                                    Mortal  2 days back

                                                                                    Dr. Stone incoming

                                                                                    • Bad Kids
                                                                                      Bad Kids  2 days back

                                                                                      I farted

                                                                                      • ItsPanda14
                                                                                        ItsPanda14  3 days back

                                                                                        That heart warming moment of when you realize that that put grants face on the wall.

                                                                                        • Polkadots ;-/
                                                                                          Polkadots ;-/  3 days back

                                                                                          TKOR: *puts Grant’s picture on the wall*

                                                                                          *everyone liked that*

                                                                                          • Meow Rchl
                                                                                            Meow Rchl  3 days back

                                                                                            So yes or no?

                                                                                            • Alicia Hollie
                                                                                              Alicia Hollie  3 days back

                                                                                              I cried when I saw Grant's picture on the wall!