Naomi’s got her scientist goggles on here, as she carefully pours the controlled substance into one of our experimental vials.
Each vial contains a chicken bone, plus either a) plain water, b)
Coke a leading brand of tinned cola beverage, or c) vinegar. There’s also a control which is a paper plate with d) a dry bone.
My answers were the most boring, but probably the most scientifically accurate. I secretly think Gavriel Zev’s answers were best, so I’m rooting for his, though some of them are a bit of a long shot:
- water – “it will be not yummy”
- vinegar – “there will be skeletons in the bone”
- coke - “people will be in the coke”
- dry - “it will melt”
The experiment just asked for vinegar (to demonstrate the effect of calcium on maintaining skeletal rigidity, but that’s so old-school and vanilla). I wanted to add water as a control, and then Elisheva started asserting at supper that her friend’s family did it with Coke and it dissolved a bone.
Having seen the mythbusters episode where that myth was debunked, YM & I asserted that Coke could do no such thing. So I threw that into the experiment as well so we can settle it once and for all.
I guess the next step is to look up how long we’re supposed to let this thing sit before we check back. Okay, 2 or 3 days. I will definitely report back!