A carbonated beverage is packed full of dissolved carbon dioxide gas, which forms bonds with water. While the soda is in the bottle, the gas is kept in solution by the bottle’s pressurized conditions. When you pour some soda into a glass, some gas escapes and forms foam, but most stays trapped by the surface tension of the water. But all those gas bubbles want to escape, making it no wonder that soda makes you burp! To create bubbles, the carbon dioxide needs to interact with itself, which means that the carbon dioxide’s bonds with water in the Diet Coke must be broken. A MentosRead More →

In March 2004, the FDA proposed to require the full number of calories to be placed on the front of food packages likely to be consumed by one person, like a 20-ounce soda for example (see figure). A 20-ounce soda is 275 calories, not 100. If Coca-Cola followed that FDA proposal, a label of a 2-liter bottle would have to say 800 Calories right on the front of the package. This idea got stuck in Bush administration but there’s a good chance the new folks at FDA might take it up again. The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with moreRead More →

  The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. –William Shakespeare   The secret of getting ahead is getting started. –Mark Twain   The doors will be opened to those who are bold enough to knock. –Tony Gaskins   Big things often have small beginnings. –Unknown   Be not simply good – be good for something. –Henry David Thoreau   Every morning you have two choices; continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them. –Unknown   Experience is the name we give to our mistakes. –Oscar Wilde   Twenty years fromRead More →