No long essay pushing my thoughts or anything. Just sharing some of the stuff you won’t hear about on the news sites, or see getting a million retweets.
did you know soap doesn’t really clean your hands it just makes the water molecules smaller so the water can go into smaller crevices in your skin isn’t that the weirdest shit you’ve read today
This is completely fucking false.
Most molecules can be groups into two categories, polar (ones where the electric charge is unevenly distributed), and non-polar (ones where the electric charge is nearly evenly distributed). Most organic compounds are non-polar, and most salts and water are polar. If you have polar and non-polar substances in the same system, they’ll resist being mixed together, this is why a mixture of oil (non-polar) and water (polar) separates.
Soap molecules like sodium lauryl carboxylate (and the more efficient detergent molecules like sodium lauryl sulfate) work because the molecule is half polar and half non-polar. The non-polar half mixes with dirt, oil, sweat, etc., and then the polar half mixes with water, allowing it to be washed away.
A molecule like SLS that allows water and polar substances to mix this freely is called a surfactant.
In stark contrast to that last post, here’s a lot of Windows 98 from Digimon Adventure: Our War Game, featuring even a Ctrl+Alt+Del and bonus Windows CE action.
I’m bored and have video editing software.
Either that, or Charizard’s about to eat Pac-Man…