Amazing Shampoo Trick

Doing little science experiments at home are a great way to enjoy some time in the middle of a slow afternoon. As long as they are relatively simple to do, you can set them up within a matter of minutes and some of them will not fail to fascinate you, regardless of how many times you do it. That is the case with this shampoo trick, which is simply amazing in what it does.

The only thing that you will need for this experiment is to glass dishes and a bottle of shampoo. It makes use of something that is known as the Kaye effect. It involves complex liquids, such as shampoo or liquid soap. When you pour the liquid onto a flat surface, the surface suddenly will spout a jet of liquid that merges with the one that is coming from the container. It is amazing to watch and even more amazing in slow motion.

The Kaye effect was first discovered by a British engineer, Alan Kaye in 1963. Not only can it be done with shampoo, it can be done with many different household liquids, including soaps and even non-drip paint. It often goes unnoticed but when you set it up properly, the results are incredible.


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