Turning Seashells Into Glass (Debunking Viral Videos)

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  • 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 • 2 805

  • Helga Pálóczi
    Helga Pálóczi  2 days back

    5% vinegar?! Omg, we have 10 and 20% vinegar only here in Hungary 😄

    • OrigonReaper
      OrigonReaper  3 days back

      great video just one thing bugging me, where is the PPE? not a great example using some of the most dangerous substances out there and not even using eye protection when putting face right over sulfuric acid.

      • Camilla Flips
        Camilla Flips  4 days back

        Look at the time 4:48 l was laughin so hard

        • FIZO
          FIZO  4 days back

          what would happened if you heat up the seashells and put it in vaguer

          • Brian Henry
            Brian Henry  5 days back

            I was watching a vide and a man heated up rocks till they turned white and pored hot water on it and the water made the rocks expaned and start disolving in to dust

            • Amy Watson
              Amy Watson  6 days back

              You should make a Christmas tree in the in a school

              • Katie Burris
                Katie Burris  6 days back

                You can put crayons in acid

                • notperson badly
                  notperson badly  6 days back

                  You guys should put the shells into bleach and see what happens. Even maybe making a mixture of bleach and white vinegar

                  • christina leech
                    christina leech  6 days back

                    What if you mixed the acids together?

                    • GachaNinja_Gamer
                      GachaNinja_Gamer  7 days back

                      This is why I don't trust Troom Troom all that much XD

                      • Dragonslayer YT
                        Dragonslayer YT  7 days back

                        You guys made fragile chalk 😂

                        • Darin Locklear
                          Darin Locklear  1 weeks back

                          Now cast the skeletonized shell in resin

                          • noel yanez
                            noel yanez  1 weeks back

                            Clorox Brighton's pretty nice

                            • Salesters Whoopsy Doopsy

                              Is that video from 5 minutes craft?

                              • Laural ローラル
                                Laural ローラル  1 weeks back

                                Paint a seashell with clear nail polish then dissolve the shell with vinegar

                                • Kingkayd 74
                                  Kingkayd 74  1 weeks back

                                  That seashell animation noise

                                  • Theo Roxley
                                    Theo Roxley  1 weeks back

                                    Did you no that the king of random in hero is only 10 second

                                    • Matteo Argento
                                      Matteo Argento  1 weeks back

                                      When you are too poor for c*Caine 11:30

                                      • Caroline Andrews
                                        Caroline Andrews  1 weeks back

                                        Sooooo does not work

                                        • Park Cutee
                                          Park Cutee  1 weeks back

                                          Just a thought why dont you mix all of that acid then put an aluminum on the acid mixture

                                          • Emerald Serpent
                                            Emerald Serpent  2 weeks back

                                            A shelleton

                                            • April Carter
                                              April Carter  2 weeks back

                                              I don’t see a note in the comments below

                                              • 兔二爷
                                                兔二爷  2 weeks back

                                                The glass shell looks like resin

                                                • Julie-anne
                                                  Julie-anne  2 weeks back

                                                  You should mix all of the acids together and put a big shell in one glass of the liquid and a smaller one in another equally filled glass of said liquid/ acid concoction thing

                                                  • Jotaefe
                                                    Jotaefe  2 weeks back

                                                    That is kinda wrong

                                                    • Quizmo 71
                                                      Quizmo 71  2 weeks back

                                                      There is a video going around of making a specific mixture with a battery in it that when you dip a fork in it the tines get all messed up, can you test it??

                                                      • Frame Killer
                                                        Frame Killer  2 weeks back

                                                        In the furnace you made cement

                                                        • krysa boyce
                                                          krysa boyce  2 weeks back

                                                          I’m sad that you destroyed these cool shells I always try to find ones like that at the beach and never can

                                                          • jeffpearljam1976
                                                            jeffpearljam1976  2 weeks back

                                                            Stick the shells in water in your freeze dryer

                                                            • 苏主中
                                                              苏主中  2 weeks back

                                                              THIS WAS MADE 5 DAYS BEFORE MY BIRTHDAY 😡

                                                              • Astrid Mendes
                                                                Astrid Mendes  2 weeks back

                                                                It can not convert to glass coz glass is made of silica and shells are made of CaCO3

                                                                • Sabeer Rahman
                                                                  Sabeer Rahman  2 weeks back

                                                                  Why did you ban me in discord I'm over 13 but it says I am under and it says you are banned for 191 weeks and 5days

                                                                  • Lumberjack king the great

                                                                    It's kinda sad to see these buteful 🐚,s be destroyed but it's for science and just why not right have a great day

                                                                    • Goku Yu
                                                                      Goku Yu  3 weeks back

                                                                      You should take 1 shell and put it in mixture of all 4 liquids

                                                                      • Amu
                                                                        Amu  3 weeks back

                                                                        Anyone else getting Dr. Stone vibes?

                                                                        • Ryan Saeger
                                                                          Ryan Saeger  3 weeks back

                                                                          If you keep using the same acid the pH will keep going towards 7. Should be using fresh acid to get the most accurate results. It's keeps creating calcium nitrate/sulfate/chloride (the conjugate base), CO2(g) and H2O.

                                                                          • Ryan Saeger
                                                                            Ryan Saeger  3 weeks back

                                                                            Also it's chemically impossible to turn seashells (calcium carbonate) into glass (silicon dioxide).

                                                                        • Otaku Danieru
                                                                          Otaku Danieru  3 weeks back

                                                                          Srsly...just watch Dr.Stone(anime)

                                                                          • Tactical Booty
                                                                            Tactical Booty  3 weeks back

                                                                            *Crossbows Assemble*

                                                                            • Dylan Dreisbach
                                                                              Dylan Dreisbach  3 weeks back

                                                                              Those dissolved seashells do look transparent to me.

                                                                              • GammaGaming
                                                                                GammaGaming  3 weeks back

                                                                                This video makes me uncomfortable in every way

                                                                                • Shell the killer
                                                                                  Shell the killer  3 weeks back

                                                                                  The king of random burning the shells




                                                                                  Everyone who's name is shell 😥

                                                                                  • Matthew Mills
                                                                                    Matthew Mills  2 days back

                                                                                    Shell the killer i know 0 people named shell

                                                                                • Luminous YT
                                                                                  Luminous YT  3 weeks back

                                                                                  I’m shaking so much like I’m carrying something heavy while I watch this vedio idk why😅

                                                                                  • Fur-ious Flood
                                                                                    Fur-ious Flood  3 weeks back

                                                                                    I mean it did turn clear....

                                                                                    • Kathy Nichols 2019
                                                                                      Kathy Nichols 2019  3 weeks back

                                                                                      I use muriatic acid to clean my seashells dilute it with water 3 to 5 Seconds take it out put it in clean water to rinse it off beautiful seashells

                                                                                      • BruhitsJoyce
                                                                                        BruhitsJoyce  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Try making a cotton candy with the shell powder lmao

                                                                                        • TheKrawfish
                                                                                          TheKrawfish  3 weeks back

                                                                                          9:39 Zenyata?

                                                                                          • Nicole Smith
                                                                                            Nicole Smith  3 weeks back

                                                                                            I have fresh eggs

                                                                                            • The Crazy Side
                                                                                              The Crazy Side  3 weeks back

                                                                                              My thoughts before the video... when cleaning a fish tank vinegar does break down calcium.. so it seems possible I suppose but wouldnt that just dissolve the entire shell?