Turning Seashells Into Glass (Debunking Viral Videos)

  • Published on: 10 September 2019
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  • Alice Jeon
    Alice Jeon   1 days ago

    12:39 looks like a animal the black thing

  • Dusto
    Dusto   2 days ago

    Grant I feel said he’s in internal blackness rip grant been watching for his first vid

  • 赵灿
    赵灿   2 days ago

    My mom debunked this. We were trying the glass shell and it just made a hole in it. My mom also said that bleach makes shells clear

  • Donnie Mullady
    Donnie Mullady   4 days ago

    I took college chemistry. I would have been more fun and educational to do this kind of chemistry. What did work for me was to calculate the chemical reaction.

  • mister clean
    mister clean   6 days ago

    yes you can make primitive cement with seashells, its not as effective as making quicklime though

  • Dragonator
    Dragonator   1 weeks ago

    Am i the only one looking at grants picture and not watching the actual video

  • SpartAnd
    SpartAnd   1 weeks ago

    Thumbs up is you think that TKOR is the new Myth Buster.

  • Christie Collins
    Christie Collins   1 weeks ago

    Just saying half of the words they say I dont understand! Lol

  • Interdimesional_ Hunter

    Muriatic acid=dilluted hydrochloric acidHydrochloric acid=Xenomorph bloodAlien is real, beware of facehuggers.

  • Nate TGS
    Nate TGS   1 weeks ago

    build a hammer head with seashells it eould be the perfect family heirloom

  • giovanni barbato
    giovanni barbato   1 weeks ago

    170c water.. I thought boiling point of water is 100c 🤔

  • Forest Johnson
    Forest Johnson   1 weeks ago

    I would be intrested in seeing if the saw tooth shell could be broken down enough to just the the teeth, and if those teeth could be used for sewing needles?

  • Sarah Galle
    Sarah Galle   1 weeks ago

    I think the trick is watered down muriatic acid for 3 seconds, then dip into clean water. It cleans off the calcification. I think the color that came off the shells was dye.

  • breezy-oar8 breezy
    breezy-oar8 breezy   1 weeks ago

    What happens if you put all the acid into one bowl and then put seashell in it

  • Rainy Jade
    Rainy Jade   1 weeks ago

    What happens if you put shells in bleach

  • Rronald Li
    Rronald Li   1 weeks ago

    Why are they wearing t-shirts?!?!?!?!?!??!

  • Dani-#1_Fan
    Dani-#1_Fan   1 weeks ago

    ;-; why, why does the crossbow have to be bought, Grant made it free on the mini sword

  • co do
    co do   1 weeks ago

    your making shell ashes

  • Hotpo. cket
    Hotpo. cket   2 weeks ago

    I think you can crush the shells and make soap with them (if they're CaO) what do you guys think?-Dr stone reference

  • Artimus Protensor
    Artimus Protensor   2 weeks ago

    If you ever revisit this, you might try a more concentrated "vinegar". I have some industrial acetic acid. 75% concentration, and the rest is definitely NOT water. I think it's still got methanol in it from whatever process was used to synthesize it. Unfortunately I broke the seal on the bottle trying to find a use for it (I originally ordered it to try to rejuvenate a car battery, then learned that it would make a neurotoxin if I tried that, so I didn't) so I couldn't send you mine. :POf course, no, no matter what concentration of vinegar you use, you're not going to make glass from it. Glass is a silicate; you can't get it from calcium carbonate.

  • Edward Paulsen
    Edward Paulsen   2 weeks ago

    I am pretty sure that they sprayed the shell with some sort of clear plastic that would not react with the acid and then dissolved the shell away leaving only the plastic... essentially making a mold... shells are mostly calcium carbonate (as they said) and when mixed with small quantities of water produces the exothermic reaction... calcium carbide will break down into acetylene in water... much more "bubbly"...

  • Ellie B
    Ellie B   2 weeks ago

    At least five minutes craft is not all full of lies

  • Caitlin Wilson
    Caitlin Wilson   3 weeks ago

    The fact that so many seashells are being destroyed is killing me inside-

  • ann07 PS
    ann07 PS   4 weeks ago

    I ruin my calcium carbonate body part with acid (hole on my teeth) so hello...