Ever since Breaking Bad made science cool again all those years ago, the internet can’t get enough homegrown science experiments.
What’s even more thrilling is when science happens irl without any real reason, rhyme, or planning.
Especially when they’re less volatile than Coke and Mentos volcanoes.
Here are 14 mildly interesting science experiments that happened in real life completely by accident.
1. At-home jewelry
I’m going to start buying marbles in bulk instead of browsing Tiffany & Co.
2. This perfectly polished coconut
Ever seen something so orb-like before?
3. Primary colors!
Ugh, it’s just so pretty.
4. When lightning strikes
That’s a seriously sick pattern.
5. Editing inception
Taking a negative of a negative feels like you’re diving into some crazy alternate universe.
6. Extreme cooking
Cooking under bitingly cold conditions certainly presents its challenges.
7. Now that’s what I call optics
Look at how the light bends!
8. So inky
This is real art.
9. Well, this one makes sense
Gummy bears melt – who knew?
10. I’m scared
They’re going to come after us. With the amount of french fries we’ve all eaten, no one is safe.
11. A perfect beat
This queen did a real good job.
12. This new kind of ice art
Who needs a swan sculpture when you could have this?
13. Goth McDonalds
I’m so ready for this gothic upgrade. Make this my next order. Even if it tastes bad.
14. A vintage tomato
This is probably what food is supposed to look like.
Well, that was kind of cool! Looks like science is happening all around us – all the time.
What’s your favorite accidental science experiment? Share with us in the comments below!