Candy Corn: Is it a Delicious or Disgusting Halloween Candy?
Love it or hate it, candy corn is a staple of the Halloween season. The sweet tri-colored treat trickles its way into stores every October—but not without controversy.
Is there really antifreeze in my toothpaste?
There are two main types of glycols: propylene glycol and ethylene glycol. Both are common ingredients in the industrial industry. In fact, they work as excellent coolants in your car’s engine. But is this the same ingredient found in your toothpaste?
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Glycols are water-soluble, hygroscopic organic compounds that belong to the alcohol family. There are two main types of glycols: propylene glycol and ethylene glycol. Both are common ingredients in the industrial industry. In fact, they work as excellent coolants in your car’s engine. But is this the same ingredient found in your toothpaste? What is Propylene Glycol?Propylene Glycol, also known [...]
When it comes to visualizing gore and violence on (and off) the screen, not much holds a candle to fake blood. Most recently, It Chapter Two has made headlines for its blood use: at least 4,500 gallons of fake blood was used to traumatize Jessica Chastain’s character, Beverly Marsh. For some perspective, Stanley Kubrick's The Shining used nearly 300 [...]
Love it or hate it, candy corn is a staple of the Halloween season. The sweet tri-colored treat trickles its way into stores every October but not without controversy. It truly is the most polarizing Halloween candy. Have you ever wondered why people love—or hate—candy corn so much? Both sides have compelling (albeit biased) arguments that require analysis to [...]
Water chemistry is one of the most important factors when it comes to brewing beer. Regular water, including both tap and spring water, contains organic materials and inorganic minerals. These naturally-occurring “impurities” will affect your beer and determine whether or not you can (or should) use that particular water for brewing.Brewing Water Before brewing, you should test your water [...]
Thanks to its purifying abilities, activated charcoal has become a popular ingredient in the beauty industry. This versatile product is used in face masks to draw out unwanted gunk, hair care products to soothe itchy, flaky scalps, and toothpaste to brighten teeth. With benefits such as these, it’s no wonder why activated charcoal has become the latest beauty trend.What’s the [...]
Salt, also known as sodium chloride (NaCl), is one of the most common ingredients you will find in a kitchen. While salt is common in cooking, it is also regularly found as an ingredient in foods and beverages, cleaning solutions, and medical solutions, among other applications.Salt has a variety of applications across all industries. It seasons and flavors food, [...]
If red wine is your preference, you know the various characteristics associated with its flavor profile. Unless you’re going with a sweet red, you will likely encounter some bitterness and astringency not associated with white wine. Whether it’s soft and sweet or aggressive and dry will depend on the naturally-occurring tannins in the wine.Tannins are substances found within plants, [...]