Make Mountain Dew Glow in the Dark Like a Lightning Bug



This video tries to make you think that all you have to do is mix a bit of Mountain Dew with a few innocent household chemicals, and you get yourself the equivalent of a lightning bug, or maybe even a neon light. Is this real? We can't tell how bright this really is, but it's just another example of better living through chemistry. And we mean that in a good way. But is it safe? Chemists and experts, do tell us if this works, and if so, how? [YouTube, via CrunchGear]

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Wow, just tried it, IT WORKS!

I too would like to hear an explanation of what reaction could possible create such a bright glow! I'm surprised no one has brought this to the mainstream until now.

Wow, it's been almost 10 minutes and it still has a noticeable glow. As does my cat, my hand, and all things living... I guess I should mention I took 3 hits of Purple Microdot before I repeated this experiment.