Back in the day, 7Up used to contain lithium salts, and for years, humanity has wondered what would happen if the modern, lithium-free version of the beverage came in contact with the metal. Would they get along? Would it be an instant, violent dislike?
Well, maybe you weren’t wondering about this mystery, but Periodic Videos and Sir Martyn Poliakoff have solved it anyway. In the video below you’ll see a piece of metallic lithium added to the soft drink. Immediately following, he explains what caused the reaction and how the soda’s ingredients played into it.
(via Laughing Squid)