The Quest for Hollywood Acid


The Quest for Hollywood Acid

From the corrosive blood of the "Alien" xenomorph to the various Bond and Batman villains' use of the iconic acid vat, popular media presents us with a dramatic and largely unrealistic vision of acidic power. What are our strongest acids and superacids actually like? How do they generate those acid effects in the movies? And just what sort of blood courses through the xenomorph's veins? Robert and Joe explore in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind.

Image Caption: Xenomorph blood burns through the floor in "Alien." (Image via AVP Wiki)

Related Content:

Your Acid Video Supplement (all the videos we mention)

How the 'Alien' Xenomorph Works (HowStuffWorks)

Creepypasta 2: Disturbing Smiles & Lidless Eyes (podcast)

Outside Content:

Periodic Videos

Topics in this Podcast: Chemistry