Here’s a fun experiment (courtesy of Veritasium) you can try for yourselves at home (adult supervision recommended of course) which demonstrates how plasma – the fourth fundamental state of matter (solid, liquid and gas being the other three) – is created, and is also a pretty fun visual effect you can show off to your dinner guests. Gives a whole new meaning to “nuking it in the microwave” 🙂
But remember to be careful if you try this at home and DO NOT leave the microwave on for too long, make sure the area is well ventilated, and stand back. Remember the contents will be very hot afterwards.
Honey, what else is in the fridge that I can nuke in the microwave?