Science Finally Discovers My 3rd Grade Science Fair Project

i-2d0fe83bc77a6170b9f0ddeefc506c01-science fair.jpg Sooooo, turns out that pop/soda/Coke *does* rot your teeth. Um, now they listen? Where was this press release during the 1989 school year when a burgeoning nerdlet conducted (not so) scientific examinations into THIS VERY FACT?? Its a conspiracy I tell you!

Interestingly, the high-falutin' eggheads found that root beer products don't corrode teeth as they don't contain the acidic effervescence in carbonated sodas. And while sugared varieties are worse, the diet versions are quite bad for your teeth too.

I wish I had a picture of my old 3-fold cardboard display with my 'Abstract' and 'Results' printed on dot-matrix printer paper and my hand-drawn graphs. I may have been scooped in the span of 18 years (*gah*) but it doesn't hurt any less. Next they'll be publishing the results of which paper towel is more absorbant....

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news but your photo has been taken, photoshopped and posted on

Coke only rots the teeth of wusses.

By BetterThanYouWusses (not verified) on 06 Apr 2009 #permalink

What about diet soda?

Shelley says, " Follow me and my parrot on the quest to get funded, get a PhD, and stay sane."

Sorry, dear. You get to keep two of the three. My advice is to wave gently goodbye to sanity, because it will only hinder your enjoyment of committee meetings and grant preparation.

hmmm, someone has 'shopped your original and turned it into a project called "AIDS the Gay Plague", had a link called "wtf is up with science" and it shows a cropped version of your pic with totally different and rediculous stuff on the display.

ah, the internets.

I love Internet

So damn Evil

cool^_- good luck on keeping sanity while getting phd. question. are you wearing colored contacts? the old picture shows a much darker eye color.


By MeganMarie(: (not verified) on 27 Oct 2009 #permalink

Your science project was a good one. Every science project done religiously by someone is a good one. So, be proud of it.

"the high-falutin' eggheads found that root beer products don't corrode teeth as they don't contain the acidic effervescence in carbonated sodas."

Although that is the explanation given in the paper, it's nonsense. The paper says that root beer (they used Mug) is not carbonated and does not contain citric or phosphoric acid. From the Mug Root Beer web site:

"Contains: Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, caramel color, sodium benzoate (preserves freshness), citric acid, natural and artificial flavors, modified food starch, ascorbic acid (to protect flavor) and quillaia extract."

Precedence! You got precedence! Are any of the "researchers" of about your age? Could they have seen your presentation in the poster session?

Your 8-year old self would be smiling instead of being so serious, if you had just happened to have some Diet Coke and Mentos laying around...

If you ever get the Time Machine working properly, you will know what to do!

ps: What does the Medalion around you neck indicate?

Oh thats not me. :) Just some random unhappy sci-fair kid (looks like she won a prize though.)

congratulations to your former "nerdlet" self. what a great word by the way. i'm sure you'll get your nobel prize soon, though, just like the h. pylori guys.

Oh, how I wish I could get into our pics that are stored! I have the science poster pics complete with video footage of those infamous "science fairs"!

By Carol Batts (not verified) on 29 Mar 2007 #permalink