In 2005, a YouTube video about the results of combining Diet Coke and Mentos went viral. The video, which featured a geyser of Coca Cola, immediately became a hit and was then replicated and altered hundreds of times over, with each uploader giving it their own spin. The man behind the video was Steve Spangler, a science teacher/author who now runs a company - aptly named Steve Spangler Science - which specializes in creating science toys specifically for the classroom environment. He often visits with Ellen DeGeneres on her show and he holds the Guinness World Record for the largest science lesson. 

As expected, Spangler loves to experiment, though the motivation for microwaving a chip bag has not been revealed. "Don't ask, some things are better left alone," he says on his site. The experiment is fairly simple and requires just two components: an empty chip bag and a microwave. All it consists of is placing an empty potato chip bag in the microwave for five seconds. The outcome may surprise you. Now, there's no direct statement made about the bag's effect on the microwave, but based on the video it doesn't seem to cause too much harm. 

The result of this experiment can be explained by science. To simplify the explanation, the polymers that make up the chip bag undergo a change when exposed to the heat of a microwave. Polymers are long strings of molecules and are stretched out in order to make up the chip bag, but revert back to their natural state when exposed to heat. 

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