General KnOWLedge: Why is soda fizzy?

Whether you call it a pop, soda, or soft drink, we're looking at how carbonated beverages get their bubbles

A carbonated beverage is a great treat now and then. But why do we love them?

You could point to the sweetness or the fun flavours. Those definitely are part of the attraction. But if that was all it was, then why do we feel a little let down when our pop loses its fizz? And why do some people love sparkling waters, which have none of the sugar or fruity add-ons?

Because the real spark in soda is its bubbles. And like with so many things that we take a bit for granted, the science behind how these drinks work is quite surprising!

Who's thirsty?

In our latest episode of OWLconnected's General KnOWLedge, we're opening the cap on a bottle of thirst-quenching facts, all about your favourite drinks. How does the gas get in there? Why does everything go a bit crazy when you flip the lid? And what is that funny feeling that you get as you take a sip?

Watch the video below to find out!

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