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Old 08-15-2011, 12:14 PM   #6
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Re: Some fun things

Cabbage Test:

The Test
1.Buy a red cabbage (don't substitute green cabbage -- it won't work). Size isn't important unless you love cooked cabbage. In that case get a huge one!
2.Cut the cabbage into small chunks.
3.Boil some water. Then add it to cover the cabbage chunks. Let sit for at least ten minutes.
4.Drain the cabbage and KEEP THE WATER! The water should be blueish in color.
5.Set aside the cabbage for lunch. I suggest stir fry or stew.
6.Pee in a cup! Grab a cup and head to the bathroom. If you're a little squeamish, you may want to use disposable cups.
7.Set up the test. In a separate cup mix 1 part urine with 1 part cabbage water.
8.Read the test!
•If the urine/water turns pink/red its a boy!
•If it turns purple its a girl!
Try it ladies and post your results! Is it accurate? Let us know. Remember, No gender determination test you can do at home is 100% accurate, so don't paint the nursery based on these findings.

Science Behind It
Red cabbage contains a chemical that changes colors at different pH's. Very acidic solutions will turn a red color. Neutral solutions result in a purplish color. Basic solutions appear greenish-yellow. Is urine pH different if you're carrying a boy or a girl? Perhaps, or maybe that same pH indicator changes colors for a different reason and it can determine between boy and girl.
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