Close your eyes and imagine the noise your soft drink makes when you open it - Ka-click Shhhhhhhhh. Have you ever wondered what makes your beverage fizz? Washington State University’s Dr. Universe, the science-loving cat, answers the fizzy mystery.

It’s all thanks to carbonation, “At soda bottling plants, carbon dioxide from tanks is pumped into the liquid, where it dissolves and later forms bubbles… when you open the can, the pressure lowers and the gas escapes. You can actually hear this happening as the soda fizzes. Bubbles quickly form in the liquid, rise to the surface, and pop to release carbon dioxide into the air.”

Read more about carbonation here.