How long does it take to get my hands clean with a bar of soap?

From a bacterial standpoint, it takes about twenty seconds for the germs and dirt to be picked up and washed away.

Then there’s the case of why Ivory soap floats.

Ivory soap floats because of air. They whip the soap, allowing air pockets to get into the mixture before it solidifies.

how long does it take to get my hands clean with a bar of soap

As with a flotation device in a swimming pool, the air is what makes the soap buoyant.

About Karen Hill

Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist for zippyfacts.com. Born in New York, she loves interesting random facts from all over the world.