You may have previously thought that the only way to cut glass was with a glass cutter. But while this may be the easiest method, it’s not the only one available.
There are other ways to cut glass, and you can do it with items you have around the house.
Did you know it was possible to cut glass with a pair of scissors underwater?
The video above is proof. While watching it, you’ll see exactly how it is done.
According to Scientific American, there’s a reason why holding glass underwater aids the cutting process:
Water causes glass to crack more easily because when a water molecule enters the crack, a reaction occurs in which a silicon-oxygen bond at the crack and an oxygen-hydrogen bond in the water are cleaved, creating two hydroxyl groups attached to the silicon. As a result, the length of the crack grows by the size of one bond rupture. The water reaction reduces the energy necessary to break the silicon-oxygen bonds, thus the crack grows faster.