Burn! Buuurn! BUUUURN!: 5-Pound Gummi Bear Explodes Into Fireball In Potassium Chlorate

May 16, 2014


This is a video of one of Vat19's 5-pound Gummi Bears producing a fireworks extravaganza in hot potassium chlorate. I remember my high school chemistry teacher was going to perform this same experiment. The only problem is he was going to use Watermelon Sour Patch Kids, and I wasn't about to let that happen. I tackled him, wrestled the bag of candy from his hand, and made him swear he wouldn't try to repeat the experiment for the next class. I got suspended for six days, but I did manage to finish the whole bag while waiting to see the principle.

Keep going for the fireworks.

Thanks to 91190 665510, who is clearly trying to tell me something urgent in secret code. Unfortunately, I forgot my decoder ring on my dresser this morning, so I'm afraid the location of the kidnapped spies will have to remain a mystery until I return home from happy hour this evening.

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