Chemistry Teacher Attempts To Set Classroom On Fire

April 10, 2015


Seen here demonstrating how to get parents to call the school and complain, a chemistry teacher tries to set his class on fire. Anybody know what that was? Liquid methane? Was he actually trying to demonstrate something besides playing with fire is cool? Because I already knew playing with fire is cool. "Now GW..." SHUT UP SMOKEY, YOU DON'T OWN ME.

Keep going for the video, then regret your high school chemistry teacher never played with fire.

  • Michael Knight

    kids these days have it easy...
    back in my day we memorized the periodic table, learned the metric system, and balanced chemical equations. none of these hollywood antics to make science 'cool'.

  • Astan

    Students still have to do all of that, but teachers like this just find ways to make chemistry interesting to students. If you can get students to be engaged in a classroom, that makes it much easier for them to learn.

  • Leland_Gaunt

    Well, that's certainly one way to sacrifice a group of young virgins to the dark lord.

  • autumndawnzz

    This guy is my new hero!

  • Bling Nye

    Ah, high school chemistry... my fondest memories:

    Instead of lighting a single bit of magnesium strip, my lab partner and I decided it would be great to light the whole roll. Ever seen a magnesium flare? Yeah. And my lab partner dropped it dead center on our lab book, which then had a ~ 4" hole burned clean through it.

    We wondered what would happen if we lit the gas main instead of the burner, but were too afraid to try it lest we blew up ourselves and the building, so we asked the teacher what would happen and he said, "Let's find out," took the striker, flipped the gas line on full and lit it. A giant raging fireball shot out for a few seconds before he turned the gas off. "It's positive pressure, so the flame won't go into the line, it will just ignite what comes out." ... we just O_O

    We followed chemical directions to make Foamed Saccharides with Protein Inclusions (freakin' peanut brittle!) Someone else did too, because I found this explanation of it...

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