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(Pixel Bark)   I don't know what potassium chlorate is, but if you drop a gummy bear in it, step the hell back   (pixelbark.com) divider line 130
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2012-06-27 02:00:05 AM
zoinks! that's dangerous!
 
2012-06-27 02:12:04 AM
So, you're saying we can solve the energy crisis with potassium and gummi bears? Sweet!
 
2012-06-27 03:33:47 AM

NewportBarGuy: So, you're saying we can solve the energy crisis with potassium and gummi bears? Sweet!


And a dash of vodak. Gotta have vodak.
 
2012-06-27 04:55:35 AM
That was way cooler than I thought it would be.
 
2012-06-27 05:02:29 AM
www.phs.d211.org

Cool find, subby.
 
2012-06-27 05:45:45 AM
I've now had my (multiple) dashes of vodak. I'm waiting.

/Yaws slightly to the left
 
2012-06-27 09:01:50 AM
HOW IS THIS NOT SOLVING THE ENERGY CRISIS!!!!?!?!????!!111
 
2012-06-27 09:04:36 AM
Yikes, that looked angry.
 
2012-06-27 09:04:56 AM

The Repeated Meme: NewportBarGuy: So, you're saying we can solve the energy crisis with potassium and gummi bears? Sweet!

And a dash of vodak. Gotta have vodak.


www.liquorama.net

Two birds! One stone!
 
2012-06-27 09:06:24 AM
So ... light sabers run on gummi bears and potassium chlorate? Huh. I thought it had to do with crystals or some sh*t like that.
 
2012-06-27 09:07:00 AM
Well, this is good news for the Greeks. Now they'll be able to defend themselves against the army of Gummi Bear tax collectors that Germany is planning on unleashing...
 
2012-06-27 09:07:02 AM
It looks more like a demonic gummy bear was placed in holy water.
 
2012-06-27 09:07:05 AM
This guy doesn't know what he's doing. The reaction can explode with the conditions he's using (molten KClO3) He should be doing it behind a blast shield and under a fume hood.

Now that Debbie Downer has had her say, this doesn't have to be a gummi bear- pretty much anything with sugar in it works well. Another fun one- liquid oxygen and Ritz crackers. I can't find a good video of it, but I used to do it as a demo in my CHEM101 class. With 3-4 crackers I could get a 6 foot high flame.
 
2012-06-27 09:08:35 AM

Fapinator: So ... light sabers run on gummi bears and potassium chlorate? Huh. I thought it had to do with crystals or some sh*t like that.


Read the ingredient list on a package of Gummi Bears sometime - 3rd ingredient, after sugar and guar gum, is DiLithium Crystals.
 
2012-06-27 09:09:43 AM
 
2012-06-27 09:11:38 AM
Well, there goes Gummy Bears on my list of options for a snack on a plane.
 
2012-06-27 09:12:24 AM
No wonder Duke Igthorn wanted their power...
 
2012-06-27 09:13:38 AM
should be done in a hood. -10
 
2012-06-27 09:13:54 AM
The exact same things happens as with any other substance that can produce exothermic reactions with an oxidizing agent that is dropped into a hot oxidizing agent. Looks neat, but is nothing new.
 
2012-06-27 09:14:09 AM

Glockenspiel Hero: This guy doesn't know what he's doing. The reaction can explode with the conditions he's using (molten KClO3) He should be doing it behind a blast shield and under a fume hood.

Now that Debbie Downer has had her say, this doesn't have to be a gummi bear- pretty much anything with sugar in it works well. Another fun one- liquid oxygen and Ritz crackers. I can't find a good video of it, but I used to do it as a demo in my CHEM101 class. With 3-4 crackers I could get a 6 foot high flame.


This might be more or less what you're talking about: Youtube

It's not so impressive as you're describing, though.
 
2012-06-27 09:15:52 AM
Take a cube of potassium about the size of a boullion cube. Toss it into a swimming pool. Since you probably won't be able to run away fast enough, upon waking up, you should already be prepared to say hello either to Jesus or the nice folks in the severe burn unit at Cedars-Synai.

Oh, and you'll need to buy a new swimming pool.
 
2012-06-27 09:16:46 AM
Oh what so it's going to melt or DEAR JESUS
 
2012-06-27 09:17:31 AM
I'm not quite sure what he used (potassium maybe?), but I had a chemistry professor that started the first day of classes spraying a water gun up and down the isles and on the blackboard. As he began to speak and introduce himself to the class, whatever liquid it had been began to evaporate, and the areas he sprayed caught fire. About 4-6 inch flames, not a conflagration, but still impressive to a college freshman (man, this guy is NUTS!).

I probably should have found a way to set myself on fire and sue the university.
 
2012-06-27 09:18:29 AM
Safari won't open this video. Is there another link?
 
2012-06-27 09:21:00 AM

Kevin72: Safari won't open this video. Is there another link?


www.mozilla.org
 
2012-06-27 09:22:53 AM

Kevin72: Safari won't open this video. Is there another link?


www.google.com/chrome
 
2012-06-27 09:23:22 AM
But it comes with a free frogurt!
 
2012-06-27 09:23:35 AM

CheekyMonkey: Read the ingredient list on a package of Gummi Bears sometime - 3rd ingredient, after sugar and guar gum, is DiLithium Crystals.


Science fiction cross pollination.

ROFL
 
2012-06-27 09:24:23 AM

born_yesterday: I'm not quite sure what he used (potassium maybe?), but I had a chemistry professor that started the first day of classes spraying a water gun up and down the isles and on the blackboard. As he began to speak and introduce himself to the class, whatever liquid it had been began to evaporate, and the areas he sprayed caught fire. About 4-6 inch flames, not a conflagration, but still impressive to a college freshman (man, this guy is NUTS!).

I probably should have found a way to set myself on fire and sue the university.


I'm not sure what they used either. Maybe there a clue somewhere in the headline.

Seriously, were you born yester........never mind.
 
2012-06-27 09:24:55 AM

genepool lifeboat: Kevin72: Safari won't open this video. Is there another link?

www.mozilla.org


Can that work on an iPhone? The 2010s are post-desktop post-laptop.
 
2012-06-27 09:25:14 AM
Ah, high school chemistry class. Where this little stunt earned the name "Gummy Sacrifice"
 
2012-06-27 09:26:43 AM
images.zap2it.com

Not available for comment.
 
2012-06-27 09:26:47 AM

utah dude: should be done in a hood. -10


The KKK is against gummy bears, too? Is it because they're rainbow-colored?
 
2012-06-27 09:28:16 AM
I want that sound for my ring tone.
 
2012-06-27 09:28:23 AM
Did someone say sodium?

i.ytimg.com
 
2012-06-27 09:28:42 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

Gummy bears in SPAAAAAAAAAAAAACE!
 
2012-06-27 09:29:11 AM

hillary: Take a cube of potassium about the size of a boullion cube. Toss it into a swimming pool. Since you probably won't be able to run away fast enough, upon waking up, you should already be prepared to say hello either to Jesus or the nice folks in the severe burn unit at Cedars-Synai.

Oh, and you'll need to buy a new swimming pool.


It's a violent reaction, but not even remotely what you make it out to be.
 
2012-06-27 09:33:30 AM

ampoliros: It's a violent reaction, but not even remotely what you make it out to be.


For that he'd probably need a cube of francium, although I don't know if there's a boullion-cube's worth in the entire solar system.
 
2012-06-27 09:33:38 AM

ampoliros: hillary: Take a cube of potassium about the size of a boullion cube. Toss it into a swimming pool. Since you probably won't be able to run away fast enough, upon waking up, you should already be prepared to say hello either to Jesus or the nice folks in the severe burn unit at Cedars-Synai.

Oh, and you'll need to buy a new swimming pool.

It's a violent reaction, but not even remotely what you make it out to be.


You must not have used Kazakhstani potassium. All other varieties are inferior.
 
2012-06-27 09:35:21 AM

Epicedion: Did someone say sodium?

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]


The shocking lack of sodium education in this thread is shocking!
 
2012-06-27 09:35:45 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com

Damn sparks. Luckily no one died.
 
2012-06-27 09:36:06 AM
Remember when you could go to the toy store and buy magnesium strips for under a buck, and when you lit them, it would light up the whole neighborhood?

/good times
//not even 50
///My lawn, yada, yada...
 
2012-06-27 09:37:57 AM
Potassium chlorate and sugar is a well-known method of producing vigorous flame, so much so that it's mentioned in all the standard improvised explosive works.
 
2012-06-27 09:40:05 AM

born_yesterday: I'm not quite sure what he used (potassium maybe?), but I had a chemistry professor that started the first day of classes spraying a water gun up and down the isles and on the blackboard. As he began to speak and introduce himself to the class, whatever liquid it had been began to evaporate, and the areas he sprayed caught fire. About 4-6 inch flames, not a conflagration, but still impressive to a college freshman (man, this guy is NUTS!).


You sound old. Anybody starting an uncontrolled fire in a lecture hall today would get nationwide coverage, and would quickly discover one limit of tenure.

I remember seeing a couple of ways to do this demo, courtesy of "Chemical Magic" books from the 1950s and before. Using any of them today, or even trying to get the materials, would get you a free express pass to Gitmo.
 
2012-06-27 09:41:02 AM

born_yesterday: I'm not quite sure what he used (potassium maybe?), but I had a chemistry professor that started the first day of classes spraying a water gun up and down the isles and on the blackboard. As he began to speak and introduce himself to the class, whatever liquid it had been began to evaporate, and the areas he sprayed caught fire. About 4-6 inch flames, not a conflagration, but still impressive to a college freshman (man, this guy is NUTS!).

I probably should have found a way to set myself on fire and sue the university.


Sounds like phosphoric acid to me. Phosphorus is fun stuff, keep it wet, or it'll spontaneously combust with the oxygen in the air. Found out about this in Jr. high science club. The advisor showed us how to make it, and then soaked a paper towel in it, then put it on an asbestos pad on the bench. As soon as it had dried out, it caught.
 
2012-06-27 09:42:20 AM

lobotomy survivor: The exact same things happens as with any other substance that can produce exothermic reactions with an oxidizing agent that is dropped into a hot oxidizing agent. Looks neat, but is nothing new.


Don't you have to be at the lab in 26 minutes?
 
2012-06-27 09:44:52 AM

Kevin72: genepool lifeboat: Kevin72: Safari won't open this video. Is there another link?

www.mozilla.org

Can that work on an iPhone? The 2010s are post-desktop post-laptop.


So THAT'S where all the Fark users are going.
 
2012-06-27 09:44:59 AM

lobotomy survivor: The exact same things happens as with any other substance that can produce exothermic reactions with an oxidizing agent fuel source (sugar = carbon) that is dropped into a hot oxidizing agent. Looks neat, but is nothing new.


FTFY
 
2012-06-27 09:46:52 AM

Kevin72: genepool lifeboat: Kevin72: Safari won't open this video. Is there another link?

www.mozilla.org

Can that work on an iPhone? The 2010s are post-desktop post-laptop.


Yes, you're very cool for using an iPhone instead of a real computer or an Android device. In fact, you're too cool for this video.
 
2012-06-27 09:49:00 AM
Okay, one more:
scientopia.org

SCIENCE!
 
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