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Homemade Fireworks!: Gummi Bear + KClO3

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This is an old-ass video of the magic that happens when you drop a gummi bear into potassium chlorate. Now we could talk about the science behind the magic but then it would become all science-y and less magical and I prefer magic (although I have played Yu-Gi-Oh). Also, I'm sure you've already seen the video because it's so old but I hadn't so there's really no one to blame but yourself because I was writing Geekologie back in September of '07 when it came out so there's absolutely no reason why you shouldn't have sent me the tip except you're a jerk and you like to be withholding. And that is exactly why you and I will never work. Well, that and the whole face situation (I hate yours).

Hit the jump for the most magical experiment ever.

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Dangers of Red Gummy Bears and Potassium Chlorate [buzzfeed]

Thanks to Amanda, who knows molten potassium chlorate is a strong oxidizing agent that reacts violently with sugar. Well damn, Ms. Scientist!

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