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Date: 11/27/10 12:02 PM

46 Responses to Laser + Paper + Balloon = Yay Science!

  1. Profile photo of DickenMcHunt
    DickenMcHunt Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 10:57 am
    Link: Laser + Paper + Balloon = Yay Science! - A laser ignites a piece of paper suspended inside a balloon, without affecting the balloon, directly! Cool!
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    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    Cool
  3. Profile photo of SPARTAKITTY
    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    Woah.
  4. Profile photo of AtheistAlien
    AtheistAlien Male 30-39
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    November 27, 2010 at 12:35 pm
    SWEET!
  5. Profile photo of JDplaysFF
    JDplaysFF Male 30-39
    626 posts
    November 27, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    Excellent. We have finally discovered a way to counter insidious balloon defenses!! MWAHAHAHAAA!
  6. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    November 27, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    Yay! Laser-balloons!
  7. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    November 27, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    The world is awesome
  8. Profile photo of xmastree_ph
    xmastree_ph Male 40-49
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    November 27, 2010 at 12:56 pm
    Science rocks!
  9. Profile photo of Samsquanch
    Samsquanch Male 30-39
    792 posts
    November 27, 2010 at 1:01 pm
    Huh...so, you believe that you can ignite paper with concentrated light? Interesting.
  10. Profile photo of vicious_liar
    vicious_liar Male 13-17
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    November 27, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    "Huh...so, you believe that you can ignite paper with concentrated light? Interesting. "

    Not sure if you`ve paid attention to IAB lately, but there was a video of concentrated sunbeams melting a piece of rock.

    So yes.
  11. Profile photo of jtrebowski
    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    November 27, 2010 at 2:00 pm
    @Samsquatch: Please tell me you`re kidding.
  12. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    i want!! :-( $300 if you cant DIY... and i deff. cant. i don`t know anything about electronics...
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    ultimakewl Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 2:25 pm
    looks like its one of those high powered laser pointers that are used for lighting cigarettes that they used to have adds for almost everywhere online a few years ago
  14. Profile photo of Corydoras87
    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 2:52 pm
    that wasn`t regular paper ... possibly nitrocellulose or something that ignites really quickly ( you se the laser burnt through the baloon at the end, it just wasn`t strong enough to pop it before the "paper" ignited)
  15. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36688 posts
    November 27, 2010 at 2:58 pm
    Wow! Science is so cool! It`s like Magic!
  16. Profile photo of Samsquanch
    Samsquanch Male 30-39
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    November 27, 2010 at 3:23 pm
    It just kills me that so many people are mocked because of their faith in an institution, yet those who mock readily embrace someone else`s beliefs blindly without fully comprehending.
    For all we know, this video could just be a big con job.
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    Scotchy Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    The balloon popped (watch the slow motion) because an ember from the paper landed on the bottom part of the balloon.
  18. Profile photo of Corydoras87
    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    ok scotchy you`re absolutely right :D then I will resort to that the laser just wasn`t focussed enough to burn the balloon, but focussed where the "paper" was, and then got out of focus behind the paper again :) much easier explanation ( didn`t click the "how it`s done" link in the video.. too lazy
  19. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 27, 2010 at 4:21 pm
    Samsquanch - "It just kills me that so many people are mocked because of their faith in an institution, yet those who mock readily embrace someone else`s beliefs blindly without fully comprehending.
    For all we know, this video could just be a big con job"

    So what are you saying? That fire isn`t real? Or balloons are really flat not round?

    Would you belive the balloon popped if it had a burning bush inside it instead?
  20. Profile photo of Samsquanch
    Samsquanch Male 30-39
    792 posts
    November 27, 2010 at 4:24 pm
    I`m not a fundamentalist Christian, if that`s what you`re getting at. I`m not a fundamentalist Atheist either.
  21. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    November 27, 2010 at 4:27 pm
    >>We have finally discovered a way to counter insidious balloon defenses!

    LOL!
  22. Profile photo of Samsquanch
    Samsquanch Male 30-39
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    November 27, 2010 at 4:27 pm
    You can`t say without a doubt that there have been no con jobs in the world of science. You can`t say that there have been scientists out there who are just out to make a buck. I present to you: The Hutchison Effect
  23. Profile photo of Samsquanch
    Samsquanch Male 30-39
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    November 27, 2010 at 4:31 pm
    Oh, and another video of people faking a video for their own personal fame.
  24. Profile photo of RVIsh
    RVIsh Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 5:14 pm
    @Samsquanch

    Televangelists.
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    walkrunfly Male 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 5:17 pm
    yeah he`s obvious plans are:
    Step 1: Make this video
    Step 2: ???
    Step 3: Profit!
  26. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    November 27, 2010 at 5:57 pm
    @Samsquanch- Correct, there have been con jobs within the scientific community in the past.

    However this is a guy on youtube igniting a piece of paper inside a balloon with a laser. He`s making no profit off it, arguably no fame and the science behind it makes perfect sense.

    So how`s this a con job again?
  27. Profile photo of Airclot0
    Airclot0 Male 13-17
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    November 27, 2010 at 7:00 pm
    Samsquanch, why are you so convinced this is fake? Do you have proof, or are you speculating?

    Saying that people have faked stuff in the past is not an argument. People have killed people in the past, but that doesn`t mean you are a murderer.
  28. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    November 27, 2010 at 8:01 pm
    John Hutchison isn`t a scientist, he`s a crackpot basement tinkerer. There`s lots of guys like that. Calling him a "scientist" is like calling a faith healer a "doctor".
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    falloutchik Female 18-29
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    November 27, 2010 at 10:01 pm
    Step 2: Advertising Premium Pedo Bear Baby sitting
  30. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    November 27, 2010 at 10:56 pm
    Der, the ballon is transparent, i.e., much of the laser energy passes through without heating the material, whereas the paper is not, thereby absorbing enough of the laser heat to ignite.

    Notice the ballon pops when a heated ember touches the bottom of the ballon and burns it.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    November 28, 2010 at 12:33 am
    meh... stop whinging and try it!
  32. Profile photo of pootio
    pootio Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2010 at 12:34 am
    Lame, do we really have to go over light rays, and the effect of light absorption and unwanted energies?
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    lisalezah Female 18-29
    255 posts
    November 28, 2010 at 3:10 am
    That`s one hellova strong laser :)
  34. Profile photo of AtomicTamale
    AtomicTamale Male 18-29
    74 posts
    November 28, 2010 at 3:25 am
    I sense a new abortion method, YAY!
  35. Profile photo of Calummac
    Calummac Male 13-17
    341 posts
    November 28, 2010 at 5:18 am
    @pootio

    Yes.
  36. Profile photo of mamba
    mamba Male 18-29
    628 posts
    November 28, 2010 at 5:39 am
    "Lame, do we really have to go over light rays, and the effect of light absorption and unwanted energies?"

    I think the real question is- do we really have to be a killjoy?
  37. Profile photo of WorldScott
    WorldScott Male 30-39
    73 posts
    November 28, 2010 at 7:52 am
    Hey there folks, "Science" is the right word for this. To see the actual scientific explanation about this see this link: Laser + Balloon + Flash Paper = Awesome! 7 minutes long full explanation video

    There are a number of Science (especially laser) YouTube videos on my channel that I have made: http://www.youtube.com/user/WorldScott

    Thank you very much to the person who added my video to I-Am-Bored.com!
  38. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36688 posts
    November 28, 2010 at 8:31 am
    what`s so hard to believe... it`s not Brain Surgery after all.
  39. Profile photo of SpitfireFaye
    SpitfireFaye Female 18-29
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    November 28, 2010 at 10:51 am
    LOL AtomicTamale! Ziiiing!
  40. Profile photo of crudson
    crudson Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    Science be praised
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    kushking Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2010 at 5:49 pm
    all it is the light is passing through the balloon and being absorbed by the paper untill its hot enough to combust see? smoking makes you smarter this is proof
  42. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    November 28, 2010 at 8:53 pm
    Thank you very much to the person who added my video to I-Am-Bored.com!
    Ah, nice one Scott! It`s always a pleasure when an original content creator drops in to say hello. Nice series of vids, man.
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    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    November 28, 2010 at 9:03 pm
    nice science you got there
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2010 at 12:32 pm
    anyone else blink when the balloon popped in slow-mo? that sh*t bout made me jump even when i knew it was coming!
  45. Profile photo of WorldScott
    WorldScott Male 30-39
    73 posts
    December 3, 2010 at 2:43 pm
    I believe I see who added my video here: DickenMcHunt, so a big thank you to him!

    Wired.com just tweeted about it!

    Wired Laser + Balloon + Fire Inside it = Awesome! Tweet

    Thanks to I-Am-Bored.com and the community here who had a hand in that!
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    crihfield11 Male 18-29
    39 posts
    December 18, 2010 at 8:37 pm
    its amazing that people get payed for this

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