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Date: 08/06/11 03:43 AM

53 Responses to Pharaoh`s Serpent: A Cool Little Science Thing

  1. Profile photo of mluther
    mluther Male 13-17
    1023 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 3:44 am
    Link: Pharaoh`s Serpent: A Cool Little Science Thing - Maybe if your chemistry teacher showed you stuff like this, you would actually pay attention in class sometimes.
  2. Profile photo of mrpuddle
    mrpuddle Male 18-29
    385 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 4:10 am
    It`s a snake firework....been around forever and boring. Look up south park snake firework.
  3. Profile photo of NNoamfer
    NNoamfer Male 18-29
    1216 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 4:37 am
    Looks like a monster from hell. It literally looks like it`s coming out of either nothing or some portal.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4809 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 4:50 am

    Reminds me of the last time I ate spicey nachos and drank cheap draft.
  5. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
    6965 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 5:21 am
    Kill it with ... damn.
  6. Profile photo of Listypoos
    Listypoos Male 40-49
    3069 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 6:04 am
    mrpuddle, according to the google search i just did to find out what the chemical reaction is here, it`s not the same as the fireworks...they use less poisonous chemicals for those (sugar and baking soda).

    Anyone know whether the residue left behind is a hard solid or or is it really fragile just like an ash?
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3447 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 6:06 am
    "But I like snakes and sparklers."
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    bbdesigncof Male 18-29
    20 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 6:48 am
    OMGGGGGG KILL THAT dratING THING BEFORE IT EATS THE CHILDREN
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32829 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 7:11 am
    vv It`s fragile like ash, iirc.
    It never get old watching these things! Chemisrty is cool!
  10. Profile photo of Taichiky
    Taichiky Male 70 & Over
    39 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 7:19 am
    Argh! That made me shiver! lol
  11. Profile photo of lauriloo
    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 7:58 am
    Don`t they sell snake pellets anymore? Haven`t lit one of those in years. Every year 4th of July time, we got snakes, sparklers and caps to play with.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 8:18 am
    Mercury Thiocyanide reaction, most likely. Not the sort of stuff you want to be around for very long, the fumes can be toxic.
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    plastinum Male 30-39
    329 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 8:26 am
    reminds me of the "snake" pellets they used to sell around 4th of july when you purchased fireworks..I guess you can`t buy those anymore?
  14. Profile photo of rogue_knight
    rogue_knight Male 40-49
    868 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 8:35 am
    Looks like the creature from the movie "The THing" with Kurt Russel
  15. Profile photo of cheyobi
    cheyobi Female 18-29
    85 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 8:37 am
    I was going to say "kill it with fire"... but...
  16. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10732 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 8:44 am
    IT`S ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!
  17. Profile photo of Solar_F
    Solar_F Female 30-39
    16 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 8:52 am
    Omfg that made my skin crawl :P

    I`ve seen those snake pellets around at different places that sell fireworks - but I`m up here in Canada
  18. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
    3045 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 8:54 am
    A larger version of a Black Snake.

    Still bored.
  19. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10732 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 8:54 am
    Crakrjak v Listypoos
    Whoever wins the Google search gets a free internet

    The winner is:

    Crakr
  20. Profile photo of cityncolour
    cityncolour Male 30-39
    379 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 8:55 am
    What are all you guys talkin about, no snake pellets? I just set some off this last 4th.
  21. Profile photo of Subushie
    Subushie Male 18-29
    1646 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 9:56 am
    Neato! Science is cool, its like the ubar-version of those snake fireworks.
  22. Profile photo of bliznik
    bliznik Male 30-39
    844 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 10:08 am
    Haha, reminds me of South Park`s snake
  23. Profile photo of Kougaiji
    Kougaiji Male 18-29
    604 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 10:27 am
    Shopped
  24. Profile photo of cyborg
    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 10:59 am
    freaky
  25. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 11:05 am
    Thats creepy.... so love science!
  26. Profile photo of Mani-Jac
    Mani-Jac Male 40-49
    805 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 11:07 am
    It is Mercuric thiocyanate, look close at the beginning of the clip, on the table is a piece of paper saying something like, WAZ FARAONA and Hg(SCN)2.

    When heated it produces fumes containing sulfur dioxide and mercury vapor, so yeah , you do not want to be to close to that...
  27. Profile photo of raikun12
    raikun12 Male 18-29
    586 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 11:09 am
    It`s burning chalk apparently. Also in Polish :D
  28. Profile photo of Kalimata
    Kalimata Male 30-39
    661 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 11:16 am
    I already saw that in a movie once, The Legend of the Overfiend...
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    turbotong Male 18-29
    600 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 11:17 am
    i`ve seen enough hentai to know where this is going...
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    Vivalavivs Female 18-29
    23 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 11:22 am
    CTHULU, I welcome you my dark lord and master!
  31. Profile photo of Pata
    Pata Male 18-29
    27 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 11:38 am
    ...but will it blend?
  32. Profile photo of Freyr108
    Freyr108 Male 18-29
    203 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 12:14 pm
    isn`t this just a variation of the balck snake firework?
  33. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    Cajun: Actually I didn`t have to look it up, my memory served me quite well, although I almost messed up and typed Thiocyanate instead of Thiocyanide.

    Anyways this was an experiment my college chemistry teacher demonstrated for us.
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    kru2wuero Male 13-17
    65 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 1:10 pm
    Kill it with fire......WAIT!! D:
  35. Profile photo of BTDM
    BTDM Male 18-29
    104 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 3:06 pm
    I`ve seen enough Hentai to know where this is going...
  36. Profile photo of thehitcher
    thehitcher Male 18-29
    237 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 3:12 pm
    god this was eerily disgusting something about it made my skin crawl
  37. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10732 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 4:27 pm
    @Crakr

    Oh dear I suppose the internets need some correcting :/

    (the link had the same misspelling)
  38. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10732 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 4:30 pm
    @BTDM


    "Boy get your mind out of the gutter!"
  39. Profile photo of mrpuddle
    mrpuddle Male 18-29
    385 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 4:47 pm
    @lauriloo really? I just got some this year....came free in my party block pack. I think it depends on your state as some have more dry weeds on the ground than others...we can`t get the cool ones like motors or rockets.
  40. Profile photo of Trojan
    Trojan Male 18-29
    511 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 5:01 pm
    Wait, people have never seen this before?
  41. Profile photo of jessyfish
    jessyfish Female 18-29
    90 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 6:07 pm
    It made me feel nasty too... For some reason.
  42. Profile photo of coffeekoneko
    coffeekoneko Female 18-29
    1008 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 6:20 pm
    ........
    I hate it.
  43. Profile photo of Sachi001
    Sachi001 Male 30-39
    599 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 7:27 pm
    They used to sell these at fireworks stands when I was a kid. My dad used to yell at me for making burn spots on the new driveway.
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    Errand_boy Male 30-39
    621 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 8:07 pm
    I wish someone would do like South Park and build the biggest one ever.
  45. Profile photo of muhtalikuh
    muhtalikuh Male 18-29
    241 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 8:24 pm
    pharoah`s stringy bowel movement
  46. Profile photo of kameo360fan
    kameo360fan Female 13-17
    383 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 9:20 pm
    ...the hell is that?
  47. Profile photo of carmium
    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    August 6, 2011 at 11:44 pm
    That`s creepy and alien-looking. Or something.
    But did you notice how the yammering in the background didn`t change throughout the whole thing? Obviously didn`t impress the crowd.
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    panamex312 Male 18-29
    32 posts
    August 7, 2011 at 3:09 am
    this is creepy as drat!
  49. Profile photo of MrLill
    MrLill Male 18-29
    371 posts
    August 7, 2011 at 4:05 am
    first, looks like the guy with longest fingernails` fingernails. Second, my chemistry teacher was awesome, he`d make water as a byproduct by lighting large hydrogen filled bubbles on fire, make salt by taking chlorine and introducing it to sodium, and drank sodium hydroxide mixed with hydrochloric acid. best teacher ever!!
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    GeFeldz Male 18-29
    135 posts
    August 7, 2011 at 5:34 am
    The uncool part is the use of Mercury(II) thiocyanate, as in "Yay, let`s burn mercury in front of children and let them enjoy the toxic fumes!"
    Notice the blue gloves on the hands of this guy:
    Guy making snake
  51. Profile photo of SoberGuy
    SoberGuy Male 18-29
    347 posts
    August 7, 2011 at 6:58 am
    KILL IT! KILL IT WITH FIR.... wait a minute.. FFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU
  52. Profile photo of razlem
    razlem Male 13-17
    533 posts
    August 7, 2011 at 8:20 pm
    We buy these all the time at fireworks shops... ._.
  53. Profile photo of MountainBord
    MountainBord Female 18-29
    1894 posts
    August 8, 2011 at 9:10 am
    this will give me nightmares

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