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Date: 06/30/12 11:00 AM

28 Responses to Potassium Chlorate Vs. Gummy Bear

  1. Profile photo of jtrebowski
    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    June 29, 2012 at 5:32 am
    Link: Potassium Chlorate Vs. Gummy Bear - Better than Mentos vs. Pepsi!
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    iamboredtooo Male 18-29
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    June 30, 2012 at 11:07 am
    did our little red hero survive?
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    June 30, 2012 at 11:09 am
    My biggest pet peeve is stupid video camera operators. Hey, let`s zoom out at the best part. He`ll probably move on to ruin many a porn film.
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    Tubby12370 Male 18-29
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    June 30, 2012 at 11:11 am
    It`s Mentos Vs. Coke you monster!
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    briand Male 40-49
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    June 30, 2012 at 11:14 am
    Gummi Bears,,,The next fuel source..
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    June 30, 2012 at 11:25 am
    We have solved the world energy problem.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    June 30, 2012 at 11:26 am
    Can you imagine this bad boy???

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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    June 30, 2012 at 11:29 am
    SCIENCE!
  9. Profile photo of jtrebowski
    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    June 30, 2012 at 11:29 am
    Tubby12370: "It`s Mentos Vs. Coke you monster!"

    You`re right, and if my Pesi-hating devout coke-drinking wife sees what i did, she`s gonna kill me.
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    punk7634 Female 18-29
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    June 30, 2012 at 11:46 am
    Someone should send this video to mythbusters and see if they can make a jet engine out of it.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    June 30, 2012 at 12:14 pm
    As you can see Potassium Chlorate has a violent reaction with Sugar.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    June 30, 2012 at 12:24 pm
    Tubby12370: "It`s Mentos Vs. Coke you monster!"

    It`s Mentos Vs. DIET Coke you monster!
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    AHamburger Male 18-29
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    June 30, 2012 at 12:24 pm
    Potassiom Chlorate + Sugar + a little iron is a classical recipe for solid rocket fuel. The Potassiom chlorate and iron catalyze the burning of the sugar. hobby rocket builders still use it. the pros don`t.
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    ExtraCredit Male 50-59
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    June 30, 2012 at 12:54 pm
    Good luck cleaning out that test tube.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 30, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Poor bear. What did he do to deserve that?
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    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    June 30, 2012 at 1:38 pm
    markust123 - I had posted a video of more or less the same experiment aaaages ago, back in 06 I think and has a static camera on the test tube, a little better filmed though.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    June 30, 2012 at 1:51 pm
    "Tubby12370: `It`s Mentos Vs. Coke you monster!`
    It`s Mentos Vs. DIET Coke you monster!"

    It doesn`t matter, any soda brand works.
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    terrierfan Female 18-29
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    June 30, 2012 at 2:17 pm
    and that is the sound of a gummy bear dying
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    faustsshadow Male 30-39
    441 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 3:02 pm
    Where can I get potassium chlorate?
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    mamba Male 18-29
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    June 30, 2012 at 4:40 pm
    Ahhh the screaming gummy. My chemistry teacher loved this, did it like once every couple of months and managed to make it sound like it was actually screaming.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    June 30, 2012 at 7:16 pm
    AHamburger: "Potassiom Chlorate + Sugar + a little iron is a classical recipe for solid rocket fuel. The Potassiom chlorate and iron catalyze the burning of the sugar. hobby rocket builders still use it. the pros don`t."

    Why not?
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    June 30, 2012 at 7:17 pm
    "Where can I get potassium chlorate?"

    I think you can make it.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    June 30, 2012 at 7:19 pm
    mamba: "the screaming gummy."

    Which is how I should have titled this link.
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    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    July 1, 2012 at 2:57 am
    panth753 - Yes, but mentos vs (I think diet) coke works the best, some people tried it and the reactions that they got were a lot less impressive than the original.
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    furrything Male 50-59
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    July 1, 2012 at 5:26 am
    Well, that`s that test tube knackered, then!
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    bdowner60 Male 40-49
    593 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 7:21 am
    Well that explains my heartburn , now I guess I am now going to have up those gummy bears.
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    andybme Male 50-59
    296 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 7:27 am
    I felt like that once after eating a burrito off the roach coach
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    AHamburger Male 18-29
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    July 1, 2012 at 5:21 pm
    @jtrebowski: well, there are way more effective and stable mixtures. But the ones I know are highly toxic and are not as easy to make at home.
    :)the difference isn`t that big actually

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