Thermite-Filled Pumpkins Explode Into Fireballs, And It’s Wicked Fun
Dude, just tell us you’re blowing up pumpkins, and we’re yours.
Watch the gourd pyrotechnics play out when jack-o-lanterns mingle with iron oxide and aluminum powder. Ignited by a strip of magnesium, the reaction causes temperatures as high as 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the video. That prompts molten iron to spill from one jack-o-lantern’s mouth into the head of another.
Then voila, a fireball-spewing Halloween spectacular!
Things get pretty dramatic — as you’ll see in the gif below (which reminds us of how we used to feel when we received candy corn or hard penny candy while trick-or-treating):
H/T Laughing Squid
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