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Testing Fireworks

How do you know that the fireworks you've made are going to burst in the sky as expected? Test them! In this episode of I Didn't Know That, visit one of the UK's leading fireworks manufacturers as they test the compon...

Amazing Chinese Popcorn Cannon

This street vendor makes popcorn with an explosive, pressure-cooking, popcorn cannon contraption, a centuries-old method. The video was filmed in Zhengzhou, China, but we’ve watched vid...

Liquid Nitrogen and 1500 Ping Pong Balls

Dr. Roy Lowry of Plymouth University in the UK made science explosively exciting for his class by demonstrating how powerful (and loud) it can be when the pressure of cold, trapped Liquid Nitro...

Cai Guo-Qiang: Mystery Circle

Over 40,000 rockets blasting off from the wall of the Geffen Contemporary. On Saturday April 7, artist Cai Guo-Qiang marked the opening of his exhibition with Mystery Circle: Explosion Event for The M...

Ice calving, Holgate Glacier at Kenai Fjords, Alaska

This is a huge mass of ice ”calving" or breaking away from Holgate Glacier at Kenai Fjords in Alaska. We found this video after watching this ice “explosion” that was shot in Wilhelmina Bay, Antarct...

Daytime Fireworks by Cai Guo-Qiang

I wasn’t sure that these “daytime fireworks” were compelling (ie. different than any other explosion) until I saw the rainbow around the 50 second mark. Wow.  At the Arab Museum of Modern Art in...

Exploding elements: Alkali metals in water

Now this is an effective way for kids to remember the names of elements… have the elements explode! Five out of the six Alkali metals react with air and water: Lithium (Li), Sodium (Na)...