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You’re A Firework (Scientifically Speaking)

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“You have more in common with a firework than you might think. The same process that powers those explosions is going on inside a grill when you cook a hot dog, and inside your body when you eat that hot dog.”

Skunk Bear‘s Adam Cole goes inside a firework (not literally) to learn how those dynamic chemical reactions are similar to yours… including how your body glows. You’re A Firework (Scientifically Speaking).

Here’s more about how you’re a firework, from Karl Tate, via LiveScience: How Elements in Fireworks Make the Human Body Work:

Diagram shows fireworks elements and their roles in the human body by Karl Tate

Related reading: ‘We are made of star stuff’: A quick lesson on how.

Next: Explore the Science Behind Fireworks—and the Galaxy, Sparklers – How It’s Made, and How Old Is Your Body, Really?

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