Things happen. You know how it goes.
While explosions aren’t common day-to-day occurrences, they happen from time to time. We think. Either way, we recently caused one. And by we, I mean myself, specifically.
While filming a recent video for the COSI Science Festival, which will be held May 3-6, the (614) Magazine team was performing a few science experiments, including the creation of “elephant toothpaste.”
This is a common experiment (that doesn’t typically cause an explosion), but, when the cap is mistakenly put back on a water bottle while a chemical reaction is occurring, pressure builds up, and things happen.
We’ll let you watch the video below.
In case you want to try to get into some (non-exploding) science for yourself, the COSI Science Festival will hold a full slate of STEM events around the community from May 3-5, in addition to its Big Science Celebration on May 6.
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