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Blue Raspberry Jell-O Zone,
Now's your chance to find out once and for all what's in blue raspberry Jell-O, read true
tales of Jell-O gone bad and learn more than you ever wanted to know about colloidal
Bunny Survival Tests
Those pastel marshmallow bunnies that appear in the universe around Easter time are the
subject of this exhaustive series of tests studying the bunnies' reactions to radiation,
oxygen deprivation, heat and electrocution.
Custard's not just an after-dinner treat. It has several scientific uses, and this page
explains its thixotropic properties, its use during the NASA moon mission and its
application in the entertainment industry.
Flaming Pop Tart Experiment, The
Independent proof of the combustibility of Pop Tarts is offered by the director of the
American Institute of Pyrotartology. A page of photos illustrates the experiment, and
meticulous lab reports document the process.
Food Gone Bad
Real-life photos of forgotten food in a corporate office refrigerator may send you running
to your own icebox to see what wonders are growing within. Here are actual mold cultures
on beverages and lunch leavings.
Fun with Grapes
Only common materials are required to replicate this culinary stunt -- causing grapes to
combust within a microwave oven and produce a satisfying light show. Detailed instructions
and illustrations can guide you through setting up a lab in your kitchen.
Here are brief details for enhancing the natural glow of a dill pickle with the
time-tested combination of metal and electricity. An added bonus is the pickup line
suggested by Penn and Teller.
Jet Powered Kitchen Dragsters
Test air/fuel mixtures with wheel-mounted, two-liter soda bottles and measure their speed
as they race across the kitchen floor. Find instructions for assembling the dragster,
gassing it up with propane and igniting the fuel.
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