When it comes to last minute made scientist holiday experiments, we’re hard pressed to think of one more novel than turning an air hose and bacon into a high-intensity flame lance.
The experiment comes to us courtesy of Theodore Gray, author of Mad Science: Experiments You Can do At Home – But Probably Shouldn’t . He writes:
Bacon is fattening because it contains a lot of chemical energy tied up in its proteins, and especially in its fat. You can release that energy either by digesting it or by burning it with a healthy supply of oxygen. The challenge isn’t creating the heat; it’s engineering a bacon structure strong enough to withstand the stress of a 5,000°F bacon plasma flame.
Hit up the link below to read more about the experiment.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 12/31/12