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Have you split the atom in your kitchen? Made your own fireworks? Fired a bacon rocket through your window?
We love home science experiments - tell us about your best, preferably with instructions.

Extra points for lost eyebrows / nasal hair / limbs

(, Thu 9 Aug 2012, 17:25)
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Freezing grasshoppers, and reviving them with electricity

When I was a kid, I lived in a place where grasshoppers were common, so they were the natural victim of our scientific curiosity. Once, I put a grasshopper in the freezer, took it out nearly an hour later, and used the electric train transformer to more-or-less revive it.

In retrospect, I think the grasshopper never got fully frozen - just frostbitten - but my friends and I were impressed enough to start a Frankenstein-like fad in the neighborhood. We tried other things too - notably efforts to do heart transplants on grasshoppers - but were foiled by the ridiculously-small sizes of their hearts. Nothing was as much fun as freezing grasshoppers.

If only our parents were more understanding of all the insects in the freezer....
(, Fri 10 Aug 2012, 19:27, 1 reply)
My friend used to do this with craneflies,
or jenny-meggies as we called them. He froze them overnight, though, so never had any success reviving them with a square battery and 2 wires :P

He also attempted to make his own alcohol at age 15. Had to dump te result down a drain, stank his whole street out for ages.
(, Sun 12 Aug 2012, 2:12, closed)

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