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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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Home experiments with electricity
I wondered as a kid what would happen if I put my finger on the sparky bit that lights the gas stove & pressed the ignition button...

Wow! It makes your finger feel like it's gone massive for a second, then it's all tingly.

Further experimentation was halted however, when I got my little brother to try it. He cried & told our mum
(, Tue 14 Aug 2012, 11:50, 2 replies)
I did similar.
However, I wasn't trying to see how it felt. I wondered what woukd happen if I held a bit of kitchen foil "in the spark". What happens is the spark stops at the foil and your arm muscles tense briefly as pain registers in your fingertips.
Didn't stop me playing with the pizo ignitors from lighter though.
(, Tue 14 Aug 2012, 12:17, closed)
On ours
It was really hard to get your finger in there, but I found if I could get a metal skewer in there I could make the shock go some distance up my arm. Which probably isn't good.
(, Tue 14 Aug 2012, 12:59, closed)

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