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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.

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(, Thu 9 Aug 2012, 17:25)
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It's a bit like splitting the atom...
When they started putting those widget things in beer I couldn't resist investigating one. Having drunk the beer and split the can I was left with a small plastic cylinder with a simple valve in the top. The cylinder appeared to have been manufactured in two parts as it had a seam running round the side. "That looks like a push-fit," I thought, "should be easy to pry open with a screwdriver." This proved to be the case, but I had neglected to consider that it might contain residual gas - under pressure. This also proved to be the case as the top half of the widget flew across the room with an almighty BANG! and my underwear was no longer pristine.
(, Thu 16 Aug 2012, 11:17, Reply)

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