Flashback Friday: Epic Chemistry Reactions Gone Wrong

By Carl Engelking | August 8, 2014 1:45 pm

After a long workweek, you’ve made it to Friday and it’s time to have a little fun. And what could be more fun than chemistry reactions gone wrong.

Savvy Internet surfers are familiar with the “Flashback Friday” tradition, and in honor of that tradition we went back to our video vault and dusted off a gem from our “Joe Genius” series. In each episode of “Joe Genius,” comedian Jonah Ray spotlights the best videos from amateur experimenters. Ray also breaks down the science behind each video.

In this episode, the explosive chemistry experiments people conduct in their backyard, basement or kitchen sink. It’s an episode rife with fire, explosions and smoke — as well as epic failures and successes.

If you liked the best — and worst — of backyard chemistry, there are plenty more “Joe Genius” episodes to take in. Enjoy, but don’t try this at home!

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Space & Physics, top posts
MORE ABOUT: chemistry
  • http://www.mazepath.com/uncleal/qz4.htm Uncle Al

    Awww, now everybody will know why chemists get all the really hot chicks. American Chemical Society meetings – like waiting outside Chippendales at closing, except the other way.

NEW ON DISCOVER
OPEN
CITIZEN SCIENCE
ADVERTISEMENT

Discover's Newsletter

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!

D-brief

Briefing you on the must-know news and trending topics in science and technology today.
ADVERTISEMENT

See More

ADVERTISEMENT
Collapse bottom bar
+

Login to your Account

X
E-mail address:
Password:
Remember me
Forgot your password?
No problem. Click here to have it e-mailed to you.

Not Registered Yet?

Register now for FREE. Registration only takes a few minutes to complete. Register now »