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Insane experiment produces giant foam volcano

By T.K. Randall
December 21, 2019 · Comment icon 7 comments

That is one huge pile of foam. Image Credit: YouTube / Nick Uhas
YouTuber Nick Uhas recently tried to set a new world record by creating a mountain of 'elephant toothpaste'.
A staple of school science experiments, the voluminous foam is produced by the rapid decomposition of hydrogen peroxide using water and potassium iodide or yeast as a catalyst.

The experiment is particularly notable due to the rapid nature of the reaction that occurs and the fact that it will typically produce a veritable volcano of foam that can quickly get out of hand.

Earlier this year, Nick Uhas, David Dobrik and a few of their friends decided to try their hand at creating the world's largest volcano of elephant toothpaste.

While the experiment succeeded, a rival team later created their own - even larger - volcano.
Now in a bid to reclaim the crown, Uhas and Dobrik have returned with a new video showing them produce what is assuredly the largest mound of elephant toothpaste to date.

The pair used 625 liters of hydrogen peroxide and ended up with a whopping 67.5 cubic meters of foam which quickly filled the available space and started to overflow over the fence and up the walls.

Suffice to say - everyone involved had to make a rather hasty retreat to escape the wave of foam.

You can check out the full video below.

Source: Nerdist | Comments (7)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by toast 5 years ago
The guy is talking too much.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Seti42 5 years ago
Rich kids. SMH.
Comment icon #3 Posted by cathya 5 years ago
Interesting. But, I'd hate to be the one that had to clean up that mess.
Comment icon #4 Posted by South Alabam 5 years ago
Let's hope hydrogen peroxide and yeast trucks never collide.
Comment icon #5 Posted by DreadLordAvatar 5 years ago
Comment icon #6 Posted by fred_mc 5 years ago
I agree. I shared the video on social media but I linked directly to the point in time where the fun begins, otherwise people will just get bored and stop watching.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Jon the frog 5 years ago
Could be an awesome idea to make a video on Youtube...  

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