Television viewers in Denver woke up to the sounds of exploding pumpkins. It was actually a new version of my self-carving pumpkin trick for Halloween.
Editor’s Note: This experiment was presented in this forum for educational purposes only. We DO NOT recommend trying this experiment in the classroom unless you have had proper training to do so. Please note that Steve Spangler Science takes no responsibility for comments posted on this site.
On a personal note, I know that Steve practiced this experiment at least 20-30 times with trained professionals, in a controlled environment, before presenting the experiment on the air. Even for television, the experiment was performed with safety personnel and fire officials on-site. This is not a do-it-yourself activity.
Please have a safe and happy Halloween – the Editor