Who Knew Powdered Sugar Did THIS When It Came Into Contact With Fire?

George thought it was just going to be another boring birthday dinner with his family.

Poor George…he had no idea what was coming.

When his mom brought out his celebratory birthday brownies that were sprinkled with powdered sugar, she told him to blow out the candles. Easy enough, right? Well, aside from the sugar going everywhere, this craziness happened…

Who knew THIS happened when you blew powdered sugar into flames?!

Let’s look at that again…

Aside from how terrifying that looks, it’s also pretty epic.

While I’m not going to stop using powdered sugar, I might abstain from covering birthday cakes with it unless I’m wearing full protective gear.

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This Is What Happens When You Light 6,000 Matches On Fire At Once

I can only imagine that when man discovered fire, he was just as amazed by it as I am of this video.

The powerful element is both awe-inspiring and terrifying all at once…that’s why this video of a 6,000 match chain reaction is so incredibly awesome and simultaneously disturbing.

Don’t get any ideas, kids. You should absolutely never try this unless you are a professional and have a safe space to do it. If you are one of those people, though, please make more videos like this because it’s totally rad.

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These 15 GIFs Prove Science Is More Amazing Than Fiction

Warning: Don’t try some of these things at home.

1. This is what happens when you cut a water droplet using a superhydrophobic knife on a surface that doesn’t get wet.

Arizona State University/Sploid / Via journals.plos.org

2. This is the view from the Soyuz capsule, the spacecraft that takes astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS), as it re-enters Earth’s atmosphere.

NASA / Via youtube.com

3. This is what vibrating guitar strings look like up close (captured using a rolling shutter effect).

Andy Nicolai / Via youtube.com

4. This is how Astronaut Koichi Wakata rides a flying carpet in space.

AFP News / Via youtube.com

5. This is what happens when you light a CD and blow on it.

Science Videos / Via youtube.com

6. This is what happens when you stuff an orange full of fireworks.

Michael Hession/ Slo Mo Lab / Via youtube.com

7. This is what happens when cardinal fish eat ostracod plankton. Ostracods produce bioluminescence so that the fish spits them out.

BBC / Via bbc.co.uk

8. This is what happens when you mix Russell pit viper snake venom with human blood.

BBC / Via youtube.com

9. These Neodymium magnets spark when they collide in a blender.

Blendtec / Via youtube.com

10. These Astronauts put a GoPro camera inside a floating ball of water in space.

NASA / Via youtube.com

11. These magnets can attract cereal.

Omar Kardoudi / Via sploid.gizmodo.com

12. This is what you see when a GoPro is strapped to the back of a lioness while she’s hunting prey.

GoPro / Via youtube.com

13. This is what happens when you crack an egg 60 feet below the surface of the ocean.

Live Science / Via youtube.com

14. Airplanes look like shooting stars in this time lapse of an airport.

Milton Tan / Via youtube.com

15. This bot fly from Belize emerges from a scientist’s skin after he let them incubate inside of him.

Piotr Naskecki / Via thesmallermajority.com

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/natashaumer/these-15-gifs-prove-science-is-more-amazing-than-fiction

When They Couldn’t Kill The Cockroach Infestation, They Just Burned Down The House

They say that if you see one cockroach, there are way more where that came from. But what happens if you see hundreds of cockroaches? Well, call the fire department, because your place needs to be torched.

I’m not even joking. In Pana, Illinois, a house was so infested with cockroaches that the fire department had to dig a mote and start a controlled fire so that the cockroaches didn’t infest more homes on the block. It’s pretty brutal (but also kind of satisfying) to watch firefighters send these roaches straight to Hell.

As a hater of cockroaches, an event like this in my neighborhood would be cause for drunken celebration. What a time to be alive.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/burning-cockroaches/