Exploding pumpkins are Halloween science at its finest

Ah, YouTube science channels. You can always rely on them to find new and interesting ways to blow things up on camera.

To celebrate Halloween, the Royal Institution channel decided to experiment with pumpkins and a thermite reaction, resulting in lots of heat, sparks, and molten iron spewing out of the pumpkin’s mouth.

Sure, this is educational. But the main appeal is watching Halloween pumpkins explode in a shower of sparks.

H/T The Verge | Screengrab via The Royal Institution/YouTbe

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor