A real ghostly Halloween sneeze

Cheers and Happy Scientific Halloween!

At­ten­tion! All ex­per­i­ments are per­formed by pro­fes­sion­als. Do not at­tempt.

Process de­scrip­tion

Cal­ci­um car­bide re­acts with wa­ter, re­leas­ing flammable acety­lene gas. Acety­lene quick­ly fills the pump­kin and, when set on fire, re­acts with oxy­gen. The re­ac­tion is ex­treme­ly rapid and caus­es the pump­kin to “ex­plode.” Gesund­heit, Hal­loween spir­it!

Even more sci­en­tif­ic se­crets await you in safe ex­per­i­ments from the MEL Sci­ence sub­scrip­tion!