Exploding Popsicle Stick Wave Makes Physics Awesome

I’d like to think I’d be a pretty cool parent.

Well, the kid in this video probably thinks his parents are pretty awesome, considering they let him build an exploding wave of popsicle sticks on the kitchen floor. Thousands of popsicle sticks were woven together, held only by the laws of physics. Once the kid sets off the chain reaction, the wave explodes, and knocks down a pyramid of plastic cups.

There’s actually a hobby culture revolving around making “frame bombs”, or rather, exploding popsicle stick structures. Do a quick search for “popsicle stick bomb”, and you’ll come up with hundreds of different designs to make your own exploding popsicle stick creations.

Either way, this video is pretty awesome. Check the source link for the full video.

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