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Danielle Andrew 09 Aug 2015, 15:27

The Backyard Scientist is at it again: This time, he decides to create colored flames using different household chemicals and DIY pieces of equipment. Then, of course, he shoots the fire in the air via a homemade flamethrower.

The variety of hues is due to different metals and chemicals, which can cause fire to burn in different colors. For example, table salt will cause a flame to burn yellow.

He even throws in instructions on how to make your own mini flamethrower – although this sounds AWESOME, and it's entirely possible to recreate this experiement at home, it is not recommended you do so.

 

 

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