Pringles Can Rocket Fuel

This is by far the best way to serve a can of Pringles. Inside of most large rockets is a supply of hydrogen and oxygen. When the mix of the two is just right, it creates an explosion with a huge amount of energy. In rockets, this energy get the rocket into space. In our little demonstration here, it gets the Pringles can to the ceiling.

Pringles Rocket

Here’s how it works:

  • There is a small hole in the top (really the bottom) of the can
  • Hydrogen is pumped into the cans from the bottom of the can.
  • Once the flame is lit, the hydrogen burns and air (with oxygen) enters from the bottom hole.
  • When the mix is just right, off goes the rocket and it’s time for a snack.

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