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Title: Fruit Fireballs - Kitchen Science
Post by: thedoc on 22/03/2013 11:34:00
You may think that oranges are a boring  fruit. Discover their more exciting side in this simple experiment.

Read more about this kitchen science experiment. (http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/kitchenscience/exp/fruit-fireballs/)

[chapter podcast=1857 track=09.07.05/Naked_Scientists_Show_09.07.05_4140.mp3](https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenakedscientists.com%2FHTML%2Ftypo3conf%2Fext%2Fnaksci_podcast%2Fgnome-settings-sound.gif&hash=f2b0d108dc173aeaa367f8db2e2171bd) Listen to the Experiment[/chapter] or [download as MP3] (http://nakeddiscovery.com/downloads/split_individual/09.07.05/Naked_Scientists_Show_09.07.05_4140.mp3)
Title: Fruit Fireballs - Kitchen Science
Post by: Brion Flubling on 05/11/2009 10:13:50
this is very interesting! thanks
Title: Fruit Fireballs - Kitchen Science
Post by: sat074 on 30/07/2009 17:12:17
This is  great experiment. Personally I thought it deserved to win the BIG event demo competition.
Title: Fruit Fireballs - Kitchen Science
Post by: daveshorts on 30/07/2009 17:28:26
Glad you liked it, I think I need to work on not being petrified when doing demos in front of BIG... Ho humm. I have lots of other things to do next year.
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Post by: dvijay on 12/08/2009 05:24:30
Nice resrarch.I perticularly never have thought to do this type of thing.
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Post by: cindy on 26/08/2009 22:16:03
This is so neat! Great work!
Title: Fruit Fireballs - Kitchen Science
Post by: BenV on 01/09/2009 14:49:59
Randy Heisch, from Georgetown in Texas, sent us these amazing pictures of his own Fruit Fireballs:
(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenakedscientists.com%2FHTML%2Ffileadmin%2Fuser_upload%2FBen%2FIMG_8248A1.jpg&hash=16effca81727daa74fd0e2542f32ec87)
(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenakedscientists.com%2FHTML%2Ffileadmin%2Fuser_upload%2FBen%2FIMG_8238A1.jpg&hash=75e3ce084c34cfeb795f42e5e63e21bd)
(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenakedscientists.com%2FHTML%2Ffileadmin%2Fuser_upload%2FBen%2FIMG_8263A1.jpg&hash=b13eb09e7385f12d44f4f15f90162a73)
(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenakedscientists.com%2FHTML%2Ffileadmin%2Fuser_upload%2FBen%2FIMG_8235A1.jpg&hash=3e31e1c6a7bd7164b5e8b39716fc6573)
(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenakedscientists.com%2FHTML%2Ffileadmin%2Fuser_upload%2FBen%2FIMG_8252A2.jpg&hash=ceeffd336fc59b9662ecaa67605a8b91)
Thanks Randy!  All pictures are copyright Randy Heisch, and you can see more of his pictures here (http://photo.net/photodb/member-photos?user_id=2139922).


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Post by: chloe wyld on 23/09/2009 17:41:21
who knew orange was a colour fruit and could be so much fun!! :-) LoL!
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Post by: mama1 on 05/02/2010 10:27:16
I used this once in a dragon show,and made the orange and fire d dragon's breth.
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Post by: V.i.V on 21/10/2010 07:58:23
The video is really cool! We plan to try it at school! AWESOME
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Post by: demot on 31/03/2011 01:29:57
this looks awesome
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Post by: matt on 23/07/2011 16:38:03
what you may not know about the Oranges skin is the fact that if you peel it and leave it to dry very hard to the point of been crisp it almost BURSTS into a mini fireball of doom.!

No am not pulling your leg, my grandad told me this odd little trick about starting log or coal fires in WW2, its a very good firestarter for subborn fires which will not light up.

Note if you try this at home be careful as it will suddenly burn up without warning once a flames touch comes into contact.

If you wish to try it you must air dry the skin until its super rock hard.
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Post by: BM on 03/06/2012 02:16:51
This is really interesting experiment! I would use it for my science project:)
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Post by: Kapil on 19/10/2012 18:18:29
Excellent Experiment.

Tried this today at home.

Here is the high speed (1000 fps and 480 fps) video shoot.