• Question: whats the best way to make an explosion happen?

    Asked by emojiexplosions to Huma, Jack, Lucy, Miranda, Peter on 18 Nov 2016.
    • Photo: Peter Boorman

      Peter Boorman answered on 18 Nov 2016:

      Hi Emojiexplosions,

      I’m not entirely sure what you mean. The most energetic explosion that humans can currently create on Earth is probably from a fusion bomb, which works by merging light elements into heavier ones to release huge amounts of energy in the process.


    • Photo: Miranda Bane

      Miranda Bane answered on 18 Nov 2016:

      There is a really fun explosion that you can make yourself. Ask your parents to help you set this up outside so that you don’t get in trouble for making mess!
      Take a big bottle of of diet coke and stand it up with the lid off. Take a 3 or 4 Mentos (the minty sweets) and carefully drop them into the bottle. Stand back!
      The mentos react with the coke and cause a fizzy explosion.
      You can look it up on youtube too.