It's time for some fun with science experiments to set a new world record. Here is the World's Largest Devil's Toothpaste Explosion, and it's for a good cause too.
If you're not one of the 14-million people that follow Mark Rober on youTube, then you're missing out. His channel is loaded with incredible experiments, homemade gadgets, and a ton of fun.
In this video, Mark has something special up his sleeve. Eight months previous, he met a 12-year-old lad who was going through a traumatic fight against brain cancer. The dude's name is Fletcher, and he's been a fan of Mark's channel for ages. Feeling inspired after the call, Mark decided to throw Fletcher and epic birthday party, if he made it to his 13th birthday.
Cue eight months of Elephant Toothpaste experiments. Wikipedia explains it like so: "Elephant's toothpaste is a foamy substance caused by the rapid decomposition of hydrogen peroxide, using potassium iodide or yeast and warm water as a catalyst.
"How rapidly the reaction proceeds will depend on the concentration of hydrogen peroxide. Because it requires only a small number of ingredients and makes a 'volcano of foam', this is a fun experiment for children to perform in school or at parties. The exercise is also known as the 'marshmallow experiment'."
Basically, mix all those ingredients together, and tubes of 'toothpaste' erupt into the air. During testing, Mark stumbled upon a better way to get the reaction, and he dubbed it The Devil's Toothpaste.
But, Mark wasn't going to just do the experiment, he was also going to break a Guinness World Record with Fletcher by his side. The goal: To set the highest Devil's Toothpaste Explosion record.
This video shows that we need more humans like Mark Rober. Someone who will spend eight months and thousands of dollars just to make one of his fans smile. It's an epic video, so prepare yourself for the best 24 minutes of your day. And bring a tissue if you're the emotional type because this one will hit you in the feels.