Hey, I’m no rocket scientist, but I found the thought of candy-powered model rocketry pretty appealing:
But you can liberate the same amount of energy in much less time by mixing the Snickers with a more concentrated source of oxygenâ€”say, the potent oxidizer potassium perchlorate. The result is basically rocket fuel. Ig?nited on an open fireproof table, it burns vigorously, consuming an entire candy bar in a few seconds with a rushing tower of fire. If you could bottle the energy of kids playing and turn it into a Molotov cocktail, this is what it would look like.
Of course, you canâ€™t actually fire a rocket with a Snickers bar; the nuts would clog the nozzle. Oreo cookie filling, however, works very nicely in standard model-rocket engines. (Caution: The Model Rocket Safety Code does not approve of filling rocket motors with highly reactive chlorate-Oreo mixtures.)
“The nuts would clog the nozzle.” Darn it, thought we had a brand-new energy source all lined up. I was all set to design hybrid rocket cars powered by Snickers Midnight Dark candy bars, too.
Darn those nuts, anyway. They hate our freedom.
Saw this on Boing Boing.