Experiment #135: Silly String
(Rated G) What’s funny is that I originally planned to move my show to a field following this awesome episode of microwaving a can of silly string. It’s to this date the best aerosol can explosion I’ve ever had on my show. I’ve had more impressive aerosol cans and far more impressive explosions since but this is likely the best aerosol can explosion I’ll ever get. So as it turns out, microwaving silly string is so cool that it’ll likely remain one of my show’s highlights for a very long time. It was big enough to move Jareth.
For the last season four experiment done out in my back yard before I move my show to a more remote location to finish up microwaving, this was the most dangerous experiment I’ve attempted to this date. DO NOT ATTEMPT this experiment under ANY circumstances whatsoever! The beer bottle, the mentos and coke, and the small aerosol can in a bowl of cooking oil have nothing on this. You remember how cool the small Axe body spray can was, right? So logically, a much bigger aerosol can makes a bigger bOOm, right? Right, actually. This did explode with about five times the force of the aerosol can in cooking oil I did to end season 3. However, it took a long time for the silly string to go off, I knew it would take a long time after seeing another microwave show cook theirs for 10 minutes with no bOOm, but when this silly string went off, it didn’t just bOOm, it bo00OOO00omed! The other ones just blew the door open, this one not just SLAMMED the door open but it completely wrecked the inside of the microwave. Jareth still works, so I’ll probably be able to repair him, since it’s just his fan and waveguide that went out, but still this was a definite surprise. I also added some flammable things like a pencil and tinfoil as well as a lightbulb to take care of the visibility issue. It doesn’t entirely fix it, but at least you can see the silly string can while it’s being microwaved, and the pencil and light bulb did some cool things on their own. The final result being the best episode of Microwave Me to date! This one has it all! Fire, plasma (even ball plasma), and of course, the biggest bo00OOO00om on my show to date! Season 4 of Microwave Me is filmed using a new, high tech state of the art digital camcorder starring host Matthew Villani who uses a huge 1984 Kenmore BEAST of a microwave.