A small amount of methanol is ignited in order to expel a small rubber stopper.  


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  • Strong Rubber Build with Spark Electrodes
  • Tesla Coil
  • Rubber Stopper
  • Methanol 
  • Table Clamps




Squirt a small amount of methanol into the rubber bulb and swirl it around for a couple of seconds.  Pour the excess liquid methanol out and discard safely.  Plug the top of the bulb with the rubber stopper and mount it safely in the clamp.  Ensure that the bulb is pointed away from anything that could be damaged by the expulsion of the stopper.  Wearing eye protection, place the activated Tesla coil near the electrode.  The ensuing spark will ignite the methanol vapour, causing a small explosion that will shoot the stopper across the room.




You must wear safety glasses while performing this experiment.  Please ensure all safety protocols are followed.  This experiment should not be perfumed alone.


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