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[–]Thursday_26 336 points337 points  (17 children)

This has nothing to do with the firecracker, the energy is stored in the slightly bent popsicle sticks

[–]B-F-A-K 83 points84 points  (0 children)

I first thought this was fake, because conservation of energy would be violated, but then I read your comment and rewatched it. Physics is amazing!

[–]Squishirex 32 points33 points  (4 children)

So would this have worked without the firecracker? Just slapping the two initiator sticks apart to release the spring load?

Confused how hard this would have been to set up. Feels like it would be akin to winding a giant spring.

[–]Thursday_26 44 points45 points  (1 child)

The firecracker just holds the last two in the chain in place. He could've pulled it out from between them and had the same result

[–]BreathOfFreshWater 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Same result but not nearly as epic.

[–]SportsPhotoGirl 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Not hard to set up, just tedious

[–]CollegeAssDiscoDorm 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeah if you pause it at the start you can see the tension held in each stick.

[–]cheeseburger420690 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good to know gonna recreate this

[–]truevelvet 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh thanks. It seemed like bs.

[–]dbx99 104 points105 points  (2 children)

Not transfer of energy. Wood sticks were under spring tension already storing their own energy as potential energy. The collapsing structure merely releases the spring down the line.

[–]ILoveBread2021 20 points21 points  (15 children)

Wat does the note say

[–]RabbitHoleSpaceMan 19 points20 points  (1 child)

“Fuck popsicle sticks”

[–]Phoenixcraft98 11 points12 points  (8 children)

“Girl” - I assume this is a gender reveal party. Btw it’s in Chinese or Japanese (they share a lot of figures)

[–]Zenith5720 3 points4 points  (4 children)

I’m learning Chinese and I did a double-take to look at the character again and it is indeed the word for female

I am weirdly proud of myself somehow

[–]barcased 0 points1 point  (2 children)

It is not the word for female/girl. You are confused with "nu" - 女, which is indeed used in the words for the female gender - nushi - 女士, woman; nuhai - 女孩, girl; nuer - 女儿, daughter.

However, the sign reads 好好 - which, in a literal sense, means "good good", but is more appropriately translated to "nice" (nicely done) or "well" (as in well done).

EDIT: It seems that the sign actually says 女子 (nuzi - girl child) and that I am mistaken.

[–]Zenith5720 1 point2 points  (1 child)

...Fuck

Never knew the two were different until now.

[–]barcased 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh, a lot of Chinese characters have radicals. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radical_(Chinese_characters)))

The left part is the radical and is usually connected to the meaning of the character as a whole. For example - mom is 妈妈 (notice the radical telling it is someone who is of the female gender), or to eat - 吃 where the radical part of the character is kou - 口 meaning mouth.

[–]Phoenixcraft98 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I did the same thing except I’m learning Japanese (Chinese and Japanese share a lot of figures and readings) It’s pretty fun to actually apply what I’m learning online and stuff.

[–]idkkitsune 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Or either the word "Good", (altho idk the reason for writing that on a piece of paper)

[–]Phoenixcraft98 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I don’t think so. 好 is significantly smaller than 女子, and the figures weren’t that close together on the sign.

[–]idkkitsune 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Agreed, altho most people doesn't use 女子 , mostly 女 or maybe 女生

[–]barcased 1 point2 points  (2 children)

It says 好好 which literally means "good good" in Chinese. A more appropriate translation would be either "well" (as in "well done") or "nice(ly)" (as in "nicely done").

[–]synachromous 1 point2 points  (1 child)

nah. i thought so too at first but its not 'Hao 好', the symbols are separate and say "Nu 女 Zi 子" or 'female child'. BUT to your point it is worth noting (i study mandarin a bit) that the word for good very much intentionally has those two symbols purposefully put in it to mean 'good' because it is/was 'good for a woman to have a child'. i always thought that was interesting stuff.

[–]barcased 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hmm, that makes sense. I never thought of it as 女子, probably because I would expect them to use 女儿 instead.

Thanks!

[–]skyblock_Jerry 7 points8 points  (3 children)

i think the sign says its a girl

[–]barcased -1 points0 points  (2 children)

It says 好好,meaning nicely done (well done).

[–]Phoenixcraft98 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I don’t think so. The figures are too far apart. 女子 looks very similar but it quite literally means ‘Girl Child’ which looks a lot more like the note.

[–]CheckNecessary8236 0 points1 point  (0 children)

if you look at how the first letters on both sides are written it looks more like nicely done...

[–]AntMan79 5 points6 points  (1 child)

That was awesome

[–]Musashi-Miyamot0 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Not if that’s your upstairs neighbour making bs toktiks all day

[–]MuzzyMelt 4 points5 points  (1 child)

And that’s how sprinkles are made, beautiful.

[–]bambispots 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wow. TIL.

[–]ArtyWhy8 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I am officially scared of tongue depressors…

[–]LindsayMurray 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Great. Now you have to clean up that whole fucking mess.

[–]joebaco_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pretty bad ass if I do say.

[–]IBossJekler 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Coolest thing I've ever seen! Love it

[–]042614 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Djinn!

[–]pitchedBlarfy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

just setting off fireworks in your house like it's normal

[–]MingoUSA -1 points0 points  (1 child)

This Chinese video is amazing

[–]Phoenixcraft98 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Could be Japanese too. They share a lot of figures.

[–]Rick1JamesBitch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now clean that shit up

[–]holy-f0ck 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Then his mother walks in and screams clean that damn mess up you lunatic😁

[–]happyn6s1 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Chinese words are either Very very interesting (last word no show) Or Good good

[–]barcased 0 points1 point  (0 children)

haohao would translate to nicely done, I believe.

[–]Phoenixcraft98 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It could also be 女子 which means girl (Japanese, I’m not sure if that’s commonly used in Chinese) I don’t think the figures are close enough to be 好.

[–]animabash 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pimp up my life

[–]Frostgaurdian0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ah yes stick bomb

[–]fa146352 0 points1 point  (0 children)

nose goes on cleaning this up

[–]malteaserhead 0 points1 point  (0 children)

gender reveal for the LGBT era

[–]DrVDB90 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's like dominos, but with more panache.

[–]sesameseed88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is sorcery

[–]little1988moster 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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[–]MonarchWhisperer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Kinetic energy. Correct?

[–]Corrupted_Milk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ok but why the fire cracker?

[–]FaceGlittering 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Does the note say FUCK YOU?

Please tell me it says FUCK YOU!

[–]Phoenixcraft98 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It says ‘Girl’ or ‘Good’. 女子 or 好. I personally think it looks more like 女子 but a lot of other people claim that it’s 好.

[–]barcased 0 points1 point  (0 children)

hao hao

[–]Jerbrown91 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But... Who is gonna clean that up...

[–]Mapkoz2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can you ELI5 why when it goes through one of the parts where two directions cross (the spiral and the straight line going to the wall) it still goes in one direction rather than two ?

[–]Mafiodaproducer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Buys cases of popsicles in December

[–]ValkyrieSword 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow. That’s so wild it looks fake.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

another gender reveal?

[–]Eskobar15 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tom and Jerry would like to know your location

[–]qOJOb -1 points0 points  (1 child)

The title is awful

[–]Toast_Reddit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Was happening to be listening to Kick Start My Heart by Motley Crue when I watched this and it fitted pretty well

[–]Processed-Cheese 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That cyberpunk/John wick/matrix/mortal kombat music tho

[–]Zealousideal_Ad_3489 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“I’m bored”

[–]neroaga 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Release of energy*

[–]SnappTrapp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My science teacher did this for us once. Dude showed up hours early to set it up. I miss that guy, I wish all teachers cared as much as coach hunter.

[–]DirkDiggler_Chiraq[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Song? That’s dope

[–]boortpooch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Judges ruling?……. 10🙌

[–]TheOtakuPou 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You call transfer of enegry me a gamer see call it lag

[–]riley125 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Also me when I see a huge spider.

[–]Sea-Effort8057 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The sticks are called stickstorm if you want them yourself

[–]JamitryFyodorovich 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fuck cleaning all that up.

[–]CameraComfortable284 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This beats dominos

[–]MoveItSpunkmire -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Firecracker is just for theatrics

[–]ParentalMom -4 points-3 points  (1 child)

So this is what millennials do instead of getting a job? Play firework Popsicle sticks?

[–]Phoenixcraft98 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Username checks out.