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Piezoelectric Popper
# 4B60.702
Description: A small film canister is filled with a few (about 2 or 3) drops of methanol, sealed, and then sparked with a piezoelectric igniter, causing the methanol vapor to combust and shoot the body of the film canister outward. note: same demo as 5E60.211

Instructions: hold the film canister with one hand by the base of where the wires are fed through the lid and spark with your other hand.

Hazards: do not use excess methanol or the resulting explosion could become dangerous.

Purchased/Built: purchased

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