Crushing things with a little vacuum pump

Chris Notap used a small, cheap vacuum pump to suck the air out of a variety of plastic containers ranging from bread bags to 55 gallon drums. Read the rest

Putting a large marshmallow gummy bear in a vacuum chamber

As the air leaves the chamber, the marshmallow gummy bear bloats. Its candy skin forms fissures. After it reaches its maximum size, the operator opens a valve. The bear implodes under atmospheric pressure, becoming a puddly lump at the bottom of the chamber. Read the rest