Exploding acetylene pumpkins

Dan Plane wishes all a Happy Halloween with these exploding acetylene pumpkins

There's a tradition at the Ri, where every Halloween we try to to find new ways of doing science with pumpkins. This year, Dan Plane put on the hat of Resident Pumpkin Exploder and investigated the explosive properties of acetylene gas.

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