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Pyrotechnics are Hollywood’s go-to special effect to distract audiences from a "half-baked" plot - or so says the American Chemical Society.
This video from their YouTube channel Reactions explains the science behind big budget explosions that directors such as Michael Bay are so very fond of.
In this video we learn what pyrotechnics actually are, what an explosion is, and how Hollywood makes them.
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