The Best Thing That Happened to Peeps This Week
Curious children and drunken adults have been putting Peeps in the microwave for a long time. Watching the little marshmallow birds expand almost to the point of explosion is oddly hypnotizing and great for s’mores. But that small thrill can’t compare to putting them in a vacuum chamber.
Some physics students at Texas A&M orchestrated the demonstration. When you suck all the air out of the chamber, the Peep starts to blow up as the air inside it expands. When the air is let back into the chamber, all you’re left with is a sad blue puddle. It sort of looks like the Peeps we just found in our closet from last Easter.