Can Anyone Explain How the Hell This Giant Popsicle Stick Wave Exploded?

How is this possible? Thousands upon thousands of rainbow popsicle sticks, layered together into an enormous exploding chain reaction. But... but how? Is there a spring somewhere? Is the thing held together by sheer tension? Childhood magic! Holy shit.


Physics is incredible. This was also probably the happiest child on the face of the planet at this particular moment, until he gets his MIT scholarships. But now: "CLEAN IT UP, KIDDO!"

Thanks, Matt!



Look closely at the cups @ 18 seconds (on the right side of the cup tower). They magically adjust themselves, ever so sightly.

Not saying the whole vid is fake, but it may have been edited at some parts.