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Even though it looks like the devil is reaching through the ground from underneath the Earth to grab a victim, you can't look away. Even though it looks like some alien tentacle snake is burning itself and trying to attack you, you can't help but stare. It's the Pharaoh's Serpent (or Black Snake firework) and it's an old science experiment that's always so, so gross to look at. The disgusting, growing mutant arm coil thing is actually just Mercury thiocyanate (Hg(SCN)2) getting lit on fire.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Even though it looks like the devil is reaching through the ground from underneath the Earth to grab a victim, you can't look away. Even though it looks like some alien tentacle snake is burning itself and trying to attack you, you can't help but stare. It's the Pharaoh's Serpent (or Black Snake firework) and it's an old science experiment that's always so, so gross to look at. The disgusting, growing mutant arm coil thing is actually just Mercury thiocyanate (Hg(SCN)2) getting lit on fire.