(SCIENCE) KILL IT WITH FIRE! Wait… it’s ALREADY on fire! GAH!

 

There’s a compound called mercuric sulphocyanate (or mercury(II) thiocyanate… the source material is using both names).  When you apply fire to it, it has a very interesting chemical reaction… if by interesting you mean hellishly terrifying

Pardon me boy… is that the Call of Great Cthulhu?

 

The phenomenon is also called “the pharaoh’s snake”, and there’s also this video showing an even larger reaction (skip to the middle to save yourself some time)…

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go hide under my bed now…

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