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photocopying custard powder

 
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I've always been curious about this but never been brave enough to try it... I was told years ago that custard powder explodes if you photocopy it. Can anyone verify this?
 
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I'd suggest a few grains at a time and keep upping the quantity until you get a reaction. Make sure you keep a jug of warm milk next to the copier in case of ignition.
 
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Sounds like a perfect thing to ask the
Myth Busters on Discovery Channel.

My Opinion: Photocopying heats up the surface to take a "Heat Signature" of the darker areas. I find it hard to believe that heating will blowup custard powder.

I'll test it on the office photocopier and let u know
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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