Top 10 Party Tricks for 2014 - YouTube Mega-Collaboration




About: Random Weekend Projects

Step 1: Watch the Video!

Parties are a great way to celebrate and have fun with your good friends, so to make sure your next party rocks, I've assembled the biggest lifehackers on YouTube to bring you 10 outrageous party tricks your guests will not forget.

In this video you'll see how to;

- Make ice cubes that glow in the dark

- Turn a few rolls of duct tape into a themed hammock

- Make bubbles the size of your car

- Serve 6 soda drinks in an instant

- Start a BBQ with chemistry

- Prank someone with a foaming toast

- Super cool your drinks so they freeze instantly when opened

- BBQ your dinner with an improvised terra-cotta grill

- Turn a trash can into a rocket

- Make snacks that get your guests smoking like dragons

Step 2: Glow in the Dark Ice Cubes - Brusspup

Make glowing liquid easily by using tonic water that contains quinine.

Quinine is a chemical that reacts to UV light.

Tonic water can be found at almost any grocery store and it's cheap to buy.

The more black lights you add the more the tonic water will glow.

You can make ice-cubes with tonic water and use it for your drinks.

You can also make glowing decorative shapes.

It's a simple and fun experiment. Give it a try!

See more Brusspup on YouTube

Note: Brusspup did the awesome music for my video, and if you like it, you can download the song in iTunes: Soul Switch

Step 3: Star Spangled Hammock - Kipkay

Celebrate your independence by relaxing in your very own Star Spangled Hammock that you can make!

All you need are a few rolls of duct tape.

Watch the video with Kipkay

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Step 4: Monster Bubbles - Night Hawk in Light

This 3 part bubble mix seems to work really well for making bubbles bigger than my car!

His tutorial for giant bubbles can be seen here

See more NightHawkInLight on YouTube

Step 5: Instant Soda Dispenser - Steve Spangler

Steve Spangler made the coke and mentos experiment famous back in 2005.

With this trick, he puts a whole new twist on the idea by serving 6 sodas with a little homebuilt contraption.

See more Steve Spangler on YouTube

Step 6: Chemical BBQ Ignition - NurdRage

Warning: This video is for educational and entertainment purposes only and not actually meant to be repeated. The reaction is an extreme fire hazard and fire safety protocols must be in place.

First, the charcoal is placed in the barbecue and a paper bag is used to hold the charcoal in-place.

Now normally charcoal is started with some lighter fluid, but as a chemist, I'm going to use a mixture of 250 grams potassium chlorate and 50 grams sugar.

This mixture is added on top of the charcoal.

The potassium chlorate is a powerful oxidant that provides oxygen directly to the reaction mixture.

The sugar and charcoal is the fuel. This will burn very hot and our charcoal started.

The mixture is then lit with a flame. For greater safety it is recommend this step be performed with a match on a long stick or a fuse is used.

The potassium chlorate and sugar mixture should burn extremely hot within 15 seconds and ignite the charcoal. Leave the pile of charcoal as is and give it about 10 to 20 minutes to get up to full temperature and ash over before spreading them out.

See more NurdRage on YouTube

Step 7: Foaming Toast - ScamSchool

Brian Brushwood shows how easy it is to prank a drinking buddy with one simple move.

See more Scam School on YouTube

Step 8: Super Cooled Drinks - ScamSchool

Brian Brushwood tells how easy it is to make super cooled drinks that instantly turn to ice right after they're opened.

See more Scam School on YouTube

Step 9: Terracotta Grill - Household Hacker

Need to do some grilling but there is no grill in sight?

No worries! Household Hacker has the perfect solution for you.

Just use a terracotta pot!

See more Household Hacker on YouTube

Step 10: Trash Can Rocket - Steve Spangler

With a bit of liquid nitrogen and a soda bottle, you can turn a trash can into a rocket.

Notice I said you CAN, not that you SHOULD.

Check out how Steve does it from the safety of your computer desk.

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Step 11: Dragon Smoke Snacks - Grant Thompson - "The King of Random"

The majority of people don't have access to liquid nitrogen, and those who do, should be familiar with the risks associated. I do not recommend anyone actually try this, but if treated with caution and respect I feel it's a safe enough experiment that it could be easily duplicated without incident.

To get this effect, I sprayed a line of whipped cream into a bath of liquid nitrogen for 5-10 seconds.

The cream is very light and fluffy and full of air, so it freezes almost instantly.

I found that by rolling the frozen cream around on my tongue while chewing very gently, massive amounts of vapor would shoot out of my nose and mouth.

It's speculated that there may be a danger if large pieces of cream are eaten, as it could quickly shock-cool the mouth and cause tissue damage and/or microfissures in tooth enamel. To avoid that risk I just roll the cream quickly on my tongue. If you roll it fast enough, it doesn't even feel cold at all.

Assuming that my mouth is approximately 98.6F and liquid nitrogen is -321F, there is a difference of nearly 420F. As the super cooled cream contacts my mouth, it instantly condenses my breath into water vapor, and that is the fog you see coming out of my nose and mouth.

I highly recommend having a warm drink within arms reach so you have a way to warm your mouth back up, just in case it gets uncomfortable for any reason.

You can see more of my videos; Grant Thompson - "The King of Random" on YouTube

Step 12: Check All These Amazing YouTubers

This collaboration video was possible because of so many amazing creators.

These are my favorite YouTube channels, and I highly recommend checking them out and taking as much inspiration as you can.

Household Hacker

Scam School



Steve Spangler Science

Night Hawk in Light


Grant Thompson - "The King of Random"

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    26 Discussions


    1 year ago

    love The King Of Random's videos

    keep em going


    2 years ago

    You can crack your teeth by following the cold "dragon smoke snacks" with a warm beverage. I did just that when I drank coffee after eating ice. Not a good idea. Painful, and expensive to fix.

    I WAS relieved that the picture of the guy holding a bottle to his eye was not to suggest doing "eye shots". That practice can cause corneal ulcers and scarring that can lead to blindness or the need for cornea transplants.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    the terracotta pot grill is clever, but cooking food on some random metal grating that could be painted or coated in something gnarly seems ill-advised.

    3 replies
    Tinker Terrysamurai1200

    Reply 4 years ago

    He aluminum foil would likely burn out rather quickly and the metal grate looks like the galvanized metal used under stuccu. Ñb galvanized=zinc coating which will produce poisonous gas when heated.

    werockettTinker Terry

    Reply 2 years ago

    We use heavy duty aluminum foil when we are cooking food directly on charcoals. The normal weight stuff doesn't work - you are right it can even catch fire if you are using a wood campfire. But the heavy duty stuff works out quite fine. Probably single use. I also probably would have been tempted to keep that hole in the bottom to increase air-flow on the fire...but then you do have a hot-ash situation under the pot.


    Reply 2 years ago

    What they showed there was not some random mesh, it is actually intended for grilling. You buy that when you want to grill small vegetable or fish and don't want the small pieces to slip between your normal grill racks. They just cut it down to slightly bigger than the pot diameter.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Not to be a spoil sport, but... quinine isn't exactly good for you... use with caution, consult your doctor before use...

    5 replies

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Tonic water contains so little quinine that it won't do anything. The dosage for malaria treatment is in the range of grams daily, the amount in a litre of tonic water is more like ~100mg. You'd need to drink litres and litres before you suffered any medicinal effects. A single glass definitely won't harm you unless you have an allergic reaction.


    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Drinking liters of it though, the sugar in the tonic water and the water in the tonic water will kill you though, before the quinine :)


    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction


    Not to be a spoil sport, but... cane sugar isn't exactly good for you... use with caution, consult your doctor before use...

    Not to be a spoil sport, but... dihydrogen monoxide isn't exactly good for you... use with caution, consult your doctor before use...

    The point here is to pay attention to what you are doing and research things you don't know about.


    4 years ago

    What happens if you swallow the cream


    4 years ago

    Hey for the dragon breath can you just freeze the whipped cream and get the same effect?

    1 reply

    No they must be frozen in liquid nitrogen because it must be like -70*C to make some smoke. So it doesn't work with normal freezer. So you need to go to some sort of place where they sell this kind of stuff for factories & stuff. I was 12 y/o when I asked my cousins dad to buy me some dry ice, got one kilo with just 10€. BTW if you eat small bits of dry ice the dragon breath thingie works successfully with it. Recommend that way. if u know what i mean


    4 years ago on Introduction

    King of Random is everywhere man blitzkrieg. Thank god you skipped and didnt invited Crazy Russian Hacker.

    1 reply

    Great to see that I'm not the only YouTuber utilizing instructables for YouTube videos.

    I am no where near the level of popularity you are, but congrats on almost 2 Million subscribers. I am happy with my 11K, but would love to get to 30K by the end of the year..

    sincerely a fan for a while now. :D

    Jac (TheVegetarianBaker)