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What Happens When You Squirt A Balloon With An Orange Peel Is Crazy - And Surprising

MARCH 14, 2015  —  By Emily Geraghty  
Emily Geraghty

Emily Geraghty

Emily Geraghty is a DIY writer and video specialist for ViralNova. Previous to ViralNova, she worked in digital content and video production for MTV, Allure, Glamour and LogoTV, as well as reality television development. In her free time she runs the fashion blog That Cheap, a blog about thrift store shopping and inexpensive beauty trends.

After you peel an orange, your fingers are probably sticky, a little bit greasy, and smell heavily of citrus. That's because orange peels have heavy amounts of limonene in them, an essential oil. Not only does limonene hydrate your skin and make your fingers smell like a Florida orange grove, it can also do something crazy to a rubber balloon!

Watch the video below and see a trick that'll surprise all your friends.


(via Maricv 84)

Here's another fun fact about limonene: it's a hydrocarbon, meaning it's easily flammable. That means you could potentially start a rolling fire with lemon peels! Science is capable of some pretty crazy stuff!

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