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I’ll admit that until today, I had never wondered what an exploding ball of yarn looks like. But then I happened upon this image and animated GIF in Alan Sailor‘s Flickr stream, and… now I know!

Alan writes, “In this case (as in many others) I walk around stores looking for cheap stuff to blow up. Extra point if it looks easy to clean up.”


Laura Cochrane

Laura Cochrane

I’m an editor at MAKE and CRAFT. I like hiking, biking, and etymology.

  • Marcia

    So how exactly do you blow this yarn up?
    (Although it seems somewhat sacrilegious to destroy yarn?)

    • Laura Cochrane

      I don’t know how Alan does it. Ask him in a Flickr comment!

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