How To: Turn a Single Piece of Paper into a Freakin' Loud Sound Explosion Prank

Turn a Single Piece of Paper into a Freakin' Loud Sound Explosion Prank

There are a million things you can do with a few sheets of paper, from classics like an origami crane to a paper version of PSY that dances Gangnam Style, or even an M16 assault rifle. There's not much you can't make with paper.

If you're looking for something a little simpler, you can fold a piece of paper just right to create a sound explosion. It's called a paper popper, and the pop it creates is loud enough to make some jittery folks jump if you sneak up behind them.

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To make the loud pop, which resembles the sound of a whip cracking, you just hold the popper and thrust it down as fast as you can. This forces air into the flaps, which forces them to pop out at a very high speed. This creates a kind of vacuum, and the air rushes in to fill the space so quickly that it causes a loud popping sound.

All you need to make one is a single sheet of paper. Check out the video below to learn how to fold it.

For more awesome paper projects, be sure to check out our Papercraft and Origami Worlds.

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