It's a question we ask ourselves every night before we go to bed. What exactly would happen if you put an enormous five-pound gummy bear inside a tin containing five-pounds of thermite, and then ignited the thermite? Would the planets and the stars realign? Would the sun implode? Would we see our past, present, and future selves lined up in a neat little row?
The answer to this gummy bear-shaped riddle, as this investigative video demonstrates, is none of the above. Basically what happens is a horrible minute of torture porn, in which the gummy bear suffers unspeakable torment.
Thermite can reach a maximum temperature of 2,500 °C so, in reality, the delicious sugar-bear (apple flavour, if you must know) never stood much of a chance. That being said, we're pleasantly surprised by how well it did. It certainly did better than the tin and while it doesn't exactly look appetising, it does still look a bit like a big fat gummy bear. Watch it happen in the video above.