Easter candy destruction has moved far beyond the old microwave-Peeps-and-watch-them-explode trick. Here are two extremely high-tech looks at decimating a Cadbury Creme Egg in a lab, courtesy of scientists from the University of Nottingham and video journalist Brady Haran. First, the Creme Egg goes through a series of physics tests, including being flung on a crash track and smashed in a compressive-strength test.

Chemists at the same university also do some crazy stuff to a creme egg, including trying to “release the goo” by heating the egg in potassium chlorate. The fellow at 1:40 could really have a second career as a TV “crazy scientist.”

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