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Imagine letting a bouncy ball drop from a certain height. Every time it bounces, the ball won’t go up as high as before. Obviously. But when it comes to Tic Tacs, that’s not the case. Sometimes, the candies bounce higher than before.

How and why does that happen? And is it possible for a Tic Tac to bounce higher than you initially dropped it from? And doesn’t all that defy physics?!

YouTuber Dianna Cowern answers all of those questions in this neat video:

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I would love to run this experiment myself, but there’s no way those candies are going to last.

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Hemant Mehta is the founder of, a YouTube creator, podcast co-host, and author of multiple books about atheism. He can be reached at @HemantMehta.