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Thanks to science, now we know that gummy bears can indeed fuel a rocket. (Photo: David O'Hare/Flickr.)

We know that consuming copious amounts of sugar can provide us with bursts of energy that usually end in a crash. Very similarly, sugar, in the form of gummy bears, is said to have enough energy to fuel a rocket!

The masterminds behind Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters put the myth to test by melting a crapload of gummy bears, turning the resulting crystallized sugar into powder, sending that stuff to rocket scientists to turn into rocket fuel and then lighting a match. These rockets, which basically run on a sugar rush, were successfully launched into the air. Check out the video below for the full scientific lowdown.