Fun wintry fact for the season of mint candies: Lifesavers Wint O Green hard candies emit a “spark” of light when bitten (or crushed) due to a phenomenon called #triboluminesence (TL). When I was a kid, a friend and I used to chomp these in the dark and watch the sparks of blue light, laughing. I mentioned the phenomenon to a few people who were in their 20s and 30s, and they’d never heard of it, so I thought it my duty to share. Also, I hear sugar-free candy doesn't produce triboluminescence, and that other hard candies sometimes work, too, not just wintergreen Lifesavers.
Here’s a video by Destin of #smartereveryday2 showing the TL in slow motion. #wintogreen #lifesaverscandy #wintergreenlifesavers #wintogreenlifesavers #smartereveryday