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VIDEO: See what happens when a peep is placed inside a vacuum

Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Monday, April 21, 2014, 7:43 PM -

Here's an interesting way to get rid of your Easter candy: Place it inside an air-tight vacuum and see what happens.

Phil Plait of the popular YouTube channel Bad Astronomer recently took part in such an experiment, and end result is pretty neat.

When a marshmallow peep has all the air sucked out of it, it starts to transform.

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"As the air outside the peep is removed, the air inside the peep expands, inflating it," Plait explains in the video.

"The structure of the peep is weakened so when the air is let back in, it collapses."

The best part?

The gooey candy is still perfectly edible.

Looks like it's OK to play with your food, as long as it's in the name of science.

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