Christmas Cracker Mayhem Review

The Ultimate Load Test

Christmas Cracker Mayhem2

The Ultimate Load Test

Here at Overclock3D, we love to test our systems hardware to destruction; despite our expansion into festive products, our principles remain unchanged.

Without further a do, we set about breaking our test samples. Below is our first attempt.

Christmas Cracker Mayhem

Just to remind, from top to bottom we have the Luxury, Value and Standard Cracker. During our first test, only the value cracker succeed in its loud "BANG". The Luxury Cracker had to be tugged on a second time while holding onto the cardboard strip and disappointingly the Standard Cracker broke on both on both ends on first attempt. Upon closer inspection it appeared as though the internal cardboard strip was broken on arrival; disappointing effort.

The process was repeated until we had exhausted our rediculous stockpile of party crackers. The "POP" success rate can be found in the graph below.

On the whole, these results are fairly acceptable. While the 67% rate for the luxury cracker may not seem brilliant, one must remember that they arrived in a smaller sample of 6 rather than 10 and 12. One's mileage may vary and will also depend on technique.

Next up, the gifts.

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Most Recent Comments

24-12-2010, 21:15:21

Are you now working for tesco lolQuote

25-12-2010, 04:40:13

Game Over
Ok was watching Peep Show and they mentioned the Christmas crackers, What the heck is that all about? Are they some type of fire cracker or actual crackers, and how does it all work?Quote

25-12-2010, 07:46:15

LOL you crack me up Quote

25-12-2010, 17:41:14

i shoulda went to tescos =/, my crackers were proper "no frills" no mini screwdriver set or nothing =( just stinky hair clips!!!!!!!!!!!!!! happy xmas =D off to round 2 turkey and probally turkey sandwiches untill next year peace outQuote

25-12-2010, 23:46:14

Game Over
I had to go on youtube to get the low down on Christmas Crackers, I have never heard of seen those before, must be very uncommon stateside. Looks like the little ones get a big kick out of it.

Wonder why they do not market those here, a lot of money to be made.Quote

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