16What's In The Secret Substances

Nickelodeon Green Slime and Midnight Dust

The Midnight Dust, the magical powder the kids throw on the fire prior to telling scary story, must be more complex.

Perhaps the most famous substances for a generation of kids are the Nickelodeon Green Slime and the Midnight Dust from Are You Afraid of the Dark. Though the Nickelodeon slime recipe changed quite a bit over the years, one of the most common versions of it, according to the

host of Double Dare Marc Summers, is a mixture of vanilla pudding, apple sauce, green food coloring, and a little oatmeal.

After all, it makes the fire burst up like it is an accelerant of some sort. Well, it isn't. It is actually just coffee whitener powder and glitter. Though the stuff does burn a little, it is behind-the-scenes TV magic that makes the fire flare up as it did.

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