Christmas Crackers incorporates a silver strip that features a compound called silver fulminate.
Christmas crackers are a popular tradition at the Christmas dinner table. In 1847 a baker Tom Smith invented the crackers. He had discovered these on his trip to Paris. Thereafter he innovated and created the Christmas crackers.
Christmas crackers owe their crack to a compound called silver fulminate. This compound has the molecular formula AgCNO, and can be prepared relatively simply by reacting concentrated nitric acid with silver and ethanol.