Ever Wondered What Happens When You Pour Metal Into A Melon? No? Find Out Anyway
Some scientific experiments make sense, like figuring out the fundamental physical properties of the universe or getting a machine to operate. Afterward, there”s this: the experiment where molten aluminum is poured into a watermelon.
This experiment comes to us thanks to The Backyard Scientist, who hosts science experiments that are mad for your enjoyment on YouTube. Astonishingly enough, there was a rather astonishing result, and definitely not the explosion they”d expected.
This will not bode well.
A hole is punched in a watermelon that was sacrificial.
Meanwhile, some aluminum was melted down in a foundry.
The aluminum is subsequently poured into the watermelon.
Observe the entire procedure here before we spoil it for you. We trust we don”t need to tell you not to attempt this at house.
The moment of truth.
Before hardening, forming this impressive sculpture the aluminum found its way into the seed pockets!
They made another one to see if the same thing would occur, and it did.
You can see more of The Backyard Scientist”s experiments, including some more with liquid aluminum, on his YouTube channel. You can even see what creations are on the market on their Etsy page.
And obviously, The Backyard Scientist reasons the video with some guidance that everyone, scientist or not, should heed: “Don”t blow yourselves up.”