Cool Things Happen When You Pour Coke Into Molten Lead
Jun 13, 2015
Like any good scientist, he had an expectation of what would happen when mixing his ingredients. He thought that the Coke would boil off, leaving a thick syrup that would then auto-ignite. While it's never fun to be wrong, the result was much better than he anticipated.
He says the first thing to remember is that molten lead is extremely dangerous. Pouring any liquid over it can create a steam explosion and resulting hot lead shower. By keeping the lead shallow, he was able to mitigate this danger, but he still wouldn't suggest anyone try this out.
This video definitely earned a "do not try this at home" label. The YouTube user behind it, TAOFLEDERMAUS, has attracted nearly 200 million views with all kinds of out-of-the-box experiments.