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Self-Pouring Liquid Behaves Like It's From Another Universe

Growing up on Earth you learn from a very young age that liquids will remain in a cup as long as it stays upright. But Steve Mould has discovered a liquid that laughs at gravity and other forces that govern our universe: polyethylene oxide. It’s a polymer made from long chains of molecules that allow it to pour itself…

A Few Scraps of Paper Can Turn Dirt Into a Super Strong Building Material

As far as building materials go, they don’t come much cheaper than dirt, which is literally everywhere and mostly free. But, as anyone who has ever made a sand castle knows, soil isn’t terribly strong and has a habit of forming a shallow pile rather than more structurally-beneficial shapes. We’re going to let you in…

A Jagerbomb That Explodes When You Drop in the Shot Is a Much More Awesome Drink

Jagerbombs are awful and gross and taste like medicine and don’t really deserve to exist after you grow up. Explosions are awesome and cool and need to happen more in your life as you get old (the highly controlled, non-violent, and fun sort of explosions, of course). So the logical thing to do is to turn Jagerbombs…

Chopping Open a Giant Rubber Band Ball Basically Reveals a Hidden Monster Inside

A giant rubber band ball? So much fun. Just slice the thing open and you’ll see it quickly grow and explode up and basically find the monster that wants to unleash itself from its rubber ball prison. Once its cut open, the sound is also interesting to listen to. You can hear the slow movement that the bands are making…

Almost Getting Smashed By a Swinging Wrecking Ball to Prove a Law of Physics Is Crazy

Our favorite physicist Andrea Wahl is back with his wild experiments where he blends real life physics with Jackass-style self torture. This time he uses a swinging wrecking ball to prove how conservation of energy can neither be created or destroyed, it transforms into other forms. Basically, as dangerous as being in…

Video Shows How a Bullet Fired Underwater Doesn't Shoot That Far

No one should ever have to face the other end of a gun barrel but if you manage to find yourself in such a situation, let’s all hope that it’s underwater. Here’s our favorite physicist Andreas Wahl proving how the velocity of a bullet slows down like crazy when it’s fired underwater with a lovely visual experiment.…

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Pouring molten aluminum into different melons casts a bad ass hand grenade

When you mix molten aluminum with a watermelon, you get something truly awesome. So what about other melons? Here the Backyard Scientist tries pouring molten aluminum into honey dew and cantaloupes to see what happens. Cantaloupes don’t really offer much but honey dews capture the liquid metal and turn it into a hand…