Humanity’s connection to fire dates back to when our earliest ancestors realized it could be used for warmth and survival. Why do you think staring into a campfire is so mesmerizing? It probably also explains why watching toothbrushes slowly melt and shrivel away is so utterly fascinating. That, or deep down you’re…
A stunning structure built 150 miles inside the Arctic Circle will serve as a crucial research center for glaciologists. But perhaps more importantly, it will be a place where humans can travel to see the real-time impact of climate change.
I laughed. Pretty hard, actually. Right when the fluffy cloud that is cotton candy started oozing sweet sugary alien blood, I laughed hard. It’s so ridiculous and it disappears so quickly and breaks down in such a balletic way that I can’t even think about turning my head away. In fact, I don’t want to even blink. My…
Wow. Peeling back the layers of a jawbreaker is so glorious, especially when it’s done with a blow torch. Each color bubbles up and melts away revealing a different color underneath until it’s all gone. This is probably how the Earth gets destroyed in nightmares.
Electricity is powerful and astonishingly noisy. But why does electricity make this steel drill bit go up in flames?
Here’s a 500 watt halogen light bulb vaporizing a ping pong ball. The wimpy plastic ball starts melting and then completely vanishes in seconds, leaving behind no evidence that it ever existed in the first place. It’s like the coolest way to dispose of anything. You can see it in slow motion at the end of the video as…
This cute little styrofoam cup is meeting its gruesome end with a brave face.
Global warming is melting the world. Here are photos collected from the USGS that shows how Glacier National Parks—once home to 150 glaciers in Montana and now down to only 25—has changed over the years. Ice basically disappears in these before and after photos. In fact, you can see serious change from just two years…
Iceland is rising at the rate of as much as 1.4 inches per year. That's right — the land itself is moving upward.
The only thing bad about eating ice cream during the summer is how fast the frozen deliciousness melts. After two minutes, it's dripping onto your elbows and your forearm is sticky for the rest of the day. No one likes melted ice cream. That's why it's so bizarre that watching ice cream melt in this time lapse by …
Rather than feeling embarrassed, the architect of the "Walkie Talkie" skyscraper at 20 Fenchurch street, London, seems completely flippant and amused by his car- and human-melting building. Check out this quote from an interview with The Guardian:
We're at last getting into spring, which means that whatever abominable prints that yetis have left in the snow this year will be melting away into nothing. Possibly, though, they'll be melting into existence before they return to nonexistence. Here's how a little melt can make a yeti track that could fool anyone.
This is getting too easy. Do you like tasty food? Butter? Candy? Yes? Yes, of course. Do you like spastic, flashing GIFs? If not, leave and don't come back. What about microwave radiation? Yes, God yes. Combine them, internet. Behold:
I remember the first time my laptop overheated on me, and how thankful I was for not wearing synthetic trousers that day. Lifehacker has done a brilliant job explaining how to prevent your computer from overheating; check it out. [Lifehacker]
Remember those free routers by Fonero? These routers, 10,000 of which were sent out for free recently, are overheating and some actually melting. This video is of a particularly monotone man and his melting Fon experience.
Remember the MagSafe connector on the MacBookPro catching on fire? Some people thought it could have been a result of the guy's cats either clawing or peeing on the connector. Well, it may not have been an isolated incident.