Super-Cooled Nickel Ball Is Even Better Than Red Hot Nickel Ball

The red-hot nickel ball is our all-time favorite destroyer of basically anything on the planet, transforming everything from Velveeta to Peeps into sticky, bubbling cauldrons of processed-chemical goo. Now the ball is rolling in the other direction with a liquid nitrogen-cooled nickel ball that's up to all sorts of… » 11/13/14 2:08pm 11/13/14 2:08pm

Burning artificial sweeteners releases some bizarre shooting webs

Our favorite destroyer of objects, the red hot nickel ball, is back. This time it's torching artificial sweeteners like Splenda, Sweet N' Low and Truvia. Splenda and Sweet N' Low put up honorable fights but essentially caramelizes. Truvia, however, starts shooting out these weird spider web looking things when burned. » 10/10/14 12:29am 10/10/14 12:29am

What Happens When You Drop a Red Hot Nickel Ball Onto Aerogel

Red hot nickel ball of fire meet your toughest opponent yet: aerogel. In fact, aerogel is such an amazing material and excellent insulator that the eternal flame of the nickel ball does absolutely nothing to it. Like, seriously. It affects the aerogel as much as the normal air around it (or in it too?). But hey. We're… » 10/18/13 1:00am 10/18/13 1:00am