A Red Hot Nickel Ball Proves Gak Is Basically Invincible

Remember Gak? The impossibly amazing substance invented by Nickelodeon's mad scientists in the 1990s is still on the market, and it's still incredible. And, as this new video of a red hot nickel ball waging war against the toy seems to illustrate, it looks like Gak is actually invincible. » 3/13/15 10:35am 3/13/15 10:35am

The Fastest Way to Solve a Rubik's Cube Is To Set It On Fire

There's a reason the internet becomes one, big, flaming yule log on Christmas Eve; there's something indescribably soothing in that cleansing, all-consuming blaze. And this flaming Rubik's cube is just like that yule log. If the yule log had spent five years pissing you off. » 2/14/15 4:00pm 2/14/15 4:00pm

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

Red Hot Nickel Ball vs. Peeps: Fiery Death Has Never Been So Adorable

For whatever reason, Easter has become that special time of year when people everywhere gather round to destroy tiny, marshmallow birds in the most demented ways they know how. And so far, it looks like Red Hot Nickel Ball has this year on lockdown. » 4/17/14 12:40pm 4/17/14 12:40pm

Red Hot Nickel Ball vs. Brick of Butter: Cholesterol Choo-Choo

Red Hot Nickel Ball has taken on a lot of food challengers. And yeah, you sort of know implicitly that a ball of scorching metal is gonna decimate a brick of innocent butter. But I bet you a bucket of popcorn you'll still watch. » 4/12/14 5:00pm 4/12/14 5:00pm

Red Hot Nickel Ball vs. Column of Velveeta: A Queso Volcano

Everyone's favorite fatally hot nickel ball is back to start the new year off right by finally taking on one of its most requested victims: a good, old-fashioned block of Velveeta cheese, just like mom used to unwrap. Who's ready for queso? » 1/02/14 12:20pm 1/02/14 12:20pm

Red Hot Nickel Ball vs. Paper: 1, 2, 3, Burn

Everyone's favorite Red Hot Nickel Ball has taken on a rogue's gallery of adversaries in its day, with varying levels of success. Now the spherical metal "rock" is taking on its greatest challenger ever: paper. » 12/12/13 12:00pm 12/12/13 12:00pm

What Happens When You Drop a Red Hot Nickel Ball in E-Cig Liquid

E-cigs are all the rage with the coolest cyborg-wannabes, but even though there's no real fire involved, the syrup inside those glowing nic-stix is still plenty flammable. And who better to show you than everyone's favorite Red Hot Nickel Ball. » 11/21/13 11:20am 11/21/13 11:20am

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.… » 10/18/13 1:00am 10/18/13 1:00am

What Happens When You Drop a Red Hot Nickel Ball in a Bowl of Pop Rocks

The allure of Pop Rocks is undeniable. Sure, the whole "fireworks in your mouth" thing is a gimmick, but it's an awesome one. You know what else is an awesome gimmick? Everybody's favorite Red Hot Nickel Ball. » 10/11/13 11:00pm 10/11/13 11:00pm

Watch a Red Hot Nickel Ball Light Up a Bowl of Black Snake Fireworks

It is a truth universally acknowledged that black snakes are among the lamest of fireworks, second only to snappers. But when you get everyone's favorite red hot nickel ball involved, things get a lot more fun. » 9/19/13 5:40pm 9/19/13 5:40pm

Watch a Red Hot Nickel Ball Destroy a Box of Crayons

Watching the Red Hot Nickel Ball destroy various materials just never gets old. So here's a Red Hot Ball of Nickel turning a box of crayons into a rainbow of destruction. » 8/29/13 9:21am 8/29/13 9:21am

What Happens When You Drop a Red Hot Ball of Nickel Into Peanut Butter

Everyone's favorite Red Hot Nickel Ball has been on an absurd amount of adventures between boiling a jar of honey and completely demolishing the world's largest gummy bear. Naturally, the next stop on its quest to be submerged in everything known to man is peanut butter. Why not, right? » 8/16/13 9:18am 8/16/13 9:18am