Throwing Bullets Into Molten Aluminum Is an Explosively Bad Idea

Please don’t ever do this at home. Or do this anywhere, really. Mixing bullets with molten aluminum creates a helluva explosion—but it sprays the hot liquid metal everywhere, and that’s just a terrible idea. Plus, it’s guaranteed to end in fire and blood. Instead, watch the Backyard Scientist do it.

In the video below, he tosses 15 bullets at a bowl of molten aluminum and luckily, only three make it in, because the resulting explosion is so huge that I can’t even imagine the bomb that would have happened if all 15 made it in.

One cool sequence in the video is that you can see an individual bullet make contact with the molten aluminum and then immediately jump right out of the bowl and then explode into pieces. Crazy.


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This moron is a darwin award in the making. What’s with this trend of putting molten this or that in contact with other shit ? It’s like playing with one’s poo when you’re about two years old. I warned him on his channel that the fumes from molten aluminium cause brain cancer; my uncle owned a smelting operation recycling aircraft parts and sure enough, he contracted a brain tumour from all these days in the foundry.