Ever Wondered What Happens When You Pour Metal Into A Melon? No? Find Out Anyway
Some scientific experiments make sense, like getting a machine to work or figuring out the basic physical properties of the universe. Then, there”s this: the experiment where molten aluminum is poured into a watermelon.
This experiment comes to us thanks to The Backyard Scientist, who hosts crazy science experiments for your enjoyment on YouTube. Surprisingly enough, there was a pretty amazing result, and certainly not the explosion they”d expected.
This does not bode well.
First, a hole is punched in a sacrificial watermelon.
In the meantime, some aluminum was melted down in a foundry.
The aluminum is then poured into the watermelon.
Before we spoil it for you, watch the whole process here. We hope we don”t need to tell you not to try this at home.
The moment of truth.
The aluminum found its way into the seed pockets before hardening, forming this amazing sculpture!
They made a second one to see if the same thing would happen, and it did.
You can see more of The Backyard Scientist”s experiments, including some more with liquid aluminum, on his YouTube channel. You can also see what creations are for sale on their Etsy page.
And of course, The Backyard Scientist concludes the video with some advice that everyone, scientist or not, should heed: “Don”t blow yourselves up.”