Man Puts His Hand In Molten Metal (And Lives To Tell About It)

Submitted by: normalfreak2 3 weeks ago in Weird


And here's how he did it...

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Male 236
1. The trick is to learn how to hold back the hellish screams of agony for about 10 seconds.  
2. That lady with the nice hands doing the nitrogen thingy sure has a deep throaty voice.
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Male 382
Meh, it's like when I wipe my ass the day after eating Indian food.
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Male 8,381
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Male 40,961
In Russia, this is how they warm their hands.
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Female 4,696
mad
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Male 42,058
Similar to walking on coals I imagine? Anyhow, he must be really bored or really drunk :p Or Russian :-D
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Male 698
5cats Walking on coals works because wood conducts heat very poorly, so for the short period of time your feet are in contact, not much heat gets transmitted.  (Just don't clench your toes or you might hold a coal for long enough to burn yourself.)  Metal conduct heat rapidly, so this would be completely different.
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Male 42,058
muert Oh I thought it also had something to do with water on the surface of your skin... 
You think he has some sort of barrier then? Powder or something? IDK.
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Male 641
5cats Sure thing, you can quickly dip your hand in molten lead if it's wet, same with hot oil, some street food vendors make a show of using no implements when deep frying food using the same method. I guess the same thing is at work here.
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Male 1,107
Hmm.  He must have either water or some other clear liquid on his hand to get that barrier effect.  Otherwise, he's just boiling off his skin

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Male 7,086
punko my understanding of molten is it is still a solid.. a runny solid.. it doesn't stick to your hand like water, however if he had cupped his hands it would no doubt be a different story.

Still this guy is pretty risky, i wouldn't have tried this without some serious planing, but he works there so maybe he's done it his whole life
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Male 1,107
monkwarrior It doesn't need to stick.  If molten metal contacts your skin, your skin will stick to it.  When he shows his hand at the end, you can see grey dust/coating on his fingers.  Makes me think his glove was either wet inside or he had another sacrificial coating to separate his hand from the molten metal.

Oh, and molten metal is liquid - it deforms to the shape of its container.
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Male 698
monkwarrior Your video is not disagreeing with punko .  Adam and Jamie are demonstrating the second video above, and not coming into direct contact with the molten metal, because the water they dunk their hands into is vaporizing and pushing the metal away.

I am not sure if your are disagreeing with his second paragraph, but molten metal is by definition liquid.  

You are correct about cupping of the hand being a bad idea though.  That is why Jamie was trimming is fingernails, to make sure that no lead would be captured between them and his skin, which could burn him.
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Male 1,432
muert It's bizarre to call molten metal a runny solid.  It would be like calling water runny ice.  
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