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Red Hot Ball Of Nickel Submerged In Water

That`s pretty awesome! Can someone explain what`s happening?

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Red Hot Ball Of Nickel Submerged In Water. That`s pretty awesome! Can someone explain what`s happening?
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Dragonace
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 298 Posts
Monday, January 7, 2013 6:17:12 AM
Its called the liedenfrost effect(see video below), the noise is when the effect wore off and the nickle began to cool rapidly.

Mythbusters Liedenfrost Effect video

xbx214
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 871 Posts
Sunday, January 6, 2013 10:30:48 AM
It seems as if the nickel being so hot made a field of heat around the water and the water cooling it over time at the rate it was cooling was "pricing" layers of heat eventually hitting the surface and rapid cooling causing vapor heat to expunge profusely ending. The ping noise I cannot guess.

freddyferret
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 11734 Posts
Saturday, January 5, 2013 9:16:54 PM
demon magic!

syke22
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 1137 Posts
Saturday, January 5, 2013 6:47:40 PM
Was it making those sounds?

Pyrosisflame
Male, 18-29, Europe
 591 Posts
Saturday, January 5, 2013 1:50:14 PM
mythbusters actually did a segment about this effect and ended up dipping their hands into molten metal.

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