Oh, You Know, Just A Guy Waving His Hand Through A Stream Of Molten Metal

January 24, 2018

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This is a video from Armenia of a metal smelter repeatedly waving his hand through a waterfall of molten metal. I'm sure there's a perfectly good scientific explanation (the Leidenfrost effect?) why he doesn't have a skeletal hand right now, but I still wouldn't have done that. When reached for comment about the feat, the man informed me when your balls were forged in the heart of a dying star, a little molten metal on your hand ain't shit. Do lava next!

Keep going for the video. First minute is worthwhile buildup.

Thanks to me, for not being convinced this guy isn't at least part demon.

  • You ever high five THE DEVIL, maaaan?

  • Draco Basileus

    Metal AF

  • Jenness

    You know, this is amazing but we live in a world of tide pod eaters now so I expect our healthcare systems will now see a ton of hand/armless moron jackasses in the near future.

  • Irina Abramovich

    EWWWWW about your post -- one armed deformed swamp things exist in Jenness' universe -- I thought the holocaust picked them all up a long time ago. I wonder if he is worried about having one hand only to masturbate with in his future?!!=)

    <3 Thomas

    Hubree, you're the most perfect kisser in the WORLD, tiny, kitten!!!=)=)=)
    Irina, let's go shopping at American Apparel soon!!!=) I love slutty, athletic attire more than I love my penis! HAHA, jk!=)

  • blake ali

    For a woman, you sure do know how to ask the right questions -- like, is it like wearing a diaphragm during lesbian intercourse that keeps the babies away? See you next time!=)<3 ThomasHubree, you're a true friend who knows ALL THE SECRETS ABOUT EXISTENCE AND GOD!!!=)=)=)Irina, I had so much fun throwing up Chinese food with you life couldn't get any better!=)

  • Ridiculous level: Russian

  • GeneralDisorder

    Armenian. I'm sure the guy's thinking "eh, losing my hand is better than genocide by the Turks"

    Are genocide jokes acceptable?

  • Nicholas Conrad

    Is no one going to ask why they're pouring molten metal out of a building and into a hole in the ground? Are they trying to forge orcs down there?

  • Bling Nye

    Of course they are, that's why no one asked.

    https://media.giphy.com/med...

  • FearlessFarris

    Okay, someone's going to need to explain that one to me.

    Is it a "walking on hot coals" thing, where the thin layer of moisture on his hands forms a temporary barrier against the extreme heat?

  • Irina Abramovich

    For a woman, you sure do know how to ask the right questions -- like, is it like wearing a diaphragm during lesbian intercourse that keeps the babies away? See you next time!=)

    <3 Thomas

    Hubree, you're a true friend who knows ALL THE SECRETS ABOUT EXISTENCE AND GOD!!!=)=)=)
    Irina, I had so much fun throwing up Chinese food with you life couldn't get any better!=)

  • Bling Nye

    Vodka.

    But seriously... you got it.

    "For an (extremely) short amount of time, the moisture on his skin boils instantly, forming a protective layer on his skin and stopping him from touching the liquid metal directly. This allows him to swipe his hand through it without being burned. If he did so for even a fraction of a second longer, however, it is likely he would get burned badly. So don't try this at home.

    The same effect can be seen with liquid nitrogen. As liquid nitrogen boils at -196°C (-321°F), it instantly vaporizes when it meets a warm surface (e.g. a floor or a human hand). This creates a layer of gas between itself and the surface. As a result, there are a lot of cool videos on YouTube of people pouring liquid nitrogen onto their hands, and, horribly, a few videos where people put their hands into nitrogen for too long and it all went badly wrong." - http://www.iflscience.com/p...

  • I held a piece of dry ice between my elbow and ribs/stomach for about a minute one time on a bet. When I removed the ice the skin didn't move... there was a big indent that didn't smooth out for a few hours. That was probably 15 years ago but the skin is all still flat white and dead on my arm. I could put out a cigarette on it without feeling a thing.

    The moral of the story is... do that on your whole body and you become a like a super hero! (in the same way someone on youtube is a celebrity... but still)

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