When I was a kid, I loved to do science experiments in the kitchen sink. Of course, back then, the most I was really allowed to do was mix different kinds of dish soap together.

But as this amateur scientist demonstrated, one of the best parts about being a grown-up is that you can do whatever mind-boggling and potentially dangerous experiments you can dream of.

For example, you can pour some molten aluminum into a fish tank full of water beads… and watch what happens!

Hang on to your helmets! We’re about to do some serious science!

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First, he took a whole bunch of highly absorbent polymer water beads, which soak up 200 times their weight in water and expand into perfectly clear little globules.

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After they’ve soaked for a few hours and absorbed all the water, he added them to a large fish tank.

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Finally, molten aluminum is prepared in a homemade forge.

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Then it was time for to pour!

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As cool that was, it’s not half as amazing as what he then pulled out of the tank!

That might be just a little bit too dangerous to try at home, but just watching it is pretty amazing.

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