You might be familiar with an experiment that involves heating a container with a small amount of water in it, capping it and then cooling it. The cooling causes a difference in pressure and the result is very fun to watch.

My friend Keegan decided to try this experiment with an oil drum. Here is the result:

He was pretty proud of this experiment and claimed that it was the largest type of experiment he had seen on the internet. That was until we found this one:

Not exactly the same experiment, but the result is amazing.


Anonymous said...

I object to this demonstration on moral grounds.

It's been clearly established that any demonstration of scientific principles made on the internet must involve and EXplosion, preferably one that results in obvious carnage.

This was an IMplosion, and a pretty harmless one at that. Yeah, it's cool but it's also an abomination.

Anonymous said...

Ok, here is an explosion. No carnage, but I did get to use a fire extinguisher.

Wonder Monkey said...

Toledo did the oil drum as part of a show for Extreme Science in '06 or '07 I think.