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We have already seen the momentous meeting of lava and ice. What happens when it's a ball of nickel at a glowing red heat?

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We have already seen the momentous meeting of lava and ice. What happens when it's a ball of nickel at a glowing red heat?

When molten lava was poured onto a trough of ice in the middle of a Syracuse, New York, winter, it didn't really do as well as we thought it would. Well, yeah, the ice melted a bit, but it didn't take very long for the basaltic lava to slow and cool.

But say you've got a ball of nickel, around 3-4 centimetres in diameter, a blowtorch and a big block of ice; which will be victorious then? And could you resist?

YouTube experimenter Carsandwater certainly could not. And we were, once again, fascinated by the results. So far, we have to say, we think ice has won both rounds — even if it looked like it took a bit more of a beating this time around.

You can check out the rest of Carsandwater's YouTube channel here.

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