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Mixing cola and molten lead produces pure metallic beauty

Step aside, Diet Coke and Mentos. The Internet has discovered a new way to turn Coca-Cola into a reckless work of artistic expression.

What happens when you pour a can of Coke into a pan of superhot molten lead? The results will astonish you (and give you third-degree burns if you come into direct contact with it).
What happens when you pour a can of Coke into a pan of superhot molten lead? The results will astonish you (and give you third-degree burns if you come into direct contact with it). Video screenshot by Danny Gallagher/CNET

The Internet is full of experiments where some brave soul decides to pour something into something else and see what happens. At times this produces an awesome result, like when the guy dumped hot aluminum into a lava lamp. Other times the yield is dangerous, like -- well, we probably shouldn't link to anything here for legal reasons.

These experiments rarely produce something that's actually beautiful, unless you count a whiskey and Coke (which is beautiful for another reason that really doesn't apply to this story).

YouTuber Taofledermaus, however, stumbled across the beautiful results of mixing a warm can of Coca-Cola with a superhot batch of molten lead, and he posted a video of his experiment on his channel.

First, he took a heaping handful of lead pellets and melted them down in a cast-iron pan on a camping stove. Then, once it reached melting temperature, he dropped in a couple of drops of the cola just to see how the two would react. The droplets rattled around the pan like a couple of brown marbles. So he decided to just dump the whole can in and see what would result. When the mixture didn't explode in his face or give him a reason to go running to his nearest burn unit, he let it cool by turning off the stove and pouring some tap water over the hot, metal puddle.

The metal mess he pulled from the pan actually looked quite interesting. You'll have to watch the video to see it for yourself (and you should definitely not try this at home -- especially if you're made of molten lead and/or Coca-Cola).

(Via Reddit)