The Slow Mo Guys Pour a Liquid Mirror in Slow Motion

The intrepid duo took liquid gallium and filmed in slow motion under different circumstances.
Loukia Papadopoulos

Gallium is a chemical element with the atomic number 31.  At standard temperature, it is a soft, silvery-blue metal but get it in its liquid state and it becomes a mirror-like white silver.

"Elemental gallium is a liquid at temperatures greater than 29.76 °C (85.57 °F), above room temperature, but below the normal human body temperature of 37 °C (99 °F). Hence, the metal will melt in a person's hands," reads Wikipedia.

The Slow Mo Guys got their hands on some of this tricky element and decided to film it in slow motion being poured. They appropriately named the video "Pouring a Liquid Mirror in Slow Motion" as the element in its liquid state looks exactly like a mirror.

The Slow Mo Guys filmed the liquid gallium in three different scenarios. In the first take, they poured it over a speaker to see how it reacts to the vibrations.

The effect was something reminiscent of aliens. They then decided to pour it out from a cup into a plate. The resulting effect looked like a stream of mirror.

Finally, they poured into a drum set to see what effect it would have when pounded on. We won't tell you what amazing result this experiment led to.

You have to watch the video for that. We will tell you it is well worth your time.

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