Watch 3632ºF Molten Thermite Land in Water in Slow Motion

The moment where thermite hits the water looks straight out of a sci-fi movie.
Derya Ozdemir

Your eyes and brain are in for a treat today: The Slow Mo Guys' Gav demonstrates the mesmerizing moment where 3632ºF (2000°C) thermite lands in a tank of 68ºF (20°C) water, and it is just as amazing as it sounds.

Gav, who is admittedly looking more and more like a mad scientist, does the highly dangerous experiment and gives a long scientific definition of what's happening. Seeing him alone without Dan is just weird and sad, COVID-19 travel restrictions have put them apart, but as Gav has sweetly commented down below they "shall be reunited... One day."

We can't wait for them to be reunited because watching Gav handling all those dangerous stuff alone is definitely a nerve-wrecking experience.

This experiment is beautiful, mesmerizing, and kind of education; however, it goes without saying that you should never try this at home. Just enjoy the slow-motion shots, and try not to be blinded by the brightness of the thermite.

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