What happens when you pour molten metal in a lava lamp?

Ever wondered what happens when you pour molten aluminum into a lava lamp? No? Well, you’re wondering now. 

The genre of YouTube “science” videos ranges from legitimately educational content to people doing the Diet Coke and Mentos thing and describing it as an “experiment.” This video from the Backyard Scientist falls into the latter category, but it’s still pretty awesome.

OK, so that was a total bust. But there is one upside to performing this experiment: You will no longer have to explain why you still own a lava lamp.

H/T geekologie, Screengrab via thebackyardscientist/YouTube

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor