- How to watch ‘Keeping Faith’ 3 Years Ago
- ‘South Park’ at the center of $500 million streaming war 3 Years Ago
- Pizza Hut and Papa John’s employees pranked into talking to each other on the phone Today 2:34 PM
- Twitter bullies brought Jordan Peterson to tears Today 2:24 PM
- 25 last-minute Halloween costumes for those with no time to shop Today 1:30 PM
- Krassensteins return to Twitter and are immediately suspended Today 1:01 PM
- Tom Brady insists he didn’t parody Robert Kraft in ‘Living with Yourself’ cameo Today 12:52 PM
- Black security guard fired for telling student not to call him the N-word Today 12:38 PM
- How Watchmen’s Bass Reeves cameo ties into the original comic Today 12:34 PM
- Todrick Hall’s former assistant blasts him for abuse, non-payment, dissing Taylor Swift Today 12:32 PM
- Maggie Rogers calls out catcaller at Austin concert Today 12:12 PM
- Netflix’s ‘Unnatural Selection’ breaks down the pros and cons of biohacking Today 11:52 AM
- Did Trump flip off astronauts from the all-women spacewalk? Today 11:45 AM
- Report: Mark Zuckerberg advised Pete Buttigieg on campaign hires Today 10:29 AM
- ‘New Girl’ star Lamorne Morris handcuffed by white cop for recording his friend’s arrest Today 10:25 AM
The How Ridiculous YouTube channel guys are back with a followup to their “indestructible watermelon” episode.
Using the same protective spray that kept a watermelon (sort of) intact, the show’s hosts coated a light bulb and egg to see if the items would survive a fall from 45 meters (about 150 feet). They also dropped a bowling ball covered in the stuff onto an ax from the same distance to see if the ax could cut through the coating.
The Line-x coating is a brand of protective sealant coatings that are commonly used in truck beds. It’s made of polyurethane and other chemicals that adhere to surfaces on at a molecular level, according to the company’s website. It basically makes a shell around the object. But as the video shows, it might not protect the contents of that shell from shattering within it.
It’s unclear if How Ridiculous will make more videos, but hopefully they’ll try some of the suggestions in the comments on the video, like a Lego creation.
Cynthia McKelvey covered the health and science for the Daily Dot until 2017. She earned a graduate degree in science communication from the University of California Santa Cruz in 2014. Her work has appeared in Gizmodo, Scientific American Mind, and Mic.com.