BY NATALIE KRAWCZYK
Hockey pucks are ridiculously hard. Just ask anyone who’s ever taken a hockey puck to the face. But how hard are they? Can they survive a red hot nickel ball?
The short answer is yes
The look of defeat
If you’re wondering why the hockey puck only suffered a small hole, it’s because a hockey puck is made of vulcanized rubber.
In other words rubber is combined with sulfur and heat to increase its strength and durability. Vulcanized rubber is also used to make bowling balls and mouth pieces for some wind instruments.
Hockey puck 1, red hot nickel ball 0
Screengrab via carsandwater/YouTube