Pouring Coke on molten lead has dazzling results

Hot, dangerous, and pretty spectacular.


Gabe Bergado

Internet Culture

Published Jun 11, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 3:01 pm CDT

Ready to be the coolest kid at the school science fair? Just bring some molten lead and a can of Coke. Voilà!

YouTube has video after video of people doing outrageous science experiments; in the latest, we see what happens when you pour some bubbly Coca-Cola into a pan of molten lead. 

YouTube user TAOFLEDERMAUS hypothesized that the soda would boil off and the syrup left behind would auto-ignite. But the results turned out to be something a little more eye-catching.

Check it out for yourself:

Who says art and science don’t mix? 


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*First Published: Jun 11, 2015, 11:34 am CDT