Mythbusters Dip Hand In Molten Lead Without Being Burned
There is a myth going around that you can stick your hand into molten lead and not get hurt. True or false? The Mythbusters find out first hand. Literally!
First they try it out on some sausages.
Then follows the "hands on" test.
How it works: Steam forms a protective layer around the hand that keeps it from being burned.
The Leidenfrost Effect was discovered by German scientist Johann Leidenfrost.
He explained this phenomenon in 1756 in his book "A Tract About Some Qualities Of Common Water."
From Season 7 Episode 23 "Mini Myth Mayhem" on the Discovery Channel.
PLEASE DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!
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