Try some of this at home
July 4, 2013 3:21 PM   Subscribe

The King of Random shows us how to make sparklers, shaken butter (that you can turn into a candle), instant ice (tutorial), and melting metal with microwave parts. posted by nadawi (7 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
I love how cheerily this guy explains heating things up to 300ÂșC and causing them to explode.
posted by capricorn at 4:05 PM on July 4, 2013

The scariest thing about the Scariac is that it's electrolyzing hydrogen and oxygen into the electrolyte container. Some venting might have been more in order than the cute handle.
posted by localroger at 5:38 PM on July 4, 2013

On the one hand, this guy often comes up with interesting physics hacks, and this is the third time in memory that he's been on Metafilter's front page. On the other hand, his editing, obnoxious little CGI intro, and constant grating patter make it difficult to like him.

Last-second edit:
But huh, starting into the Sparklers one, he doesn't seem very annoying in it at all. Maybe I am wrong about His Royal Uncertainty.
posted by JHarris at 7:29 PM on July 4, 2013 [2 favorites]

Didn't he shake cream into butter in the first grade like the rest of us?
posted by The Underpants Monster at 7:31 PM on July 4, 2013

Looking through his YouTube list reveals instructions for making a device that turns water into an extremely volatile mixture of hydrogen and oxygen. It's long and kind of dry, but somehow inspiring. I can imagine a high school chemistry class having a lot of fun with this series.
posted by JHarris at 7:53 PM on July 4, 2013

I didn't make butter, I made ice cream.
posted by Night_owl at 8:08 PM on July 4, 2013

Didn't he shake cream into butter in the first grade like the rest of us?

I never did.
posted by empath at 8:18 PM on July 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

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