All the cool kids know that playing with fire is totally awesome, but there’s only so much you can accomplish with the tools available to your everyday pyromaniac. Scientists can have a bit more fun, and this slow-motion video of liquid oxygen tossing around a chunk of flaming charcoal is a great chance to live vicariously.
Liquid oxygen is cool in its own right, literally boiling in the air as you go to pour it out of whatever vessel you’ve got it in. But liquid oxygen is also highly flammable, which is why the guys from periodicvideos saw fit to drop some hot charcoal into the mix. The results are fantastic. Well worth the risk of getting burned, right?