Man Soaked In Water Slides Through A Huge Fire And Escapes Unharmed

Crazy stunt man soaked in water slides through a huge fire and escapes unharmed

Video: The folks at NRK Viten are up to their usual nutty antics in their latest experiment. The concept behind this video is that it takes a lot of heat to evaporate water so if a person soaked himself in water and then slid down through an extremely huge fire, the water would provide a sort of protective layer that would prevent said person from turning into human barbecue. Physicist Andreas Wahl tests out this idea... on himself. The things you do for science.


    isnt this the leidenfrost effect applied to human skin?

      Not really. More akin to sticking your finger in a drink and then over a candle flame.

    Now lets see that again...this time, soaked in petrol!

    Not really proven without a control to show that the same wouldn't have happened if not soaked in water. Don't think there were many people to volunteered tho.

    Now see what happens if you use a wet oven-mit. Instant scalding steam and no insulation.

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