Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Moving pictures of Thermite

Finally, here it is: Thermite.

At about 2:00 I almost die. Well, OK, not really, but I did almost get a lot of liquid iron on my legs.

We tried to melt a tower of Al cans below the reaction, but it just got knocked over. I will need to support it next time.

6 comments:

Ψ*Ψ said...

coooooool. haven't seen thermite in a long time :)
are you originally from MN?

Chemgeek said...

yup

Ψ*Ψ said...

you sound it :)

Chemgeek said...

I've been accused of that before. There are some who believe Minnesota is the southern-most province of Canada.

Amanda said...

A) Technically you are originally from the best state in the world, WI.

B) It is funny, bc although I still sport a rather strong MN accent myself, not being around it makes me notice it instantly when I hear it. And you definitely have one.

C) The thermite thing is pretty cool, I don't really know what is going on, but it sure is pretty!

the indefatigable mjenks said...

You're right...science yields AWESOME!!!

I could play this over and over and over again. In fact, if I didn't have to get up tomorrow and do some corporate stuff, I'd sit here playing it all night.