The YouTube’s favorite channel Hydraulic Press spend their time crushing everything from iPhone to car springs. Now the Finnish duo are up to something new and they decided to do a low-tech experiment involving about 45 pounds of red-hot steel and a frozen lake.
They heat a cylinder of steel until it’s near orange-white hot and then place it on the surface of the ice, which only looks to be about a foot (30 centimeters) thick. They also set up a camera underwater beneath the ice in hopes of capturing the moment it breaks through.
But will the heat energy stored in the metal be enough to melt its way completely through before it spends itself fighting against the intense cold of the lake? Check it out below!