Experiment 04: The Self-Crushing Can

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Experiment 04: The Self-Crushing Can
In this experiment, you take a 1-gallon metal can and cause it to implode dramatically. All you need to do is heat up some water in the can, seal it up, and then cool everything down. That is enough to make the can crumple and collapse, seemingly all by itself.

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If you want to just see the can imploding skip to
3:15. The slow-mo is also really really cool.

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