News: What Happens When Water Hits a Scalding Hot Pan at 3000 Frames-Per-Second?

What Happens When Water Hits a Scalding Hot Pan at 3000 Frames-Per-Second?

The Leidenfrost Effect: "a phenomenon in which a liquid, in near contact with a mass significantly hotter than the liquid's boiling point, produces an insulating vapor layer which keeps that liquid from boiling rapidly". It looks pretty spectacular captured at 3000 frames-per-second (almost as spectacular as when the same principle is applied to the human hand).

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So if a human were to be tossed into a lava pit, their skin would instantly boil and create a steam barrier for a brief moment.

Do NOT try this at home!

do not put water on a hot pan? thats kind of.......stupid.

I think he was referring to my comment, joking about boiling a man alive.

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