Adam Savage dipping his fingers into a pot of molten lead. Immediately prior to submerging his fingers in the lead, he wet them with water, which will form a thin protective layer of water vapor on contact with the lead, which was heated to 850 degrees Fahrenheit. This is known as the Leidenfrost effect.
Ladies and gents, I give you SCIENCE.
so. here’s what doesn’t make sense to me.. and while I completely accept people know more about science than me I just.. okay. so for my job I cast little metal parts with liquid metal. this is what I do. and if you get any drop of water in that pot the whole thing will basically blow. So i mean this just seems so wrong to me.