By Olivia B. Waxman
April 20, 2015

Here’s one thing that can break a jawbreaker faster than you will ever be able to: a really hot nickel ball. Watch in awe — or horror — as green slime pours out of the rainbow-speckled orb and then browns.

This video is almost terrifying enough to make you never want to eat sweets again. Almost.

The aspiring mad scientists behind the YouTube channel “carsandwater” have also tried this trick with a block of ice (nearly 7 million views), watermelon (2.8 million) and ballistic gelatin (1.8 million).

 

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