April 29, 2015 1:09 PM EDT

You’ve probably never wondered what it’s like to pour liquid metal into a piece of fruit, but why not find out?

The YouTuber known as The Backyard Scientist, who performs strange and potentially dangerous experiments in the name of science, decided to pour molten aluminum directly into a hollowed-out watermelon. Just to see what happened.

Turns out the results were much cooler than he expected. He thought the watermelon would just explode — which would be cool too, because explosions — but the aluminum ended up creating a cast of the inside of the watermelon.

Even though this experiment produced some interesting science-art, we really don’t recommend trying this on your own.

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