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Here's what happens when you put a can of Coke in liquid nitrogen

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How do you like to drink the world’s most popular carbonated, caramelised soda with vegetable extracts better known as Coca Cola?

If you've any sense, at a slightly warmer temperature than that in the video below, which sees one mad scientist and his team dunk a 300ml can of Coca Cola into liquid nitrogen, with spectacular results - all captured on camera by Periodic Videos. And we know he's a mad scientist because a) he has a white frizzy perm, and b) he's never drank a can of Coke in his life, but we digress...

Once the 196-C chemicals start to freeze the can, the metal is eventually split in two and emits freezing cold liquid all over itself. As the soda discharge flies out, it clouds up - yes, a bit like that time you put too much ice cream in your Coke float, only much harder, creating a flurry of waves and fluff that chief boffin Sir Martyn describes as “artwork”.

Then his team proceed to do what any right-minded men of science would do and bash it with a hammer in slow motion. Now that is a money shot and a half. And for the basis of impartiality they also mention carrying out the same test with Pepsi. 

Don’t try this at home. Not out of safety, mind, it’s just a tragic waste of sweet, sweet Coca Cola.

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