Here’s what happens when you throw liquid nitrogen into your own face for no reason

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Chris Sayer

"This is not one of those experiments that I would encourage you to try at home."

No sh*t, Sherlock.

This is Grant Thompson, a YouTuber also known as 'The King Of Random'. There he is, in that video down there, stood in his garden, on quite a nice day, throwing a substance that's used to burn warts off your skin right into his eyes and face. 

Why? Oh, only to prove a point. When viewers asked him why he wasn't wearing safety googles in a previous liquid nitrogen-based experiment, he decided to show them the error of their line of questioning - by hurling a thing that freezes other things instantly all over his head.

Here in the office, we had 10-1 odds on Thompson becoming a real-life Mr Freeze from Batman after such a ludicrous stunt. Alas, we saw no such outcome. In fact, thanks to a phenomenon called the 'Leidenfrost effect', our brainiac was left with no visible injury or super powers at all. 

Cool experiment, bro. Real cool.

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Chris Sayer

Chris Sayer is a freelance journalist and editor based in London. Chris has interviewed some of the biggest names in entertainment and travelled the world doing an all manner of adventures for lots of brilliant magazines. He writes for Shortlist about booze but would probably prefer we let him write about fishing instead. Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisSayer00

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