FWx Editors
June 23, 2017

There’s not a great reason for pouring molten aluminum into a bunch of melons, but, as we imagine Donald Trump says every time someone asks him why he’s running for president, some things you just do because you can. 

YouTuber The Backyard Scientist has made pouring liquid aluminum into different items his thing (someone had to take up that mantle). And his most recent experiment involves filling cantaloupes and honeydew with his metal of choice. The resulting fruit-cast sculpture actually looks pretty cool.

But we don’t really have a metal melting setup in the apartment, so we’re going to pass as far as trying it at home. We’ll stick to other alternative uses for our melons.

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