What Happens When You Blast a Flamethrower With a Freeze-Ray

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Using liquid nitrogen inside a thermos with a tube sticking out of it, YouTube’s TheBackyardScientist created a crude home-made freeze ray. To see what it was really capable of, and to answer a question that has been puzzling comic book fans for years, he then blasted it at a flamethrower to see which simulated superpower would win out.

If you had to choose which X-Men power you’d want in real life, it turns out Iceman’s freezing abilities wouldn’t be a bad choice because in this experiment the home-made freeze-ray eventually extinguished the flamethrower—but we’d still take Wolverine’s retractable claws. [YouTube]