There’s always a childlike fascination we have when it comes to foods being exposed to fiery substances.
In Beyond the Press’ newest video, they take a look at what would happen to two different types of foods when a white-hot tungsten cube is dropped on top of them. Because the melting point of tungsten is roughly 6,192 degrees F, it’s able to absorb an insane amount of heat while keeping it’s form.
The heated cube is first dropped on a piece of pork steak which instantly chars the cut of meat in seconds.
For dessert, the cube is then reheated and placed on top of a watermelon. Here’s where it gets fascinating. The watermelon’s rind pretty much withstands the majority of the heat from the cube. Beyond the Press’ crew had to break open the burnt groove created by the tungsten block, reheat it, and re-position it back on top of the watermelon. This time, it sinks right through the fruit, boiling everything inside in seconds.
A large part of the gratification we get from these videos is never having to handle the crazy temperatures ourselves, as well as the cleanup process afterwards.
Still, we can’t figure out why a watermelon can withstand such heat but always seems to break open when I fumble with my groceries. It’s mind-boggling.