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What Happens When A White Hot Tungsten Cube Is Placed Over Watermelon And Steak [WATCH]

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.

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This Heineken Bottle Concept Brings You Beer in a Box

It’s been a good week for booze-twisted childhood memories. We’ve seen alcoholic capri sun packs and adult strawberry milk and to round it all out, now we have this kind of brilliant concept from French design group Petit Romain. After completely blowing Sacagawina out of the water, I am now pleased to present: the Heineken Cube.

Reminiscent of lunch line milk cartons, these economical little beauties are designed to cut down on the wasted space lost between the necks of beer bottles and maximize storage. Just imagine how many of these single-serve squares you could fit in the very same space you used to fill up with just one long necked behemoth. Plus, excluding the old Heineken bricks from the 1960s, beer in a box is novel now, and novelty is always cool.

[Via Food Republic]

So on a scale from now to five minutes ago, when should Heineken make this beer cube concept a reality?