Molten Salt In Water Goes Kaboom, Like We Hoped It Would

"On the third try ... BAM!"

09/03/2016 8:04 AM AEDT | Updated 09/03/2016 9:49 AM AEDT

Molten salt -- which is salt in a liquid state after being heated to more than 1,474 degrees Fahrenheit -- can conduct electricity and be used as a solvent, according to But the video above isn't about any practical application. It's about blowing stuff up.

In the video, which was posted to YouTube on Monday, the Backyard Scientist gives us a big bang in slow-mo by pouring the fired-up molten salt into an aquarium full of water.

"First two times nothing happened, just a little splattering," Backyard Scientist wrote in the video's description. "On the third try... BAM!"

We just love BAM!, don't you? 

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