The Coldest Ball

  • Published on May 27, 2021
  • I put a ball at -320F (-196C) in water
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  • Action Lab Shorts
    Action Lab Shorts  Year ago +10294

    When I said that cooling the water down holds less air, what I mean is that when you freeze it it holds less air. If you don’t freeze it it can actually hold more air than hot water.

    • Dimas Putra
      Dimas Putra 3 days ago

      Does that means it's better to make ice with hot water so we get less air trapped inside the ice?

    • Brobastic Broham
      Brobastic Broham 21 day ago

      Want to try something fun with nickel steel? Heat it to right before melting point then drop it in liquid nitrogen the finished product will be hard as normal but bounce like a rubber ball.

    • FusionDragon
      FusionDragon Month ago

      You should work with carsandwater, he does red hot ball videos.

    • steveissexy 1967.
      steveissexy 1967. 3 months ago

      Hey I never posted that last one what do we do the iPhones just post on their own or something I wasn’t even finished

    • steveissexy 1967.
      steveissexy 1967. 3 months ago

      OK the coldest place in the universe is the boomerang nebula other is .In the boomerang there’s like a almost like a small area

  • Just Some Guy without a Mustache

    Anyone else wish regular ice cubes worked this fast?

  • Mars2Mars
    Mars2Mars 10 months ago +1333

    The kids outside: "snowball fight!"
    This guy in his basement: "its on."

    • fs1
      fs1 9 days ago +1

      @Israel Country Cube prank em john

    • Crimson City
      Crimson City 23 days ago

      I know know everything.

    • Sleeping Quest
      Sleeping Quest 28 days ago +5

      @Israel Country Cube time to call the FBI

    • Fiercer
      Fiercer Month ago +9

      @Israel Country Cube bro nahh wtf you doin that's jus wrong

  • JackDidAThing
    JackDidAThing 11 months ago +7900

    > coldest ball
    Clearly he hasn’t walked into a pool slowly

    KNOCKINGJACK 11 months ago +4288

    "Damn, my ice cream melting so easily~"
    *"Try this..."*

    • Connor Goudie
      Connor Goudie 2 months ago

      Did anyone else first thought was "grab it with no gloves"?

    • Meow
      Meow 5 months ago

      @Black they’re most likely not from an English speaking country.

    • Mister Maniac
      Mister Maniac 9 months ago +1

      @Sham Ram prolly rock solid too

    • Blop
      Blop 10 months ago +1

      @Niypo *no*

    • «tutacat»
      «tutacat» 10 months ago +1

      Its dangerous to eat liquid nitrogen or other stuff thats below 200 kelvin, and especially below 50 kelvin

  • Justyn Ly-Kowalski
    Justyn Ly-Kowalski 11 months ago +1699

    Action lab: "negative 300 degrees"
    me: Impossible

    • the real spider
      the real spider 9 days ago

      @SuperAJ *gets frozen*

    • SuperAJ
      SuperAJ 9 days ago

      @the real spider you fell for it, fool

    • SuperAJ
      SuperAJ 9 days ago

      @Try2copee nice name btw

    • the real spider
      the real spider Month ago

      @Emily An cross thunder attack!

    • Ballsack69
      Ballsack69 Month ago

      @Mr. NotsoPro tbf it's useful that someone did it for the rest of us, so tje comment helped everyone else at least

    BOOK PILE 11 months ago +246

    You’re really pissed at that kid who threw a snowball at you aren’t you?

  • cherrykak
    cherrykak 11 months ago +77

    “Gyro, what happened to your steel balls?”
    “Nothing much, just froze them in liquid nitrogen.”

  • Peshy
    Peshy 11 months ago +129

    I’m actually kinda hungry now. That ball looks like a giant gobstopper, and I’m imagining it’s flavour being somewhere between cold and really cold.

    • Alisibeth Tolliver
      Alisibeth Tolliver Month ago +2

      Jotunheim flavour.

    • FlamingFox
      FlamingFox 11 months ago +12

      Depending on the season and when it was was harvested, sometimes it has notes of Holy Fucking Shit This Is Cold, and if you're lucky, a hint of Frozen Eyeball Juice

    • Aaron Goeltl
      Aaron Goeltl 11 months ago +7

      Super minty gobstopper

    KNOCKINGJACK 11 months ago +356

    "Honey, can you get me some ice on the freezer?"
    "No, *the round one."*

    • TheSchultinator
      TheSchultinator Month ago +1

      @Nina Tran (Sn) Good bye tongue, I ain't helping you

    • Nina Tran (Sn)
      Nina Tran (Sn) 11 months ago +2

      The round one?..
      O M G
      Dis is kool
      Lick it*.

    • Emily An
      Emily An 11 months ago +4

      "This steel ball.." I thought it was going to be a jojo steel ball review from araki or smth..

    • Emily An
      Emily An 11 months ago +6

      "Damn it, Johnny have you seen my steel ball?" Johnny:

  • Tanner Nabozniak
    Tanner Nabozniak Year ago +4154

    Instead of a red hot ball, it’s an ice cold ball!

  • Xertz Water
    Xertz Water 11 months ago +6

    I just have to say, “I love your content!” Seriously though, you are just an all around awesome dude. Who’s posting some very thought provoking content. Whether short or full vids, they all provide some really good science. Many of which are so fun to watch. Who am I kidding, I haven’t seen one of your experiments that didn’t make me laugh, smile or just overall happy with curiosity.

  • D Man
    D Man 11 months ago +22

    Grandpa: "Back in my day, the mean kids would put rocks in their snowballs!"
    Me, after this video: "Well, Grandpa..."

    NOW SEE THIS! 10 months ago +1

    Love the videos, love the explanations, LOVE that you keep it simple, clean, and drama free!

  • Vexil
    Vexil 11 months ago +22

    Little Timmy: Oh look at the snowball its so round!
    "Snowball flying towards him"
    Little Timmy: 🏥🚑🤕

  • Scenic Fights
    Scenic Fights 11 months ago +2490

    Why do I want to make a Snow Cone out of this!?

    • Adz_K7
      Adz_K7 11 months ago

      @SabercatzX yh they can make fake addresses and disguise them

    • Jesus Reyes Aguilar
      Jesus Reyes Aguilar 11 months ago

      Ayyee scenic fights! Can't wait for the next breakdown!

    • Victoria Barlow
      Victoria Barlow 11 months ago


    • Letitia Williams
      Letitia Williams 11 months ago

      So this is why the trains are soòoo late in the winter! Damn you steel!!! 😆🤣😂

  • RACE
    RACE 2 months ago +1

    The coolest thing about this guy is that he sees science where no one else in the world does 🤓

  • SavvyNotFound
    SavvyNotFound 8 months ago

    Quick questions: Does it melt? And if it does, where do you store it to keep it cool?

  • Pranjal VW
    Pranjal VW Day ago +1

    He:- Its -320°
    Me:- How can he even cross Absolute zer...
    He:- Fahrenheit
    Me:- Oh, USA I forgot

  • Joanna
    Joanna 11 months ago +7

    "Damn it, Johnny have you seen my steel ball?" Johnny:

  • Rodolfo Suarez BabyBearRudy

    I like that he’s a well rounded scientist just trying to show us cool shit for fun

    • Blessings 2You
      Blessings 2You 8 months ago +2

      @Rodolpho... YUP! He's why I'm here. Retired science teacher "of the year"... never can get enuffa' this stuff! Originally became a sci teacher cuz' back in the day we got to blow stuff up - right in the classroom! Now there are laws against endangering students! I miss the "ooooh's & aaaah's". Cyanide in cherry pits though...? Now THAT'S a NEW ONE!!

  • php
    php 11 months ago +37

    guy: puts the ball into water
    bacterias that got there by accident: ⛄

    • Emily An
      Emily An 11 months ago +2

      "This steel ball.." I thought it was going to be a jojo steel ball review from araki or smth..

  • Agulto Marx
    Agulto Marx 11 months ago +5

    "When I take it out at first, It's wet"

  • Daniel
    Daniel 9 months ago

    Based on my experience that ball must have been huge before it got that cold.

  • runpigrun
    runpigrun Year ago +4792

    I’m disappointed the whole beaker didn’t freeze 😔

    • Chill pill 201
      Chill pill 201 11 months ago

      @Ceru after I said I’m immune, was there even 1 more reply?

    • Chill pill 201
      Chill pill 201 11 months ago

      @SoundStorm7 lmao I know but I don’t care if they do I’m immune- BAHAHHAHA

    • SoundStorm7
      SoundStorm7 11 months ago

      @Chill pill 201 If you tell people you’re 11 on the internet, people aren’t going to take you seriously and are going to try to provoke you. This the internet; you should’ve seen this coming.

    • B.Kefak.ب.كيفك
      B.Kefak.ب.كيفك 11 months ago +1

      Watch what you've never seen before

  • C J
    C J 11 months ago +2

    Imagine how crisp that water would taste at 3 am

    WYSIWYG 28 days ago

    This guy never runs out of ideas. Amazing.

  • Kelly Servo
    Kelly Servo 11 months ago

    Hey Action Lab I been watching your stuff for four years now! Great content 👍.

  • Myra D
    Myra D 11 months ago

    I'm amazed by how much air/oxygen the water can hold

  • Taz's Voice Overs
    Taz's Voice Overs 11 months ago +2778

    "Where's Johnny?"
    "He's out freezing a ball with nitrogen."

  • komor3b1
    komor3b1 11 months ago

    man imagine how quick it could cool a whole pitch of something to drink on a hot summer day. That would be cool.

  • TheAdvertisement
    TheAdvertisement 11 months ago +2

    Man I just want to continuously freeze and break the ice off of that.

  • mangochad
    mangochad 11 months ago +1

    This is literally the forbidden ice cube (sphere), it could just chill your drinks in an instant lol

  • Marc Spector
    Marc Spector 20 hours ago

    Wonder if this is colder than the blue balls I get from constantly being rejected. 🧐

    TH3TI3MAN 8 months ago

    That air gap actually surprised me a little.
    The more you know.

  • A K
    A K Month ago

    I love watching this guy demonstrate the glitches of life.

  • Jack Mariner
    Jack Mariner Month ago

    So could you theoretically freeze sea water somehow in order to breath air escaping from it?

  • BigBass Wheel
    BigBass Wheel 10 months ago +19

    Gyro and Johnny would be proud

  • Jayze Poudz
    Jayze Poudz  6 months ago

    I don't know if i'm more impressed about the experiment or about how you manage to cram all that info in 37 seconds!!! O.O

  • Tyler Scott
    Tyler Scott 11 months ago

    Science at it's finest. Thanks you gentlemen for ruining my sleeping pattern with cool science tricks.

  • Daman Vashistha
    Daman Vashistha 10 months ago

    That's the coolest ball I've ever seen!

  • Какие-то pictures

    These shorts are so entertaining they always make my day better😀 💣

  • chr0min0id 04
    chr0min0id 04 Year ago +1223

    This video: “The coldest ball...”
    Me who sat on the metal slide during winter:

    • Des Madrigal
      Des Madrigal 11 months ago

      @chr0min0id 04 oh... uhh.. I hope u feel better then-

    • chr0min0id 04
      chr0min0id 04 11 months ago +2

      @Des Madrigal not in anyway, no.

    • Des Madrigal
      Des Madrigal 11 months ago

      Are you ok...

  • MKGames
    MKGames 5 months ago

    That is one of the coolest balls I have ever seen🥶

  • Sean Dunford
    Sean Dunford 11 months ago

    I love these videos. It's like a crash science course for ADHD people.

  • Five Point 5 Sicks
    Five Point 5 Sicks 11 months ago

    I could listen to this guy talk for hours. Very unique voice.

  • Jeffery Jones
    Jeffery Jones 11 months ago

    Wait so you're saying if something is really cold it will freeze water? Fascinating stuff.

  • aswler
    aswler 7 months ago +1

    great but in a scientific channel, I would appreciate hearing Celsius values, too.

  • Big McJones
    Big McJones 11 months ago

    Where do you get your supplies for these experiments? I know someone who's having a kid soon and I would love to show him interesting science experiments when he's older to spark his desire to learn more.

  • Brett Kalfas
    Brett Kalfas 9 months ago

    When it turns to ice it can no longer hold the air, water can actually hold more oxygen and other gasses when it's cold.

  • Nigtro
    Nigtro 11 months ago

    Wait, I thought temperature only goes one way. From warm to cold. Shouldn't the water loose heat instead of the ball?

  • lil longy the great
    lil longy the great Year ago +5915

    Imagine this in your whiskey

    • RevErser
      RevErser Month ago

      @sjq Usgs Christ what is it with this sjq Usgs guy

    • Kindred Toast
      Kindred Toast Month ago

      "Whisky and orange bitters please. The rock."
      Bartender: "You mean 'On the rocks?'"
      "Did I fucking stutter?"

    • Max Power
      Max Power 2 months ago

      If you dropped a -300°f ball into a glass of whiskey... it would react the same way as water.

    • Alvin1461
      Alvin1461 11 months ago

      @samuel Biye imagine self advertising

  • Quentin Waynick
    Quentin Waynick 10 months ago

    Are the bubbles a chemical reaction if the H2O separating leaving two parts hydrogen frozen while the oxygen is released because they have a slightly different freezing/melting temperature?

  • StabbyMcBlade
    StabbyMcBlade 10 months ago

    Ah I get it, so....
    cold + water = ice...well you certainly do learn something new every day

  • Fake Name
    Fake Name 11 days ago

    "...When it cools down, it can't hold as much of that air..."
    Which is why Carbonated Drink 'splode (in addition to a few other physics at play) when completely frozen and also when it doesn't explode just deforms the hell outta the can.

  • Gorillainthemist
    Gorillainthemist 6 months ago +1

    Dam! I wouldn't want to freeze my ball like that, 😁 OUCH! 🤣🤣😂

  • rowboat001
    rowboat001 11 months ago +3659

    “Damn it, Johnny have you seen my steel ball?”

    • HermitFan _
      HermitFan _ 11 months ago

      i hate these comments that goes:" is that a JoJo reference!1!1" even if its so fcking obvious

    • Cool Guy
      Cool Guy 11 months ago

      Is that a JoJo's reference?

    • Edward Newgate
      Edward Newgate 11 months ago

      Steel Ball Run!

    • ÆX
      ÆX 11 months ago


  • Adam C
    Adam C 11 months ago

    How is he able to grab those tongs w out it freezing his hand also? 🤔 I imagine it requires some sort of special gloves to handle

  • Hunter Cosgrove
    Hunter Cosgrove 10 months ago

    I want to see what happens when you get one steel bowl that has been in liquid nitrogen and another steel ball that is glowing hot I want to see what happens when they connect

  • Starfire
    Starfire 11 months ago

    The air bubbles are more likely just the nitrogen coating the ball "boiling" as it warms up

  • Maxim J
    Maxim J 10 months ago

    Oxygen and nitrogen have higher solubility in cold water, that's why bubbles form in a glass of tab water, because the water heats up to room temperature. I think that might be a flaw in your bubble explanation.

  • OfficerZwei
    OfficerZwei Year ago +1699

    “hey Jimmy, snowball fight!”
    one throw later...
    “Billy, you are being sentenced to 10 years for manslaughter.”

    • IronPheonix67
      IronPheonix67 11 months ago

      @Alex70413 ah makes sense Ight thanks for that and have a nice day

    • Alex70413
      Alex70413 11 months ago

      @IronPheonix67 no because it wasnt his fault..the jury was hung on whether he kept driving after the fact of his windshield being smashed or if the impact of the metal snowball made him veer of immediately

    • Bay Area Jokester
      Bay Area Jokester 11 months ago

      @Alex70413 condolences to that family. Sadly now in Sol Cal these broke bums are shooting metal BB pellets at car windows on the freeway and such, with a few incidents getting close to hurting young kids.

  • TheAdvertisement
    TheAdvertisement 11 months ago +1

    Man I just want to continuously freeze and break the ice off of that.

  • Pike x2
    Pike x2 11 months ago +1

    yeah but how fast can it spin, i know a guy with the crazy green steel balls

  • D
    D 6 months ago

    Woah, that’s one cold ball!

  • khyseni
    khyseni 9 months ago

    will the air it creates help it drop faster underwater than a normal ball?

  • Epixerty
    Epixerty 9 months ago +3

    "coldest ball"
    my balls after coming from Antarctica:

  • TyphoonBeam
    TyphoonBeam 11 months ago

    Imagine having snowball fights with these.

  • House of Invertebrates
    House of Invertebrates 11 months ago

    -320° f, what would that feel like on human skin I wonder?

  • Kyler Workman
    Kyler Workman Month ago

    This one was pretty damn cool 😎

  • Ckom
    Ckom 10 months ago

    This is literally the only reasonable and informative channel on Tic Tok!

  • Turd Shack
    Turd Shack 11 months ago

    Come on, you know we want to see you put this -300° Fahrenheit ball into boiling water, not regular water.

  • Emily An
    Emily An 11 months ago

    "Damn it, Johnny have you seen my steel ball?" Johnny:

  • SleazyRoseWalker
    SleazyRoseWalker 9 months ago

    So i'm assuming holding it with your hands would cause some serious damage

  • ADK Aquatics
    ADK Aquatics Year ago +848

    We were all expecting the entire beaker to instantly freeze.

    • Pravin Dahal
      Pravin Dahal Year ago

      Water is much more impressive than liquid nitrogen.

    • Roshill
      Roshill Year ago

      If it was a later piece of metal or a smaller beaker it might have.

    • Marie Remelie
      Marie Remelie Year ago

      Not me because I’m stupid

    • Veluta ✓
      Veluta ✓ Year ago +2


  • Nick Vroman
    Nick Vroman 11 months ago

    Almost as cold as my feet when I can't find the long end of the blanket

  • Ptao Tom
    Ptao Tom 11 months ago

    Now we just need to figure out how to slow down the melting process in our drinks.

  • Keigo Takami
    Keigo Takami 2 months ago +1

    Imagine playing snowball fight with this-

  • M K
    M K 12 days ago

    Maybe there wasn't an air gap and something else was happening here. It's possible that as the temperature of the ice shell continued to drop, it expanded and seperated itself from the ball.

  • MangaJosh
    MangaJosh 11 months ago

    I want to know how far the temperature dropped after putting the super ice cube in the that water?!?

  • cooki
    cooki 11 months ago

    this is the coolest ball ive ever seen!

  • Julius Browning
    Julius Browning 11 months ago

    The concept of water not being able to hold oxygen was most entertaining for me

  • Yuckay
    Yuckay 10 months ago

    Lmao imagine if you’re having a snowball fight and someone just shows up with this

  • Facelesboi
    Facelesboi 9 months ago

    Taking blue balls to a whole new level

  • Viktor M
    Viktor M 11 months ago +1

    Imagine using a -300 degree snowball in a snowballfight.

  • Dave
    Dave 11 months ago

    These could be the fanciest ice cubes ever

  • HuwDouglasEvans
    HuwDouglasEvans 11 months ago

    That must be one of the balls off the brass monkey I keep hearing about.

    YASH RAWAT Year ago +66

    For those who were expecting that beaker would freeze instantly , remember it wouldn't have happened simultaneously anyways as some partlicles are at different energy levels and still you would need latent heat of fusion to be given of which is quite a lot

    • Sarah Price
      Sarah Price 11 months ago

      @Bradley Warren Thank you!

    • Bradley Warren
      Bradley Warren 11 months ago +1

      Here we go I'm going to speak as simply as possible.
      The ice forming on the ball acts as insulation.

    • Victor H
      Victor H 11 months ago +1

      @Professional Fangster whenever a material loses or gains energy, they don't act linearly all the way.
      Let's think of liquid water going to ice (frozen water):
      First the water need to lose energy and this is rather easy, as the heat sink will gladly take the kinect energy from the molecules. If there was a thermometer measuring the temperature of the water, we'd see it drop rather fast.
      But once it gets to around 0°C, the water has to chage from liquid to solid, which will actually release heat as they are getting to make new bonds (physical rather than chemical) and now the amount of energy needed to make this change is greater than just making the particles go slower.
      Also complementing on OP's post, as the heat sink (super cooled metal ball) is getting layers and layers of ice on top of it, the heat transfer is being impacted (metals transfer energy much faster than ice).

    • Professional Fangster
      Professional Fangster 11 months ago

      What is "latent heat of fusion"?

  • Alicia Roberts
    Alicia Roberts 5 months ago

    I wish you were my science teacher!

  • bereal929sb
    bereal929sb 11 months ago

    Combined with water of equal volume how long would the ball and water remain frozen sitting at room temperature?

  • the jelly and the beans What the f

    Damn, that's a really cool ball

  • Dani
    Dani Month ago

    About those bubbles, I don't think they are coming from the water in such a big size. The ball was provably covered in a layer of liquid nitrogen

  • []soup[]
    []soup[] Year ago +1432

    Me when I enter the pool for the first time since last summer:
    *the coldest ball*

    • SilentGaming
      SilentGaming Year ago

      Yes I got the 1000th like

    • Vladimir(tm)
      Vladimir(tm) Year ago


    • Mystro
      Mystro Year ago

      Why is that so true

    • The Lenny Show
      The Lenny Show Year ago +1

      @Samuel Linn I am a triracial father of 9 and i will not be bothered by you

  • Pants Mage
    Pants Mage 11 months ago

    You all know that would be some cool refreshing water after that

  • marawan Elbalal
    marawan Elbalal 6 months ago

    Ultimate tool for when someone forgets to place their drink in the freezer.

  • Davy Pig
    Davy Pig 6 months ago

    Sometimes I need something that cold (but soft!) to put in my groin area since it feels like it will start a fire 🔥

  • Timbolus97
    Timbolus97 8 months ago

    Ohh so a cold steel ball actually freezes water, how interesting

  • Toppy
    Toppy Year ago +1151

    The homie: aye bruh my drink is kinda warm
    Me: don’t worry I got you bro

    • Jason Talbot
      Jason Talbot 11 months ago

      @Eyad very intelligent comment.

    • Jason Talbot
      Jason Talbot 11 months ago

      @Eyad agreed.
      However that comment was trying to be funny and failed miserably.

    • Eyad
      Eyad 11 months ago

      @Jason Talbot Not everything have to be funny

    • Eyad
      Eyad 11 months ago

      @Jason Talbot you have like 3 friends, if not then shut it

  • azul
    azul 9 months ago

    He: When I take it out at first, it's still wet...
    He: But as i hold it out a little longer...

  • The Film makers
    The Film makers 10 months ago

    Him: this has a air pocket so it broke easily
    Me who just watched him smash it open with a hammer