Sub-Zero’s Head Shatter | The Science of Mortal Kombat

  • Published on Feb 18, 2019
  • Sub-Zero is known for his ice-cold deadly fatalities in Mortal Kombat, but is the frozen feat actually possible in real life? Kyle gets help from MMA champion Daniel Cormier and Sufficiently Advanced’s Allen Pan to find out in The Science of Mortal Kombat!
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  • Because Science
    Because Science  Month ago +1810

    Thank you all so much for watching! I really hope you enjoy the series -- we put a ton of work into it. For the next 11 weeks, there will be a behind-the-scenes video one week, then a full episode the next. If you liked the video, share it, watch it, social about it, and it will go a long way in making sure we can do another series like this. And of course, this is all on top of the regular BS content each week! -- kH

    • Because Science
      Because Science  22 hours ago

      Villain Ville Well I hope it was educational at least. Have a great weekend - kH

    • Villain Ville
      Villain Ville 22 hours ago

      Just came for DC you other guys are just corny and not funny

    • jiggamanog
      jiggamanog 8 days ago

      Unlike the LQ your ego has gone to your head very fast.

    • hyzer
      hyzer 10 days ago

      why does he talk like that

    • Michael B
      Michael B 12 days ago

      Calm your brows down bro. Sheesh. Lol

  • Alberto Cuevas
    Alberto Cuevas 9 hours ago

    Now DC is the heavyweight division cry baby.. I mean champion

  • Erick R
    Erick R 10 hours ago

    Fun episode

  • P C
    P C 13 hours ago

    Sub zero uses magic

  • LooiePoohie
    LooiePoohie 16 hours ago

    You came for 9:17

  • mateo gubich
    mateo gubich 17 hours ago

    happy to see dc here

  • playboiriri
    playboiriri 19 hours ago

    Kyle Hill is so fucked up

  • Simon
    Simon Day ago +1

    If thor was ironman

  • ZephyrIguana
    ZephyrIguana 2 days ago

    Liquid nitrogen is relatively easy to acquire, and more efficient, but liquid helium is colder.

  • Free Play Mode
    Free Play Mode 2 days ago

    He imagined that head was Jon Jones

  • Don Jon PAPI
    Don Jon PAPI 2 days ago +1


  • The Noob Network
    The Noob Network 2 days ago

    Daniel is the guy that never would intimidate you but would put you on your ass in a hot second.

  • Clutch Kick
    Clutch Kick 2 days ago

    got a wrestler to strike ughh shoulda gotten ngannou. still fun watch gj

  • MrRageCage
    MrRageCage 2 days ago

    This has become my new game theory, since it feels like they can't do it anymore.

  • Dana Black
    Dana Black 3 days ago +1

    Respect to the champ champ ✊🏽

  • Emoy Villa
    Emoy Villa 3 days ago


  • Christian-YoungPrince- Jones

    0:10 Roll Credits

  • G_ _T
    G_ _T 3 days ago

    Kyle is a combination of Ryan Reynolds and Mac from Sunny

  • Corenn
    Corenn 3 days ago

    Daniel Cormier is a cowardly bitch.

  • jose carreno
    jose carreno 3 days ago

    I wonder at how different the damage would have been if he had used a different strike in comparison. Jab, uppercut, haymaker, etc... as opposed to a hook.

  • MrTrainerGuy1
    MrTrainerGuy1 3 days ago


  • Noah Damm
    Noah Damm 3 days ago

    His eyebrows scare me when he talks

  • Papi LiTTY
    Papi LiTTY 3 days ago

    this is dope af #MK

  • Chichopuente
    Chichopuente 3 days ago

    Man, a hit without a thick glove would have destroyed it jeez

  • FoxxyGradius
    FoxxyGradius 3 days ago +2

    Think of all the padding in that glove. Think of all the force that was swallowed by the movement of the head, since it was hanging like a pendulum. Think about how devastating that hit was despite these factors.

  • Jak Barker
    Jak Barker 3 days ago

    This was so cool 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💯💯💯

  • True Sighted
    True Sighted 3 days ago +1

    Wow.. Guess the powers going to your heads.. 😏😉😂

  • Slayers Den
    Slayers Den 3 days ago

    Dude you and this are fucking awesome

  • Blazing Beast
    Blazing Beast 3 days ago

    The guy that punched the head is just standing there while both of the nerds get orgasm after he shatters the head.

  • Kellie S
    Kellie S 4 days ago

    Kyle Hill talks as much with his eyebrows as with his mouth. Tell me I'm wrong lol

  • Nephilim Drayko
    Nephilim Drayko 4 days ago

    Screwattack and Death battle did do the science on how much it would it for subzero to induce the full body freeze you see him do, he would have to reduce the the body’s temp down to 6.5 million degrees below zero, which is just over 13,000 times colder then Absolute Zero

  • Cipher Galm1
    Cipher Galm1 4 days ago

    That was cool!

  • Szabolcs Nagy
    Szabolcs Nagy 4 days ago

    Such a gentle mma guy. Real classy! Like his style

  • anthony psilocybin
    anthony psilocybin 4 days ago

    Very cringy host.


    hey blonde guy whats it like eating butthole???

  • Lieutenant Nomad
    Lieutenant Nomad 4 days ago +1

    Mythbusters 2.0

  • William Eldridge
    William Eldridge 4 days ago

    No Mortal Kombat theme song?!?!

  • Cameron Jordan
    Cameron Jordan 5 days ago

    I expected this to work alot more than the ice axe

  • XXxkylebirchxXX
    XXxkylebirchxXX 5 days ago

    this sounds like the game theory guy or is it? idk i haven’t watched em in a bit

  • KingCalamity
    KingCalamity 5 days ago

    Do erron blacks tricks. Perhaps the coin trick

  • IOozeAwesomeness
    IOozeAwesomeness 5 days ago

    I'm so trash on MK why am I here.

  • AoVis
    AoVis 5 days ago

    I wonder how many people succeeded in freezing water at 0'C. Water crystallise at temperature below zero - Sub zero, get it?

  • The End
    The End 5 days ago

    talks like a tit

  • AnIsH KaRiA
    AnIsH KaRiA 5 days ago +2

    I've been Subbed to this channel for quite a few years. And now you got DC in one of your videos. My choices in entertainment have come a full circle.

  • Titanoboa
    Titanoboa 5 days ago

    [ 9:13 ] Thumbnail Scene

  • David Dawdy
    David Dawdy 6 days ago +2

    Curious to know what punching solidly frozen head felt like to Cormier as compared to the unfrozen heads he is used to punching.

    • CH 03
      CH 03 4 days ago

      The extra 4-8 oz of glove padding probably evened it out.

  • Died at plain sight
    Died at plain sight 6 days ago

    You should've keep the head still tbh, the swinging took out a lot of force. Good video nonetheless.

  • marrues ham
    marrues ham 8 days ago

    There are gay men that lie 2 themselves and women...🤔

  • Арсений Попов

    But the head in the fatality isn't actually frozen so much. The mouth still moves and the liquid blood comes out. Sub-Zero is just so strong that he can shatter a non-frozen head. Ice is there for the show. Cool vid anyway!

  • jiggamanog
    jiggamanog 8 days ago

    Well put it like this. No one can actually punch as hard as a mortal kombat character.

  • Chris Tsang
    Chris Tsang 9 days ago

    9:27 what you came for

    SUBJECT DELTA 9 days ago

    lovin' Ryan Reynolds new hair style

  • drpapi444
    drpapi444 9 days ago

    They should get jon jhons just saying🤷🏽‍♂️

  • Rami Ghazzawi
    Rami Ghazzawi 9 days ago

    Haha DC creepy ass smile haha love that dude

  • Rami Ghazzawi
    Rami Ghazzawi 9 days ago

    Tom cruise and thor

  • Kronosking01
    Kronosking01 9 days ago

    Didnt the mythbusters do this with the Freddy Krueger?

  • Sir Ragealot
    Sir Ragealot 9 days ago

    Sub zero’s signature is the spine rip, yay twit

  • Will Hanley Reed
    Will Hanley Reed 9 days ago

    That’s what happens when you bring in heavyweight cormier

  • Muhlester Moon
    Muhlester Moon 9 days ago

    How does that power feel Kyle?😂

  • Diego Lopez
    Diego Lopez 9 days ago +1

    9:20 he punches the shit out of it.... bye

  • Jacob Ortega
    Jacob Ortega 9 days ago

    Here for DC.

    DUNDOM5 9 days ago +1

    DC wearing those gloves to stop throwing eye pokes.

  • Ice Shadow Gang 106 Games and plays

    Hey...... How did Thor get here?

  • K_R_I_M_B_O
    K_R_I_M_B_O 10 days ago

    Yes it was a bit cringe but I thought it was great, kinda nostalgic like how a show from the 90s would have been.

  • falconfootball9er
    falconfootball9er 10 days ago

    Yo cut the hair dog

  • lil broomstick
    lil broomstick 10 days ago

    Wheres derrick lewis but D.C is good to

  • Dill Houston
    Dill Houston 10 days ago

    Should've got Francis nnagganou or however the fuck u spell that damn name on here

  • Loli4lyf
    Loli4lyf 10 days ago +1

    Sub 0°

  • Dwayne The Cock Johnson

    That guy is so fucking wierd

  • tengu ortiz
    tengu ortiz 10 days ago

    Only watched this because Daniel Cormier was in the thumbnail

  • themangotango95
    themangotango95 10 days ago

    I'm getting some deadliest warrior vibes

  • DragonballG
    DragonballG 10 days ago

    8:55 for DC head smashing

  • nairda
    nairda 10 days ago

    Wait.. Matt patt?

  • Caleb Garcia
    Caleb Garcia 10 days ago

    What an inaccurate punch. No wonder he can’t beat jones.

  • Gregory Kobuskie
    Gregory Kobuskie 10 days ago

    Sub-Zero doesn't wear boxing gloves why not give him something more similar to a bony hand

  • Yo Boi
    Yo Boi 10 days ago

    is he just messing around or being a douche, I can't tell.

  • Justin Ross
    Justin Ross 10 days ago

    Blonde dude looks like his face is under attack

  • Isaia Falo
    Isaia Falo 10 days ago

    I hate his hair

  • Nima is Dank
    Nima is Dank 10 days ago

    Yellow dude is gay as hell wtf

  • Blaze Baller
    Blaze Baller 10 days ago


  • Kenneth Reed
    Kenneth Reed 10 days ago

    Jone Jones would have been better Daniel suck

  • luis perez
    luis perez 10 days ago

    Thank you skinny Thor....very cool

  • John Doe
    John Doe 10 days ago

    0:09 it shattered. Over.

  • The Fastest Turtle
    The Fastest Turtle 10 days ago

    If the head was actually supported rather than just dangling he wouldve done more damage.

  • explodingcrack435
    explodingcrack435 10 days ago +1




  • AquaticMadness34
    AquaticMadness34 10 days ago

    DC doing TheXvid to hide from JBJ

  • Robo_soldier
    Robo_soldier 10 days ago

    This video is pretty "cool"

  • mdub k20
    mdub k20 11 days ago

    Dc as Jax I thought in the thumb nail

  • Josh Donaldson
    Josh Donaldson 11 days ago

    Tall shoulda got Jon Jones instead, considering DC go whooped by him multiple times

  • Comic Book Man
    Comic Book Man 11 days ago

    Sub zero should sell ice cream and frozen goods. He wont need to be an assassin for in lin kuei anymore.

  • Ivan Falcon
    Ivan Falcon 11 days ago

    Here for ufc

  • Aldo Vallier
    Aldo Vallier 11 days ago

    DC clickbait

  • Brandi McDonald
    Brandi McDonald 11 days ago

    he sounds like mat pat at 4:49

  • Ale Gonzalez
    Ale Gonzalez 11 days ago

    9:21 here let me save you the trouble

  • Frodo Baggins
    Frodo Baggins 11 days ago +1

    DC's the man

  • Escalathor _
    Escalathor _ 11 days ago +3

    I bet Francis Ngannou could do it without the whole freezing part.

    No disrespect to DC of course.

  • Harrison Slinger
    Harrison Slinger 11 days ago

    Please cut ur hair

  • Shyan Marie
    Shyan Marie 11 days ago

    Race conflict, cringe dialogue, this video has it all

  • Aculturación Sin
    Aculturación Sin 11 days ago

    Bruh cut ya hair 🤣

  • Frozt king
    Frozt king 11 days ago

    Could it be him holding the head from the base where he could be freezing it from the inside out, speeding up the process