Drop of Liquid Nitrogen Skittering Across a Frying Pan in Super Slow Motion

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This video shot by Modernist Cuisine shows a drop of liquid nitrogen hitting a hot frying pan. It doesn’t instantly vaporize because a thin layer of vapor briefly insulates the drop. Scientists call this phenomenon the Leidenfrost Effect…

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