I know what you’re thinking: a red hot nickel ball on ice — where’s the drama? The heat will melt the ice, obviously. Case closed, Columbo.

But much like filling a watermelon with molten aluminum, the experiment is more satisfying than you’d expect.

Red hot steel vs. frozen lake

If you liked that, you’ll love this next one. These YouTubers took the experiment a step further and dropped red hot steel onto a frozen lake (skip to 1:43 to see magic happen).

That concludes the “videos of hot metal melting things” portion of the day.