The World’s Largest Gummy Bear isn’t a gag gift, but rather 5-pounds of sugary goodness that you can buy from many online retailers, and in a variety of flavors. Now this person decided to take one of those, some liquid nitrogen, and a large vat to hold both of these items. The fun doesn’t stop there, he then goes on to freeze the giant gummy bear solid before setting it on a wooden block in preparation of a 12-gauge shot. Product page. Continue reading to see the madness that ensued.
At atmospheric pressure, liquid nitrogen boils at −195.79 °C (77 K; −320 °F) and is a cryogenic fluid that can cause rapid freezing on contact with living tissue. When appropriately insulated from ambient heat, liquid nitrogen can be stored and transported, for example in vacuum flasks. Liquid nitrogen is a compact and readily transported source of nitrogen gas without pressurization. Further, its ability to maintain temperatures far below the freezing point of water makes it extremely useful in a wide range of applications, primarily as an open-cycle refrigerant.