Implode a Soda Can

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Introduction: Implode a Soda Can

This is instructable will teach you how to implode a soda can using only water and heat. Plus takes only minutes to do!

Watch the step by step video instructions or just follow the instructable!


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Thank you so much enjoy,
Flippi273

Step 1: What You Need!

Items you need for this are:

Tongs (or anything that can hold a hot can, please dont burn yourself!)
A soda can
Bowl of cold water (I use a pot)
A stove

Step 2: Fill the Can

This step is as simple as going to you sink and filling up your can with a little bit of water ( i would say 2cm up or a bit more)

Step 3: Heat the Can!

Now put you can on the stove and wait 20-25 seconds (or until the water boils, you can hear it and see steam coming out)

Step 4: IMPLOSION!

Now take your tongs and grab the can and take it to the water quickly and turn it upside down into the water.

This will cause an implosion because the pressure in the can is less than the atmospheric pressure thus it is crushed by the atmosphere.

This is my first instructable so I'm sure it wasn't the best but I hope my future ones will be better!

If you like my instrucables PLEASE visit my Metacafe channel and watch the videos and give them 5 stars and or digg them.

Thank you so much enjoy,
Flippi273

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    Great instructable. We did this with a 55 gallon drum once. We had a few gallons of water in it, over a fire, when it was at full steam we sealed it up (it had a screw-on mouth cap on top), rolled it off the fire and hit it with a cold hose and it crushed with ease, and sounded really cool too! It looked like an invisible giant was crushing it in her fist, just as easily as an empty beer can. Sadly I have no photos but now I am inspired to do it again!

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    invisible giant was crushing it in her fist?

    Hahah! Where do you think male giants come from, ginormous storks?

     my answer would have been davy jones locker

    Banana trees.

    That is awesome Do it again pictures or a video.

     very interesting and cool

    you joust dropped like 20 tons on it that all

    20 tons are you serious!?

    OMFG! Those pics are unbelieveable! I didn't know that the force would be so strong

    Physics is not a gentle master.

    i had to do this for a science assignment and i thank you very much for this instrustable, good sir.



    he he. .. . . . . . . . . . . . .lol

    WTF! every time theres a video from metacafe, it doesnt play all the way!

    lol it scared me the can crushed itself

    finally...someone who uses correct terminology...u said implode instead of explodeor collapse....altho u did say something at the end that sounded like explode....(not sure which u said)