Want to Kill Your iPhone in Style? Consider Molten Aluminum

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When you really want to destroy an iPhone beyond recognition, molten metal is a foolproof option. YouTubers The Backyard Scientist (a channel obsessed with molten aluminum) and GizmoSlip decided to test out what would happen if an iPhone was dropped in a vat of the super hot stuff. Lucky for us, they documented the entire thing in a video spotted by Nerdist.

The process involves giant bubbles of hot plastic, a few flames, and more. The phone can still be fished out, only it’s more like a black block of bendy tofu than a smartphone. It floats, too, though the slightest poke breaks the submerged gadget into pieces.

While this would be a great way to melt away your technology anguish, it's probably best not to mess with molten metals at home.

[h/t Nerdist]

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