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Giant Koosh Ball in Liquid Nitrogen!

August 29, 2019

Frostbite Theater presents… Cold Cuts! No baloney! Just science! Hi! I’m Joanna! And I’m Steve! A while ago, I was at the mall and I saw this. And, the first thing that popped into my head was ‘I wonder what would happen if we were to put this in liquid nitrogen?’ Now, that’s one thing I really love about science. If you have a question, you can, sometimes, do an experiment to find out what the answer is! Here at the Lab, we have a lot of liquid nitrogen, so that’s not a problem. And, this thing was half price. Half price! How can I resist? A nice thing about experiments is that you can take what you’ve learned and apply it to new situations. So, what can we predict will happen using what we already know? Well, first off, we can probably safely say that this thing’s going to float on the liquid nitrogen. And, since it’s filled with some sort of gas, we can probably predict that it’s going to shrink or collapse in on itself since we know from our earlier experiments with balloons that, when a gas gets cold, the particles slow down, causing the pressure to drop. We also know from other experiments that some things become brittle and break when they get cold, so maybe this thing will, too. Just because we think we know what’s going to happen doesn’t mean that is what’s going to happen. Theories are nice, but the proof is in the experiment. This thing could do something completely unexpected, or it could do nothing, which would be really disappointing. So, let’s do this! [Joanna] All right! [Steve] Okay? Ready? [Steve] It does float! [Joanna] Yep, it sure does. [Joanna] Oh! [Steve] Oh, no! [Joanna] Little pieces are breaking off! [Steve] Yeah, little bits have already broken off! [Steve] Tell you what, let’s ladle some on… [Steve] There we go… [Steve] It’s not collapsing. [Joanna] Wow, I’m surprised. [Steve] Well, maybe a little. [Joanna] Now it might start to. There we go! [Steve] Hee! Hee! Hee! [Joanna] Now it’s starting to really collapse. [Koosh Ball] Pop! [Joanna] Woo! [Joanna] Look at that! So, even though it did self-destruct, which was unexpected, we still need to drop the thing, right? [Joanna] Oh, yeah! So, let’s get rid of this. And I guess we’ll just dump it out of here. Sounds good! Three, two, one… [Koosh Ball] Shatter! Wow! Holy cow! Thanks for watching! I hope you’ll join us again soon for another experiment! Yeah, that was fun! Yeah, at least it was your thing that broke this time, not like my pewter cup! [Steve] I said I was sorry!


  • Reply Csk Dcs July 16, 2016 at 3:17 am

    stereo balance is off.

  • Reply xRaiinBow July 17, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Cool name lol

  • Reply Yuzu San July 18, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    parece que soy el unico comentario en español :'c

  • Reply vergames July 23, 2016 at 1:40 am

    it was like the death star if it was fuzzy XD

  • Reply Jonnyjonny July 23, 2016 at 2:49 am


  • Reply Ligma Enigma July 28, 2016 at 8:40 am

    why u spoiler wi no elert

  • Reply Laura Haag July 30, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    It's three in the morning… why am I watching this…

  • Reply Julie Cumpa August 3, 2016 at 6:39 am

    14k dislikes = the kooshie lovers

  • Reply Mme.Tenebrae August 8, 2016 at 2:06 am

    If Liqiod Nitrogen is so cheap and does no harm, why couldn't we just pour a huge amount of it over the arctic oean where once was ice and see what happens? xD

  • Reply Zizzy gk August 10, 2016 at 4:13 am

    so many veiws mind blowing

  • Reply Alex Ventura August 10, 2016 at 8:58 pm


  • Reply Rocio Lopez August 12, 2016 at 2:08 am

    I know where you could the ball for like a $1

  • Reply Rose Kimberlee August 20, 2016 at 12:04 am

    I see you back there, flat Stanley….

  • Reply Olivia Bettineski August 21, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Memories of my six year old self

  • Reply QwertzyIsAbductedByIsisToChangeHisName August 22, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Now I really want to buy a koosh ball,I loved them when I was a kid there was ones that had a face and had something shaped like a ballon stick so you can put your finger in that hole in the balloon stick things and wiggle the koosh ball,I went so much when I was a kid That I named them! Until they run out of air then,RIP my emotions

    EDIT:It was small not like the one in the video

  • Reply zex545 August 23, 2016 at 7:46 am

    Where do you purchase liquid nitrogen?

  • Reply EGGO August 24, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Before lq nitrogen and dry ice were the new cats and babies of the internet… I miss those days

  • Reply TheMya47 August 26, 2016 at 11:13 am

    sprinkles everywhere.

  • Reply Miah Adams August 27, 2016 at 3:35 am

    look at the computers

  • Reply landon Holland August 30, 2016 at 2:59 am

    People get so upset over people just having fun. If it's 100,000 dollars so what it's not anyone else's business

  • Reply dyfangreen September 1, 2016 at 4:14 am

    Is that flat Stanley in the back??

  • Reply Melanie Lopez September 2, 2016 at 1:30 am

    it does that cause it freezes. 😆😅😂😁☺😊😋😝😜😳😻😹😸🙊

  • Reply brettjern05 September 4, 2016 at 2:24 am

    those computers are from the 90s

  • Reply Honey Senpai September 15, 2016 at 1:13 am

    when they dropped it at the end it broke like a clay pot XD

  • Reply Burg Burg September 23, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    love the really old mac computers in te background lol

  • Reply Michael O September 26, 2016 at 7:03 am

    @Jeffersonlab was it the gas in the balloon that caused the result (breaking)? i dont understand why it did not deflate like your previous ballon experience.

  • Reply Captain Byte September 29, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Well, it floated, collapsed in on itself and then became brittle like a clay pot.
    Well played! This was a really cool video.

  • Reply Naxtunin October 1, 2016 at 4:56 am

    Why are the quarter on the table⚾️🏹

  • Reply Wildlife / supernanny fan 1355848 October 9, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Very funny !!!

  • Reply Naxtunin October 10, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Why is the koosh ball break and you squish the ball?!?!?!?!?!??!?!

  • Reply The Ornery EmpOracle October 13, 2016 at 12:37 am

    That is NOT a Koosh ball! :/

  • Reply Sierra MCCLOUD October 15, 2016 at 2:39 am

    I feel bad that he had to give up the ball because he was playing with it and seemed sad it broke lol

  • Reply a. banks. October 17, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Wow wee… knowing how to play hard ball, just got a little bit easier..

  • Reply riirii woo October 23, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Lol. The comments on here are a lot more entertaining than the experiment .

  • Reply patsha October 23, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    i had a koosh ball but it was filled with water much more fun

  • Reply Liam Freeland October 26, 2016 at 12:14 am

    those goggles tho

  • Reply The Art Wolf ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ October 27, 2016 at 3:21 am

    Who's watching in 2016?

  • Reply Deleted Account October 30, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    I feel like I'm at school👎

  • Reply Vedraj r.m October 30, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    did not expect that…was it made of some sort of rubber?

  • Reply Kelly Pagano November 3, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    I'm pretty sure it's a Jel like substance in there which probably condensed and once the interior cooled, the whole thing failed. Not sure though

  • Reply Jehova's Abettor November 7, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    What are you doing to that alien, you monsters!

  • Reply Wildlife / supernanny fan 1355848 November 12, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    LOL !!!!

  • Reply DirtyBoySingToGod November 24, 2016 at 2:23 pm


  • Reply hi man 124 November 28, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    it broke to pieces like a wateamoln

  • Reply Tech Gee December 4, 2016 at 3:39 am

    Can I have the computers?

  • Reply Paul Isaac December 7, 2016 at 9:02 am

    liquid nitrogen is so coool

  • Reply [ Deleted Channel ] December 12, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Steve is just playing with the ball 😀

  • Reply Niggers in my butthole December 19, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Who'd think people done this stuff in 2011 lol

  • Reply Yeet That January 9, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Hehe he said holy cow. Sub!

  • Reply Citrus Tea March 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    Will liquid nitrogen get things wet?

  • Reply Old Couches May 17, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    I specifically came here just for the intro I remember watching 4 years ago

  • Reply tigerking385 May 18, 2017 at 11:05 am

    I bet them computers in the background have intel i7-7700k and a gtx 1080

  • Reply TheWendigo June 13, 2017 at 1:09 am

    me on youtube: ooo this is interesting!!!

    me during school: UGHH KILL ME NOW.

  • Reply lets have a talk July 24, 2017 at 3:27 am

    H A L F P R I C E

  • Reply um gui July 26, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    poor koosh toy.. all it wanted was to bring joy for kiddies of all ages! NOOOO! 😛

  • Reply Existenceisillusion July 27, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    I want to know one thing. Why do so many people dislike this video?

  • Reply p August 2, 2017 at 6:41 am

    It was so innocent

  • Reply dohggy August 6, 2017 at 1:26 am

    OOH OOH OOH I KNOW, its gonna pop

  • Reply Marshiest Boi August 10, 2017 at 8:26 am

    OMG, I randomly saw this video and now I have serious nostalgia because I remember watching this when was like 7.

  • Reply belle August 18, 2017 at 5:09 pm


  • Reply ALIENS ARE ALIVE AND WELL September 3, 2017 at 4:59 am

    I use to watch things like this when I was 5

  • Reply Voidplusaverylongusernamethatsomehowexistswhy September 8, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Are the Macs in the background iMac G3s?

  • Reply Joanna Lara September 11, 2017 at 4:05 am


  • Reply Cristian Gabriel Groman September 20, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Wonderful video! 😊😉😎 Thank you very much, dear friend! 😉😊😎 Best regards from London!

  • Reply PennyCrew Tyler September 22, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    JUST IMAGINE…. if someone made an army of people holding mechanical guns, THAT SHOOT NITROGEN. *they could freeze their enemies like mr freeze in batman! lol!

  • Reply holdcupper September 25, 2017 at 12:59 am

    This is the first ever video I watched..

  • Reply Alphiestoppers October 3, 2017 at 6:40 am

    2:06 makes me itchy
    2:10 makes me itchy
    3:08 makes me itchy

  • Reply Sam Wilson October 16, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    what a waste of time

  • Reply Jimmy Walker November 8, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    That's the trouble with Tribbles!!!!

  • Reply Lpsdabber23 Tv November 30, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    I love how he dont care and he is just playing with it and she takes it

  • Reply Jo Rose December 4, 2017 at 3:30 am

    Y'all, it was HALF PRICE!

  • Reply def not logan December 16, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    What would happen if you put a person in liquid nitrogen?

  • Reply Subscribe to new channel. I D I December 31, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    I went there for a field trip

  • Reply Nimbus April 4, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    I get the economic aspect, but doesn't pouring the nitrogen on the floor hurt the floor? We've seen what it does to everything else!

  • Reply Autumn Long April 17, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    love it

  • Reply Sky Kenny April 29, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Steve : "Hehehe " when ball starts collapsing , The best teacher <3

  • Reply MOMMMY919 May 25, 2018 at 1:09 am

    This was the most popularest video ever

  • Reply Alli Oof June 1, 2018 at 4:01 am

    i thoroughly enjoyed this and i couldnt stop laughing for the majority of the video

  • Reply HyDrO_PLP June 9, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    HaLf PrIcE eVeRyOnE

  • Reply Hundric June 10, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    Looks like a living creature

  • Reply CookieLover1999 June 12, 2018 at 3:36 am

    JLAB you rock! your VA SOL practice tests helped me pass to graduate high school!

  • Reply Taylor Leger July 28, 2018 at 4:49 am

    Steve is wierd

  • Reply Marina Marci August 25, 2018 at 11:46 am

    My childhood video

  • Reply NSA October 8, 2018 at 5:25 am


  • Reply Joshua Fireseed November 15, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    I know it's off the subject, but are you still using old Macs? Looks like G4.

  • Reply AnnoyingCity December 10, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    Imagine if you threw that at someone accidentally.

  • Reply poo McDolan December 15, 2018 at 12:40 am

    Thats not a koosh ball

  • Reply son of the bride February 1, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Thank goodness for YOUTUBE forwarding.

  • Reply Aiden Moynihan February 4, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    about as hot as liquid nitrogen

  • Reply Pwecko February 10, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    So, what conclusions did you come to as a result of your experiment?

  • Reply Mary Hannah Lane March 27, 2019 at 7:57 am

    this used to be my favorite channel omg

  • Reply FAMILY ARIMADO VLOG CHANNEL April 12, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    I. Remember this watching when i was little

  • Reply Do the Swag April 30, 2019 at 3:58 am

    The memories of watching this 8 years ago…

  • Reply Kate May 3, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    1:10 hes so happy with that

  • Reply Mominun Islam June 26, 2019 at 3:19 am

    She is the liquid nitrogen

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  • Reply Veljko Mafia August 25, 2019 at 8:27 pm


  • Reply Deepanshu Joshi August 27, 2019 at 4:30 am

    Ok now we know that you people have a ton of liquid nitrogen!!! Just stop showing off

  • Reply zombiebbq August 28, 2019 at 1:13 am

    definitely worth buying!

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