Science experiments are fun! Just ask the guys over at the acclaimed Discovery Channel show, Mythbusters.
On Sunday, the show featured a 67,000-pound, 30,000-gallon tanker – the single biggest prop in the show’s run – that hosts Jamie and Adam investigated to see if the tanker could in fact crush itself. How? By boiling liquid inside the tanker, sealing it shut, then allowing the air inside to cool, creating a “pressure differential” inside that would cause the tanker walls to pull in on itself. Watch the stunning time-lapse below.
Check out more of the successful experiment below.
Here’s more explanation behind the science of the implosion, as the hosts use smaller containers to practice before the main event.