Science is a funny thing. It provides a sense of order to this crazy world we live in, explaining things that we never even knew needed to be explained.
But every now and then, it can turn on itself. Throw together the right elements under the right conditions, and things will happen that, until now, seemed impossible according to science.
Check out some of the craziest tricks that will make you second guess the laws of science.
A frozen spiral of water
In this video, water seems to freeze in time as it spirals through the air. In actuality, the hose is attached to a speaker that is vibrating the hose at the same rate as the video camera is recording frames per second. This tricks your brain into seeing a motionless spiral of water.
A roaming flame
Here, a flame seems to travel from the tip of a lighter to the wick of a candle. That's because when you light a candle, the heat from the flame vaporizes the wax. When you blow the candle out, the vaporized wax lingers in the air. If you apply a heat source before the vapor dissipates, it will ignite and relight the wick of the candle.
A vortex of fire
All you need to produce a fire tornado like this one is a turntable, some cotton swabs drenched in denatured alcohol, a soup can, and a mesh garbage can to contain it. Just light the cotton swabs on fire, set the turntable in motion, and watch as the flame shapes itself into a spiraling vortex of fire.
A flaming hand
It might seem kind of counterintuitive to light your hand on fire. But in this video, one brave person has coated her hand in a mixture of dishwashing liquid, butane gas, and water. Because the gas has such a high vapor pressure, only the gas burns when she lights it on fire, leaving her hand unscathed.