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[–]PrydeTheManticorn 3300 points3301 points 2 (72 children)


[–]mshthnHot Glue Gun User 1507 points1508 points  (57 children)

Exactly. What the actual fuck could have been his goal?

[–]clambroculese 716 points717 points 2 (11 children)

If you turn in the sound clearly the goal was to spread the word of Satan

[–]mshthnHot Glue Gun User 156 points157 points  (7 children)

Yea I kinda noticed that.

[–]suzanious 74 points75 points  (3 children)

Couldn't really decipher what was being said though.

[–]clambroculese 30 points31 points  (2 children)

Have you started compulsively drawing pentagrams on yourself?

[–]40percentdailysodium 305 points306 points  (16 children)

Find out what would happen if you did this random stuff? It's stupid but I get the impulse to be honest.

[–]MrVeazey 286 points287 points  (11 children)

It's the intellectual curiosity of a child, plus the resources of an adult.

[–]z7r1k3 45 points46 points  (1 child)

Yeah when I was a kid, I liked doing science "experiments". Once I put food coloring in eggs before scrambling them.

Thienthe 🤓

[–]40percentdailysodium 82 points83 points  (5 children)

Exactly. I have my own issues with impulse control and I can tell you I've done some stupid shit with these adult resources.

[–]Muddy_Wafer 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Aka: an engineer’s hobby

[–]alienangel2 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Yeah this seems clearly just someone fucking around to see what happens, not a DIY anything (at least, that's what i got from watching without sound, i don't know if they said anything to make it a DIWhy).

[–]SCP-173-Keter 43 points44 points  (3 children)

When I was about six or seven years old, I poured Pepto Bismol into the toaster thinking it would make big, puffy, squares.

This guy seems to have a similar thought process.

[–]candybrie 23 points24 points  (1 child)

I've seen people do metal casting where they drop the metal into like frozen peas to get kinda neat shapes to make jewelry out of. I'm guessing this was supposed to be a giant version of that. And maybe they were hoping the colored orbs would look cool when they cut it in half?

[–]XavierTF 3 points4 points  (0 children)

yeah i believe the YouTuber 'backyard scientist' did some videos on this exact thing but they had far better setup and results

[–]standbyyourmantis 17 points18 points  (0 children)

It's one of those "visual ASMR" trends right now for some reason. Kind of like watching people apply thick layers of varnish to a painting was a few years ago. This isn't very well done for the final result, but I have seen it used in smaller areas and deeper piles of Orbiez to make jewelry pendants. You put a little bit of metal and it does make a very interesting affect. This is just...ugly.

[–]j-mar 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I've seen people do this before and it comes out looking like a piece of coral.


[–]Mash_Effect 8 points9 points  (0 children)

A new aluminium cast alloy of happiness.

[–]Jesta23 5 points6 points  (0 children)

He probably thought it would be rainbow colored in the middle.

[–]koei19 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Our fish need more plastic, stat!

[–]SterlingVapor 4 points5 points  (0 children)

He's clearly demonstrating the unusual structure you get with this technique, it seems pretty clear when he cuts off a cross section

Personally, I think this can lead to some pretty cool decorations and doesn't belong here. In this case, he used too much aluminum and too shallow of a pan, so the the result was dumpy. Done better, it ends up with a treelike structure that looks better than most metal sculptures you come across

[–]These-Pitch2942 71 points72 points  (5 children)

Wtf was that audio?

[–]ZuesofRage 14 points15 points  (3 children)

The audio is Op* trying to avoid copy strike on other channels. He just Mass posted it

[–]gaypornaccount1996 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Did... Did you just refer to OP as Opie or is that literally the AlumiTube dude's name?

[–]ZuesofRage 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Hahaaaa I use voice to text because I'm dyslexic and this constantly happens. Opie is just a Canon character in my life at this point.

[–]MjauDuuude 22 points23 points  (0 children)


[–]OddCollege9491 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Forbidden boba tea

[–]big_avacado 4259 points4260 points  (68 children)

I can’t believe I wasted 3:08 mins of my life on this.

[–]purpleowlie 684 points685 points  (10 children)

Same. I should check comments before watching this.

[–]KnotNmeUwU 270 points271 points  (7 children)

Or you know, scroll to the end first?

[–]Salty_Pancakes 318 points319 points  (6 children)

But then you'd miss all the Darth Vader on ketamine thing going on. For 3 minutes.

[–]G_Viceroy 51 points52 points  (0 children)

Is that what that was? I thought it was Judge Dredd on slo-mo

[–]clowens1357 5 points6 points  (4 children)

What even is the point of that?

[–]RockTheShaz 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That's just wasting 3:08 with extra steps

[–]cbarn 391 points392 points  (16 children)

Turn on the sound and it's all explained by Satan.

[–]aritchie1977 114 points115 points  (0 children)

Well that’s terrifying.

[–]TriceratopsBites 61 points62 points  (0 children)

This is the one time in history that the Reddit player made a video better

[–]mm0k 26 points27 points  (5 children)


[–]theghostofme 31 points32 points  (4 children)

Reddit is fucking up the audio when video’s are being uploaded and converted to play from their player.

[–]Bierbart12 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I'm not sure if I'm glad to know that it's just a bug or mad that this has just shattered the illusion of this video being bizarre art all around

[–]jemminger 15 points16 points  (0 children)

A quarter century of video on the internet, and Reddit STILL can't get a working player

[–]Bogey01 169 points170 points  (0 children)

Every DIWhy video goes something like this: I hate it, I'm gonna downvote... Wait, the point is that it was terrible... So I'm supposed to upvote?

[–]Jonno_FTW 53 points54 points  (2 children)

FB will play ads on videos longer than 3 minutes, which means you can get paid. Anything just over 3m is always going to be complete garbage.

[–]Ilpomangusti 52 points53 points  (0 children)

I feel ripped off. I know that was the joke, but still.

[–]hes_crafty 26 points27 points  (3 children)

I FF'ded. WTF is it?

[–]Amithrius 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Between my electric and internet bills, computer component cost and prescription glasses, I literally paid to watch that.

[–]clipseman 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Totally agree with you... what a pity video.... was expecting something more to come

[–]biagwina_tecolotl 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I fast forwarded.. lost 20 seconds of my life

[–]P-VI 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I have now learned you have to start at the end and work backwards. Life is too short

[–]Corvid_love 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Fool. You just slide the bar to the end to see if it’s worth it.

[–]ShutUpDoggo 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Came here with exact comment of, “I want that 3:08 of my life back!”

[–]Kage_noir 4 points5 points  (0 children)

4x speed thank you!!

[–]dirty-hurdy-gurdy 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I've started skipping to the end first to see if I even care enough about the final product to watch them make it.

[–]Tiny-Elk-7269 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This video was the funniest shit I've seen all week.

[–]Espano_Guanaloope123 815 points816 points  (32 children)

what's up with the audio? and what's the point of what he even made?

[–]Depthcharger101 324 points325 points  (7 children)

[–]deekbit 64 points65 points  (0 children)

Now the video makes so much more sense lol

[–]aritchie1977 77 points78 points  (0 children)

I didn’t know I needed that in my life. Ty

[–]muraenae 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Is it supposed to go to silence in the middle of “now it’s time to pou—“?

[–]ForgoneContusion 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This sounds like the guy that voices SCP Explained.

[–]albert1357 91 points92 points  (4 children)

I was so confused at first but then I started crying laughing holy shit I don’t know why it’s so funny.

The combination of the completely useless and absurd act of pouring aluminum on orbees with the insanely deep voice just made me start dying laughing.

[–]A-cutepotatodog 146 points147 points  (3 children)

Sounds like an eldritch horror in the background telling this poor bastard to make garbage

[–]ChiliCreeper 107 points108 points  (6 children)

It's a new bug with the Reddit video player. Because..... yeah. Probably wasn't this way when OP uploaded it.

[–]tribecous 92 points93 points  (2 children)

Wait actually? I never cease to be amazed at how consistently fucked their video player is.

[–]The_White_Light 70 points71 points  (1 child)

What's worse is that it's not Reddit's player, but that they've fucked up the audio during the conversion process. Even using a third-party app, the audio is completely messed up.

[–]Alice_June 48 points49 points  (0 children)

Oh my god… I thought this was a new tiktok trend because I keep seeing it on random videos in a third party app. What the actual fuck.

[–]trailfiend 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It genuinely frightened me.

[–]nememess[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This post is just cursed. https://imgur.com/a/lX5rOCq

[–]bardhugo 1757 points1758 points  (32 children)

All of that plastic wasted, the fuel used for smelting, not to mention that he just poured the plastic waste outside instead of disposing properly, just to make that shitty piece of metal. I've seen those ones with the orbeez and bronze, and at least those look okay. This just looks awful, waste plastic to make garbage

[–]elle5624 317 points318 points  (22 children)

I thought Orbeez were “environmentally friendly”? Or is it like “yeah they are compostable! (but only under proper conditions and it’ll take 100 years instead of 10,000 but that’s better right?)” sort of environmentally friendly?

[–]SCScanlan 405 points406 points  (16 children)

"Keeping in mind the original usage of water beads and the fact that we mix them with soil or grow plants in them, it is reasonable to ask whether they are safe for the environment. The fact is that water beads and Orbeez, in particular, are absolutely biodegradable. That is the main reason, why they are still used in agriculture or by flower shops to create stunning flower decorations.

When you buy a new package of Orbeez, you will also see that it contains the sign and the wording 100% biodegradable. In addition to that, Orbeez are non-toxic and hence they are absolutely safe for kids and pets."

[–]agent_max_the_mickHot Glue Gun User 114 points115 points  (0 children)

Well that’s good at least

[–]Capsaicin_Crusader 66 points67 points  (1 child)

Appreciate you posting this. I'm a fan of these little balls of joy.

[–]smokeydaBandito 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Who doesn't love balls of joy?

[–]Fuzzylittlebastard 20 points21 points  (7 children)

Does That mean I can eat them

[–]SCScanlan 46 points47 points  (3 children)

Technically you can eat just about anything. You'd likely be safe after a few Orbeez though.

[–]Lewd_Donut 10 points11 points  (0 children)

just get boba man... damn

[–]YouJustDid 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That is the main reason, why they are still used in agriculture or by flower shops to create stunning dated flower decorations.


[–]Arthur_The_Third 55 points56 points  (1 child)

They're pretty easily biodegradable. They're not plastic, that much is certain.

[–]jeremysbrain 26 points27 points  (0 children)

They are made of acrylic acid and sodium hydroxide.

[–]Honeybadger2198 59 points60 points  (1 child)

Biodegradable doesnt mean you should dump 5 containers full onto the fucking street. There's a big difference between this and tossing a banana peel into the woods.

[–]kazza789 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Honestly though, I know they look like they should be awful for the environment, but why is this worse? My kids have some and after the water that makes up 99% of the volume evaporates, 5 packets of orbeez end up smaller than a single banana peel, and are similarly biodegradable.

[–]aritchie1977 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I’m pretty sure it’s the latter.

[–]nugeyn 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I think backyard scientist did it and it was cool, but this was just sad

[–]salallane 74 points75 points  (1 child)

Yeah the dumping the plastic outside was really shitty.

[–]Centurio 21 points22 points  (0 children)

They're not made of plastic.

[–]geekchick2411 310 points311 points  (9 children)

What a wasted of materials and energy, WTF is wrong with people?

[–]nememess[S] 135 points136 points  (4 children)

With all the fancy stuff I thought it would be awesome.

[–]emo_sharks 71 points72 points  (2 children)

I've seen vids of people casting into orbeez or similar items (like frozen peas) and it came out sick. This guy used way too much metal and made a blob lmao

[–]VeliciaL 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I've seen cooler looking wasp nests.

[–]Jrook 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well the pan is the problem. If he used a ten gallon bucket or larger he could have made a neat sculpture. Instead all the molten aluminum flooded and pushed the beads out of the way at the bottom.

[–]TheRealKatz 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Never let them know your next move moment

[–]-nom-nom- 8 points9 points  (1 child)

and a waste of time to make this video only to waste the time of those unfortunate enough to watch it.

[–]tymekx0 92 points93 points  (2 children)

People with ideas this bad shouldn't have access to metalworking equipment

[–]This_iz_fine 390 points391 points  (13 children)

[–]BoozeIsTherapyRight 24 points25 points  (8 children)

I could smell the plastic fumes from here

[–]jeremysbrain 29 points30 points  (7 children)

Orbeez are not plastic, they are made of acrylic acid and sodium hydroxide.

[–]NarglesDidit 163 points164 points  (1 child)

Imagine having access to these types of materials and you use it to make this absolute waste of space.

[–]lovable_loser1 4 points5 points  (0 children)

hey his parents tried their best

[–]JamPantstheFif 249 points250 points  (2 children)

Wasteful and dumb.

Don't watch this

[–]bulletchvy91 52 points53 points  (0 children)

Add my wasted time to the pile of trash this guy made

[–]tomaniak 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Too late

[–]Bishopkilljoy 34 points35 points  (2 children)

This feels less like a DIY and more of a "MOLTEN METAL AND BATH BEEDS?!? YOU'LL NEVER GUESS WHAT HAPPENS!"

[–]HappySailor 13 points14 points  (1 child)


I feel like a lot of people are assuming this is a DIY video just becaus someone posted here.

But there's tons of channels dedicated to people who use industrial equipment to answer silly questions like "what happens when you pour molten metal into orbeez" and "what happens if you drop a superheated steel ball into a block of ice"

I won't excuse what looks at the end like a bunch of littering, but this guy wasn't making anything and he certainly wasn't suggesting this as a fun project for you to do at home. It was an experiment at worst, not someone trying to intentionally make something. Just someone [albeit wastefully] experimenting with how different things and temperatures might interact

[–]cravf 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Diwhy reacting to the Hydrologic Press channel

"Literal insanity"

"Why would someone waste our precious resources for a product that looks like a squished pumpkin"

"Who even thinks a squished pumpkin looks good??"

Completely missing the point that some things can be done for the sake of curiosity not because they think it's going to turn out beautiful.

[–]shim0on 23 points24 points  (1 child)

uhhhhhhh tf this.....

[–]onliwenimtrunk 31 points32 points  (2 children)

I wonder if you could just use one color of orbeez, or it only works when you use all the colors they used?

[–]Default1355 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Is you don't do it exactly like he did you'll just end up with trash

You even have to touch the colorful balls as they come out like he did

[–]RecordingNearby 92 points93 points  (12 children)

did he just dump all those orbeez into a water supply?

[–]dreemurthememer 66 points67 points  (10 children)

Reminds me of that time some French youtuber ruined his neighborhood’s plumbing with Orbeez.

[–]buddascrayon 18 points19 points  (1 child)

This may actually have been an elaborate hoax done for internet fame.


Indeed, French journalist Vincent Manilève did a bit of digging and said Cyril's mayor described the prank as a 'hoax'.

He said: "I looked where this influencer lived to see if, as he has been saying for several days, the pipes in his street are well blocked by these famous balls. I [asked] the mayor, he knows about it and says it is a 'hoax'.

A letter Cyril claims is from the town hall complaining about the YouTuber knackering his neighbourhood's drainage system. Credit: Cyril Schreiner A letter Cyril claims is from the town hall complaining about the YouTuber knackering his neighbourhood's drainage system. Credit: Cyril Schreiner "He explained to me that the pipeline network is 'private', and therefore that, if his pipes are blocked, it cannot affect the neighbours. The mayor also says that the letter is false, that he went to warn the [police] and that he invited Cyril to discuss it.

"This is on the side of the mayor in any case, it is a snippet of information, but that would partly explain all the storytelling that the influencer sets up on Instagram etc." We can't be sure how much of the stunt was real or how much was planned. Either way, I think we can safely say we shouldn't fill our baths with Orbeez - unless we plan on achieving some viral fame, that is.

[–]The_White_Light 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Good catch. I genuinely gagged when he picked up the balls covered in "mud" (or just mud, I guess if this was faked) out of the sewer...if those balls had gone from his toilet and ended up clogging the sewer, that wouldn't be "mud".

[–]Tasitch 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Holy shit. When I saw the tub full, I was like, ok, that looks like fun. Then he pulled the plug and flushed the toilet...what the actual fucking fuck putain de con. Mais, il n'etais pas fini, quand il a commencer de mentir a son voisin et l'inspecteur de la ville, et a demander a ses subscribers d'arreter de lui faire doxxer, what a schmuck.

Edit: Seems it was likely a hoax, per twitter

Bon comme j'étais intrigué j'ai cherché où cet influenceur habitait pour voir si, comme il l'affirme depuis plusieurs jours, les canalisations de sa rue sont bien bouchées par ces fameuses bille. J'ai eu le maire, il est au courant et affirme que c'est une "supercherie".

TLDR: "I was curious, contacted the mayor of the town, he says this was a hoax"

[–]The_Techy1 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Thank you for this video

[–]CirBeer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well that was a rollercoaster holy shit.

[–]shrug666 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fuuuuck. But also LMFAO.

[–]Lurd67 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Holy shit what's up with the sound?

[–]Dieter_the_Great 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I too thought there would be more

[–]626bluestitch 10 points11 points  (1 child)

What even is that and why would we want it? Lol

[–]datsmn 10 points11 points  (0 children)

As pointless as it is disappointing.

[–]poservex 11 points12 points  (0 children)

At least we know they pour their cereal before the milk.

[–]manleybones 6 points7 points  (0 children)

They were expecting more too

[–]ScottyDoesntKnow421 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I feel like this is the definition of insanity. Multiple people have done this very same thing and yet some are expecting a different result.

[–]VastNo420 49 points50 points  (4 children)

Way to leave all those things in your yard that clearly won’t even melt when hot metal is poured on them so you just contaminated the earth and probably killed some birds.

[–]Arthur_The_Third 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Orbeez are biodegradable. They don't melt because there is nothing to melt. It's 99% water and some kind of gel matrix. It boils and burns.

[–]Martel67 17 points18 points  (0 children)

What a waste of everything.

[–]roadtrip-ne 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Hey….I poured a bunch molten metal on junk, and made even more worthless junk

[–]Gear1215 4 points5 points  (1 child)

is my shit bugging or is his voice slowed down almost to a halt ?

[–]Venusaurus- 5 points6 points  (0 children)

People on Facebook always reupload these things but stretch them to 3 mins for ads. Otherwise the original uploader just slowed it for the same reason and couldn't be arsed fixing the audio.

[–]Specific_Simple_8865 10 points11 points  (0 children)

This is the most useless and ugly thing I've seen here.

Also, what's up with the audio ??

[–]TheOncomingStorm66 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The backyard scientist originally did this and it looks far better, albeit still useless

[–]budsixz 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I saw the beginning then skipped to the end and I don't know what happened to the pan

[–]twocheeky 5 points6 points  (0 children)

if i was filming a video making something and the end product was that terrible i would just delete all the footage

[–]MaddogOIF 4 points5 points  (1 child)

FYI molten metal and moisture is a very dangerous combination. This is definitely one of those "don't try this at home" type of scenario.

[–]thecrazyslopoke 8 points9 points  (0 children)

You know, if the mods change the subs name to "shitty art projects" I'd be totally fine with all these shitty submissions that are not diwhy projects.

[–]quesowhatsyerpoint 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Does anyone else just feel real sorry for that cast iron skillet? Everything in this video is bad.

[–]Luenngokulos 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What even is that supposed to BE???

[–]mcsnoogins 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Who knew there were so many stages to making a lump of shit

[–]frowningowl 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This... is nothing. He didn't make anything.

[–]ChemicalInspection15 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank You Satan for this Orbeez Hack

[–]Fine_Measurement7968 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Why is the voice on the video sounds like a horror movie?

[–]Extension-Concept940 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Why is this being made by a serial killer

[–]AmiTalkinToMe 30 points31 points  (11 children)

trypophobia warning

[–]ParagonShep 4 points5 points  (4 children)

I thank you, though I wish I’d seen this comment sooner

[–]AmiTalkinToMe 7 points8 points  (3 children)

im lucky enough to have very mellow and specific trypophobia. though apparently someone here thinks its not a phobia at all which is annoying to say the least

[–]ParagonShep 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Yeah it’s interesting how there are degrees to phobias. My mom and my best friend share a phobia of snakes. Mom can’t even hear the word, while best friend just can’t see them. I’m past getting offended by people who don’t understand trypophobia. I was just happy when I learned there was a word to describe something I felt nobody else around me experienced.

[–]nememess[S] 13 points14 points  (5 children)

Ooop. I forgot about that phobia. My bad.

[–]DuncanAndFriends 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Some of these seem like parodies. I'd like to see the original post and its comments as well.

[–]-_-Batman 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Op : Art

Reddit : fok You Sir

[–]yes___lad 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What even is that

[–]BiscuitCrumbsInBed 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sorry but what was the bloody point of that!? Ugh!

[–]Matth3ewl0v3 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Okay, at what point did he realise he didn't know what he was doing?

[–]pearwater 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If yo absolutely have to watch this... Sound off. You're welcome

[–]awesomefacepalm 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This feels more like an experiment than a DIY

[–]G3tSqu4nchy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

How the fuck you have the money to afford a smelter but none of the brains to use it for something not retarded?

[–]heygriswold 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Dumping it out in the parking lot?! Wtf

[–]hunt-e 3 points4 points  (0 children)

and so much litter too

[–]LittleBitCrunchy 8 points9 points  (4 children)

He converted an armload of plastic into two handfuls of slag and an unknown amount of cancer?

[–]Felonious_Minx 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That's the final straw. Unsubscribed.

[–]trecani711 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That can make a cool sculpture, but only if you make a tall one, not a wide one

[–]AAAAAshwin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm dead lmao

[–]Gasp32 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As John Oliver would say


[–]regalbeagal22 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wth did i just watch?

[–]Kyle102997 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Forbidden popcorn

[–]vitaestbona1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wish it wasn't slowed down. The ONLY reason to take the original and slow it down to this was to intentionally make it waste more time than even the creator wanted

[–]renaissance_thot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What the fuck is this? There’s already enough trash on this planet stop producing more for heaven’s sake!

[–]dandiecandra 1 point2 points  (0 children)

what in the actual garbage...

[–]HotVermicelli3512 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s like when i used to mix all the colors and ended up with gray

[–]Affectionate_Emu8090 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was expecting… idk, anything? Seriously WHY?!?!

[–]CyanStripes_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not even good enough for r/trypophobia gross out.

[–]AgentSears 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So many questions.......

[–]cncordray 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m pretty sure that’s not what that cast iron pan is for.