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Frostbite Theater

Liquid Nitrogen and Lava!

For years, people have asked for liquid nitrogen and lava. Today, we deliver!

Announcer: Frostbite Theater presents... Cold Cuts! No baloney!

Joanna and Steve: Just science!

Joanna: Hi! I'm Joanna!

Steve: And I'm Steve!

Joanna: For years, people have been asking us to put lava in liquid nitrogen.

We always have liquid nitrogen.

Steve: And, today...

We have lava!

Are you ready?

Joanna: Um-hum!

Steve: Okay. Stand back!

Joanna: Okay.

Liquid Nitrogen: SPLASH!!!

Steve: Yeah... It, uh, turns out lava isn't especially difficult to come by.

Joanna: Now, I'm sure some of you are saying "Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! We meant molten lava!"

Well, we have that, too!

Thanks for watching! I hope you'll join us again soon for another experiment!

Steve: Yeah... This, uh, 'experiment' had a little bit of baloney in it, don't you think!

Joanna: Ah, maybe, but it's April Fools', we're allowed!

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