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A Simple Science Experiment Almost Kills TV Host During Live Broadcast

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What happens when you pour liquid nitrogen into a bottle of Coca-Cola? Well, normally if done safely, you get to watch the Coke bottle launch up into the air like a model rocket. But what happens when the experiment goes wrong and almost ends in complete disaster and death? Jacob Strickling, a science based YouTube vlogger almost gave us the answer to both questions when he appeared on the Studio 10 show, which aired live.

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Strickling was showing the hosts what would happen as he successfully launched a couple of bottles to the delight of everyone involved. It wasn't until he said, "let's do one more" before asking host Natarsha Belling to hold the bottle as it launched into the sky that things took a near deadly turn.

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As he was prepping the bottle for launch, Belling continued to ask for instructions on what she was supposed to do once the chemical reaction began. Strickling wasn't being the most helpful of teachers, and his hubris almost cost Belling her livelihood, and nearly her life.

Strickling told Belling to turn the bottle upside down and to point it away from the cameras. At this point Belling is still sketchy about being a part of the experiment in this way. Strickling continues to goad her by saying "you just watched me do it twice." Belling admitted right there on live TV that she hadn't really been watching what he was doing throughout the process, but that didn't stop Strickling from still bringing her in.

While Belling is still asking questions about what to do, and Strickling is still not giving sufficient answers, the chemical reaction takes full hold and the bottle rockets up into the air at an unintended angle, nearly striking Belling squarely in the head.

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If you watch the video below, you will see exactly how close Belling was to having her head impacted by the rocket bottle, and if you pay attention you will see a branch fall to the ground after it was snapped off by the flight of the bottle. Just think for a moment what would happen if it had struck her square in the face.

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