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Man makes ‘deep-fried water’ in viral video

The clip shows Youtube user Jonathan Marcus dipping a large water droplet in flour and breadcrumbs, and placing it in a deep fryer

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A video posted on video-sharing site Youtube last week shows a man conduct an unconventional experiment: making deep-fried water.

The clip shows Youtube user Jonathan Marcus dipping a large water droplet in flour and breadcrumbs, and placing it in a deep fryer heated to 190 degrees celsius.

However, the experiment is not as clear-cut as it seems. The Youtube user added calcium alginate to his recipe, a substance that surrounds objects with a membrane that allows them to hold a shape. The added ingredient prevented the water and flour globule from imploding into a gloopy mess.

The video comes with a clear warning: “This is potentially very dangerous,” the Youtube user wrote in the video’s description.

“If water leaks out while the sphere is frying in hot oil, it may explode sending scalding oil everywhere. Do not attempt without proper safety precautions.”

The video has been watched close to 600,000 times.