What Happens When You Fill A Balloon With Liquid Nitrogen?

Spoiler alert: boom

Liquid Nitrogen Balloon

Liquid Nitrogen Balloon

What happens when you put liquid nitrogen in a balloon?Youtube

Ever wonder what happens when you fill a balloon with liquid nitrogen? Then you're in good company. Liquid nitrogen is sort of the best of both worlds as balloon-filling substances go: as a liquid that converts to gas rapidly as it's exposed to normal temperatures, it's equal parts air balloon and "water" balloon.

Youtube experimenter Grant Thompson went to the trouble of finding out what happens when you add liquid nitrogen to a balloon, and you can pretty much guess what happens.

Poor balloons, always getting put through the ringer for our amusement. Watch below: