Psst! Wanna see a melting volcano of cheese? Watch what happens when the famous red-hot nickel ball is placed on a brick of Velveeta. It doesn't sink in quite as fast as you'd expect, but the Velveeta does liquify under the heat. The conclusion is that while Velveeta will not protect you in a knife fight, it might make good armor against musket balls. Quick! Get the chips! -via Gizmodo
Cue the argument over whether Velveeta is cheese. Wikipedia says Velveeta has "a taste that is identified as a type of American cheese." It is labeled as a "Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product," which is a classification that the FDA doesn't have standards for. So who knows.
Previously: The red-hot nickel ball tackles a block of ice and Areogel and Pop Rocks.