字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント - I'm Coyote Peterson and I'm about to enter the burn zone with a hot spring. Here we go. Argh! (yelling) (panting) (yelling) (animal growling) (jungle music) Over the course of my career, I have done some arguably crazy things like being bitten intentionally by an alligator. (yelling) or happily submitting my self to a sting from the Japanese Giant Hornet. (yelling) All of my brushes with intense pain have been done in the name of science and education. So today's experiment loosely falls into those exact same categories. As an extreme educator, this is also the point where I tell you never attempt to recreate the following science experiment. Thermopolis, Wyoming is without question one of the greatest locations the brave wilderness team and I have ever visited. It's a quaint little town and with a population of around three thousand people, it has an unforgettable charm. They are famous for many things including the world-renowned Wyoming Dinosaur Center, where aspiring paleontologists can actually spend a day looking for fossils. Then you have Dairyland which proudly boasts being the birthplace of pickle pops. Yep, this is where I set the world record for eating ten of these salty treats in thirty minutes. (gagging sound) As if dinosaurs and pickle pops weren't enough, Thermopolis also has a very catchy nickname, The Hot City, which is rightfully earned as they stake claim to the world's largest mineral hot spring. Before we get hands-on with the hot springs for this brilliant experiment, first it's important that we understand the science behind these bubbling pools of beauty. These hot springs originate in the Owl Creek Mountains, where surface water like rain and melting snow seep down through layers of porous rock. As the water flows deeper into the earth, it's heated by a geothermal gradient. When the heated water reaches fractured rocks within the Thermopolis anticline, it's channeled back up to the surface and voila, you have hot springs. But are these hot springs hot enough to make me breakfast? We are just a few feet from the main source of Big Spring, which is the largest mineral spring in the entire United States. Now, this water... Oh yeah! Woo! Yeah, that is definitely hot. What we're gonna to try to do today is find out whether or not a hot spring can boil an egg. What I've done in advance is prepare a couple of eggs. So you see this here? That is an egg in cheesecloth tied to a shoestring. Now we're going to try this experiment in three different time intervals. Five minutes, fifteen minutes, and thirty minutes. This water stays at a consistent 127 degrees Fahrenheit. The actual boiling temperature of water is 212 degrees Fahrenheit. To make hard-boiled eggs, you usually need to put a fresh egg inside of boiling water and keep it there for ten minutes. So you may be saying to yourself well, the math doesn't exactly add up. If you have to have boiling water to make hard-boiled eggs, how's this experiment going to work? Basically what we're gonna do is keep the eggs in there longer than it would take to normally boil an egg and see what happens. Boiling eggs in the hot springs is completely fitting because the entire area already smells like rotten eggs. That's not because thousands of people have tried this experiment before me but instead as a result of gas bubbles rising to the surface that contain hydrogen sulfide. H2S is a colorless, poisonous, flammable, and corrosive chemical compound which has the distinct stench of rotten eggs. Talk about some delicious science. All right, it has officially been five minutes which means it's time to pull the first egg and gently slice open the cheesecloth. Wow, it's really hot. Okay, there it is. (tapping) Ah. Nope. Definitely not. Oh wow, it's hot, it's really hot, but it is definitely not hard-boiled. Not gonna be eating that one. I'm gonna actually just dump this off to the side here. We'll wait for another ten minutes for egg number two to maybe finish cooking. Hey Garrity, what time is it? I think it's been, it's been ten minutes or so. Oh yeah, actually it's been eleven minutes. Okay, we've gotta check the second egg. Oh yeah, that is a hot egg right there. (tapping) Aw, the shell is really soft but it is definitely not hard-boiled. Hold on, let me crack it open. Oh, it's hot. Way more gelatinous though. Look at that. Considerably thicker than the last egg. I can actually hold the entire thing in my palm. Okay, we're making some progress here. That is definitely starting to cook. Long before I had the idea to boil eggs, and even before the arrival of fur traders in the West, Native Americans discovered the hot springs and referred to them as medicine waters. It was believed that these springs had incredible healing powers which had the ability to cure everything from disease to gunshot wounds. Fast forward to the modern advancements in science, and today we know that the water in these springs has nearly six times the total dissolved solids found in drinking water, basically classifying these springs as a supercharged vitamin pill. Our first two eggs weren't exactly edible but with any luck our third egg is going to be the charm. Ah, that is a hot egg right there. It's just about my breakfast time so I'm really hoping that this egg is cooked so I can actually eat it. Here we go. There it is. An egg that has cooked for thirty minutes in a hot spring. Is it hard-boiled? I think there's a good chance. All right, here we go. One, two, (tapping) Oh! No, not fully cooked even after thirty minutes. (groans) Do you guys like your eggs extra runny? Oh no! It did not cook! Well, I guess that proves it. 127 degree Fahrenheit water is not capable, even after thirty minutes, of boiling an egg. Now I'm gonna get some of this yolk off of me. Ugh, oh smells horrible. Gross! Warning. Never attempt to recreate the following experiment as hot water can cause serious burns, trauma, and medical bills. Okay, this is it. The moment you have all been waiting for. Am I capable of keeping my hands in the scalding water of this natural hot spring? Now keep in mind, this is 127 degrees Fahrenheit.