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Sub-Zero’s Ice Axe | The Science of Mortal Kombat

Sub-Zero creates axes using his icy powers to cut down and decapitate his enemies in Mortal Kombat, but could ice actually hold up to all that punishment? Kyle sees if it makes the cut on this episode of The Science of Mortal Kombat!
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  1. Because Science

    Because Science

    3 tháng trước

    Thanks so much for watching Super Nerds! We are now halfway through THE SCIENCE OF MORTAL KOMBAT. This is what happens when we put our best edges (it's really hard to sharpen ice like you would a sword!) on ice and ice analog weapons. Scorpion science is next, premiering here on the channel 4/1 (and I'm not fooling you). -- kH

    • X-01 Synth

      X-01 Synth

      28 ngày trước

      Did sharpen the ice tho I know it melts faster when it’s but only a little won’t hurt it

    • Hunter Leighty

      Hunter Leighty

      Tháng trước

      I think an object like a potato peeler would work well with sharpening the paper towel ice axe

    • Billy Bob

      Billy Bob

      Tháng trước

      Isn’t there a thing called blue ice?

    • Hamatamna11 Hamatamna11

      Hamatamna11 Hamatamna11

      Tháng trước

      I have a question, what makes u think that, the axe made of ice? The blade in the game looks blue/grey, not in any way transparent, but more like an oxygen crystal that is blue when frozen. What if he actually freezes oxygen/co2/o3 and water. Maybe just like with metals, carbon is brittle but carbonated steel is not, could this be the same thing in this case, that some mixture of air, co2, water and o3 becomes tensile enough to make 1 cut? And support it s own weight?

    • Timothy Hart

      Timothy Hart

      Tháng trước

      Because Science you should try using dry ice and ice crystals



    18 giờ trước

    On the second round it most likely didn’t work because your minion hit him in the skull instead of the fleas he, and the ice was doll rather then sharp

  3. Dip Mations

    Dip Mations

    Ngày trước

    *Ice Cold*

  4. eGo Moe

    eGo Moe

    Ngày trước

    a axe in that shape cuts nothing even it is made of steel...

  5. Huncho


    2 ngày trước

    This guy would've voiced sonya better than ronda tbh

  6. Shadow Shots

    Shadow Shots

    2 ngày trước

    Try sharper pycrete



    2 ngày trước

    You forgot to sharpen it

  8. Jonathan Tinoco

    Jonathan Tinoco

    3 ngày trước

    Yup Sub Zero uses magic because he's part of the Lin Kuei and that's basically what it is... because of Cyrax Sektor and everyone else in the Lin Kuei

  9. Jaime Gonzalez

    Jaime Gonzalez

    3 ngày trước

    nah man you just cant make the axe as cold as he can

  10. Specter_ 101

    Specter_ 101

    3 ngày trước

    Sub zero’s ice is magical that’s why

  11. sandra morris

    sandra morris

    4 ngày trước

    Why did y'all not use a dry ice mold Campbell and blade combination I do believe that why ice age more durable than regular ice. And on top of that nearest sharper edge then that composited when y'all had

  12. Christian Lam

    Christian Lam

    4 ngày trước

    Love this series! Please do more!

  13. Bloxface


    5 ngày trước

    SubZero had ice power when his ice axe is start broke his axe will automatically rebuilding self

  14. Lninjago YT

    Lninjago YT

    6 ngày trước

    5:43 When my dad shows a meme to my friends

  15. J1mmy M

    J1mmy M

    7 ngày trước

    You can make ice a LOT stronger by freezing water together with cotton threads. That's science.

  16. Daniel-.


    7 ngày trước

    $10 Thor

  17. Juan Taduran

    Juan Taduran

    7 ngày trước

    Is it just me or does Kyle Hill remind you of Jake Roper from Vsauce2?

  18. smash_ Potato -_-

    smash_ Potato -_-

    9 ngày trước

    You need to sharpen it

  19. Ethercraft EC

    Ethercraft EC

    10 ngày trước

    all he says is Maaagic..

  20. Kapitän JadeDejavu

    Kapitän JadeDejavu

    11 ngày trước

    your axe didn't have a cutting edge, it was too blunt to cut very well

  21. Black Death

    Black Death

    12 ngày trước

    I think sub zero is using blue ice and is all ways keeps it cold and sharp. Hope you guys use blue ice one day if you can

  22. D-man Awd

    D-man Awd

    12 ngày trước

    Well Sub Zeros power is to manifest ice at absolute zero, he then keeps the ice constantly frozen at sub zero temperatures so it's a lot harder to break. He also creates them with a sharp edge so it's a lot easier to cut, plus this game has gods in it and it might be hard for a regular person to decapitate someone with a not so sharp object. You would need technology that we probably won't have for awhile to replicate his axe.

  23. Garrett Harriman

    Garrett Harriman

    12 ngày trước


  24. Zang Master

    Zang Master

    13 ngày trước

    Cool vid but it ain't sharp. So not surprising it won't cut.

  25. Fortnight All night

    Fortnight All night

    13 ngày trước

    It’s not a spear it’s a kunai Jesus



    14 ngày trước

    Sub zero is very strong

  27. Auxilium


    14 ngày trước

    What if sub-zero produced blue ice the strongest ice known to humans also your axes are made with a much duller blade than shown in the mortal combat games

  28. Logan Moller

    Logan Moller

    14 ngày trước

    I think it's not from the ice being too weak to cut the head I think it was that terribly shaped blade edge as wide as the Pacific Ocean. You're swinging an axe blade not an iceberg. You could very well have used some type of saw or ice cutting tools to make a better blade

  29. aswd90


    14 ngày trước

    But wouldn't Blue Ice work better? It is the strongest ice in the wolrd.

  30. Deryam Torres

    Deryam Torres

    14 ngày trước


  31. Donnie G.

    Donnie G.

    15 ngày trước

    4:53 am let's get it

  32. AJ Alonzo

    AJ Alonzo

    16 ngày trước

    Probably would have been more accurate if you could have sharpened the ice. Blunt force isn't everything when it comes to decapitation. Your tools have to be able to cut muscle, bone, tendon, everything that's in the neck and a dull axe will not do that. Still a cool video.

  33. Eterna Pesadilla

    Eterna Pesadilla

    16 ngày trước

    That axe wasn't even sharp. And who says the axe doesn't have sharpened blue metal incorperated in it. It's magic, *it's based on ILLUSSIONS.* you guys piss me off... =¿=

  34. TOO Saucy Dom

    TOO Saucy Dom

    16 ngày trước

    You should’ve sharpened it

  35. 369sty


    17 ngày trước

    Love your channel 👍🙌🤘🤟🤙👏😊 i love science

  36. Abby Lim

    Abby Lim

    17 ngày trước

    Blades Of Chaos(Scorpion) Leviathan Axe(Sub-Zero) Mjolnir + StormBreaker(Raiden)

  37. Joynel Bonet Delgado

    Joynel Bonet Delgado

    17 ngày trước

    Science most make sense MK doesn't

  38. Amy Low

    Amy Low

    18 ngày trước

    What im thinking rn is that sub zero constantly freezes the axe

  39. JulienKiing !

    JulienKiing !

    18 ngày trước

    11:00 Shortcut

  40. Christopher Lupoi

    Christopher Lupoi

    18 ngày trước

    This whole experiment was sloppy as they didn’t use the strongest ice and it wasn’t sharpest 😪

  41. Stacy Iguodala

    Stacy Iguodala

    19 ngày trước

    Lazy you need to revisit this use a stronger ice and SHARPEN THE BLADE. You were never gonna cut anything with those dull blades.

  42. Nemuel Yao

    Nemuel Yao

    19 ngày trước

    Maybe SubZero weaves the ice with some hair strands to reinforce it

  43. Death Star

    Death Star

    19 ngày trước

    I’m pretty sure his axe was sharp not mostly smooth

  44. SokaN


    20 ngày trước

    Next experiment can a human being put out ice from his hands?can a human being walk if he brakes his foot?can a human being do the liu kangs lalalalalallalalala? For fuck sake what am i watching in the year 2019?

  45. Hellbeast


    20 ngày trước

    Your issue is that you basically tried to forge a weapon out of the same material ice cubes are made of. No wonder why it snapped. There are much stronger and denser structures of ice. For example blue ice which is what icebergs are made out and is some of the densest ice formationss around. But it also forms with a different type of water. You were using tap at best. To make it work, you would have had to use different structures of ice with varying properties and densities... Like you would a real weapon (which is why you don't really see many weapons that's comprised of the same material throughout the structure) Also as for your edge, you really should have sharpened it and then brushed it over very lightly with a low flame. It would have made your edge slightly harder and sharper

  46. Oppai Lord

    Oppai Lord

    20 ngày trước

    That axe isn't even sharp like sub zero have

  47. THE LINK


    20 ngày trước


  48. LittleImpaler


    20 ngày trước

    There's a lot of butt hurt Sub-zero fan. Magic doesn't exist. Hence they couldn't do it like Sub-zero.

  49. JerichoHasAVlog


    20 ngày trước

    Sharpen the edges

  50. Da Nope Meister

    Da Nope Meister

    21 ngày trước

    First time I've seen you fail at science. One, is can be very very strong. There's ices that are stronger than metal. AND you guys basically didn't even sharpen it lmao. Cmon



    21 ngày trước

    *Game theorist joined the chat*

  52. Matas Ringaila

    Matas Ringaila

    21 ngày trước

    Or make it sharper

  53. Matas Ringaila

    Matas Ringaila

    21 ngày trước

    Did they sharpen it?

  54. Нил Федулов

    Нил Федулов

    21 ngày trước

    no pressured ice test, no sharpening. dislike it.

  55. Нил Федулов

    Нил Федулов

    21 ngày trước

    shaggy is too mannered it is VERY hard to watch him shakinngs

  56. Alonzo Backus

    Alonzo Backus

    21 ngày trước

    Sub zero can keep the sharpness thanks to his power

  57. Brantheman_ 023

    Brantheman_ 023

    21 ngày trước

    I think sub zero continuously applying ice to his weapons that can cause the ice to become stronger or something like that idk someone fix this up for me

    • Brantheman_ 023

      Brantheman_ 023

      19 ngày trước

      Thank you have a cookie 🍪

    • Gamertech


      20 ngày trước

      He controls ice so he probably condenses it as much as he can like some ice forms. That or he continually creates it so whenever he hits someone, it might not break but it cracks and he instantly repairs it

  58. Manny Flanders

    Manny Flanders

    21 ngày trước

    Is it me or does the material of that Dummy head thing seem way WAY stronger than Human Flesh🤷🏽‍♂️, doesn’t seem as Kyle said “Similar” to human flesh...

  59. sheepsheep


    21 ngày trước

    Good luck cutting things with a blunt edge. Science so profound, ye?

  60. Leandro Castelli

    Leandro Castelli

    21 ngày trước

    Ehem, cof cof

  61. MoonMystic 6

    MoonMystic 6

    21 ngày trước

    To be fair while it melts he has the ability to freeze and refreeze at will making up for any weaknesses during his swing

  62. Just Hans

    Just Hans

    22 ngày trước

    Why do you think devs think about sense

  63. DNice5865


    22 ngày trước

    Is his ice frozen water though?

  64. Weltrix


    22 ngày trước

    Endgame thor making a mjolnir creating thor to make an ice stormbreaker

  65. Yander Dreams

    Yander Dreams

    22 ngày trước

    Sub zero is stronger than your minion. When sub Zero summons his ice sword, and strikes you with it, it actually shatters in the game



    22 ngày trước

    That flashback was so dame funny

  67. Yander Dreams

    Yander Dreams

    22 ngày trước

    Sharpen the ice

  68. Yander Dreams

    Yander Dreams

    22 ngày trước

    I hope that room is freezing.

  69. Yander Dreams

    Yander Dreams

    22 ngày trước

    Thor looking ass

  70. Yander Dreams

    Yander Dreams

    22 ngày trước

    But is it ice?

  71. Satsujin-


    22 ngày trước

    Now I see why this guy didnt make the thor cut

  72. Nuah gaming

    Nuah gaming

    22 ngày trước

    It's maybe not magic it could be an ice material called ice 7 where it stays in it's form and doesn't lose shape And if you don't know what ice 7 is look it up

  73. L 4

    L 4

    23 ngày trước

    Doesn't the liquid have something to do? what if it's not frozen water ? what if i freeze something else

  74. David Poopy

    David Poopy

    23 ngày trước

    He has magic already because he was born with ice powers

  75. BLack GoLD

    BLack GoLD

    23 ngày trước

    Sub zero's cryomancey powers are capable of producing cold temperatures that cannot be replicated on earth. Its because of this extremely cold temperature that his weapons stay very durable and sharp.

  76. Columbine Collin

    Columbine Collin

    23 ngày trước

    Sharpen the axe???

  77. What’s your Bower Level Biche

    What’s your Bower Level Biche

    23 ngày trước

    It wasn’t even sharp lmao

  78. the swagsnake

    the swagsnake

    23 ngày trước

    Dudes says "minions!" And a black person walks out Idiots: Racist

  79. Ahmed Aden

    Ahmed Aden

    23 ngày trước

    Am I the only one who saw this in their recommendation?

  80. Thulest


    23 ngày trước

    If you look to Aquaman, yeah. Has Thor met him yet?

  81. Jay Comic

    Jay Comic

    23 ngày trước

    How come they didn’t really sharpen the edge

  82. I'm Levyathin

    I'm Levyathin

    24 ngày trước

    Technically somebody who controls ice through the use of magic doesnt need specific ice. He can literally just harden it and change its form anyway he wants.

  83. Виктор Авдеев

    Виктор Авдеев

    24 ngày trước


  84. Rian Freeman

    Rian Freeman

    24 ngày trước

    He's a ninja it's chakra and ice 🤣🤣



    24 ngày trước

    Well no shit

  86. Максим Грязнов

    Максим Грязнов

    24 ngày trước


  87. ØverLørd YT

    ØverLørd YT

    24 ngày trước

    I came here to see an ice axe not learn stuff

  88. Juribe17


    24 ngày trước

    The composit wasn't even sharp

  89. Karthik Gurumurthy

    Karthik Gurumurthy

    24 ngày trước

    Can you please make a series for all the awesome science in The Wandering Earth?

  90. MrSauceke


    24 ngày trước

    A more simple way of describing ice. Crunchy water.

  91. martin salguero

    martin salguero

    24 ngày trước

    You look like Thor from the movie Thor

  92. Brenda Guardian

    Brenda Guardian

    25 ngày trước

    You look like thor

  93. Erin Hand

    Erin Hand

    25 ngày trước

    As some one who grew up near a glacier I can tell you that ice can be very sharp.

  94. Josiah Hause

    Josiah Hause

    25 ngày trước

    I wanna see one done with dry ice

  95. Mr Rainbow

    Mr Rainbow

    25 ngày trước

    It wasn’t sharp tho, what’d you expect to happen



    25 ngày trước

    Sub zero: *tries fatality and axe breaks* Sub zero: FUCK

  97. firestorm5432


    25 ngày trước

    I've got an idea make the axe sharp like axes

  98. Muhammad Saleh

    Muhammad Saleh

    25 ngày trước

    11:05 ur welcome

  99. Marco Ibarra

    Marco Ibarra

    25 ngày trước

    That was very sharp bro

  100. Cheko Ramos

    Cheko Ramos

    25 ngày trước

    Well if you use blue eyes with your very cold but a very cold you may have a chance of doing that but yeah bludgeoning gives the weapon

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