Using liquid nitrogen inside a thermos with a tube sticking out of it, YouTube s TheBackyardScientist created a crude home-made freeze ray.

To see what it was really capable of, and to answer a question that has been puzzling comic book fans for years, he then blasted it at a flamethrower to see which simulated superpower would win out.

If you had to choose which X-Men power you d want in real life, it turns out Iceman s freezing abilities wouldn t be a bad choice because in this experiment the home-made freeze-ray eventually extinguished the flamethrower—but we d still take Wolverine s retractable claws.

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