This video not only shows you how to make water drops levitate above a surface and even move around on their own, but explains the science behind it.

The science is called the Leidenfrost Effect and simply explained, when water is placed on a surface that is at a very hot temperature, rather than evaporate, a small steam pocket forms under the water causing it to rise above the hot surface and also move around.

As explained in the video, certain chemicals allow this to happen at a lower temperature and even allow water to climb uphill.

It's a trick most people shouldn't try at home, but if you do, proceed with great caution and necessary protection as the amount of heat required can cause severe burns.

Here's another demonstration of the Leidenfrost Effect.

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