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What If You Fell Into a Pool of Molten Metal?

Imagine working at a steel mill. You somehow landed a job. It’s your first day, and you are assigned to the forge. Alright, let’s make some metal. You try to show off your expert smithing skills to your coworkers but, unfortunately, you slip and fall into a pool of molten metal. Whoops. How could the type of molten metal determine your fate? Could the Leidenfrost effect help you survive? What kind of thermal, protective suit could protect you? Would surviving the fall come with lead poisoning? Can a suit made from hafnium help you in any way?

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