In this video a man sticks his hand into a jar full of molten sodium acetate and has it crystallize with his hand inside.
This works because the substance is not “ice” as in water, but a different substance called sodium acetate trihydrate. Normally solid sodium acetate was melted into a liquid that was then supercooled to below its melting point. In this state, adding nucleation sites, like the crystals on the man’s hand, rapidly causes the rest of the sodium acetate to crystallize.
WARNING: If you suffer from photosensitive epilepsy, please do not view this video.
Look only at the letters in the center of the video.
If you follow the video’s instructions, when you look away you will continue to see wavy lines in your wall or on the floor. This happens due to an optical illusion that is the result of repeated psychological stimulation. When the video ends and you look away, your brain still expects to see the waves, and therefore it creates them for you. Saying the letters out loud doesn’t really play a role, it just ensures that you are focusing on the center of the screen, where you can best receive the stimulus.
For best results, view the video full screen on an HD display. The resultant hallucination is temporary and should wear off within a couple of minutes.
Read more at http://www.iflscience.com/brain/video-causes-natural-hallucinations#JZeeQghUFsw5LBcG.99