In extreme heat, canola oil and some soup explode in a huge mushroom cloud

Here are some folks bringing in the new year with a sky high blast of hot oil and chicken soup.

I’ve set the video to start just a few seconds before the explosion. Back it up to the beginning to see the set up and hear the explanation of what’s happening. To be honest, though, I listened to the guys talking about what they were doing twice and I still have no clue what’s going on.

Fortunately, the explosion is awesome whether I understand it or not…