Youtube Didn’t Send This Guy a Silver Play Button So He Made His Own… With Real Silver And Gold

YouTube rewards channels for how many subscribers they have. Passing 100,000, gets you a Silver Play Button award.

But seven months after hitting that benchmark, Cody from Cody’s Lab got tired of waiting for YouTube to send him one and decided to make his own.

Cody spends a lot of time on his channel doing science experiments “from scratch”—turning pee into gunpowder, extracting iodine from seaweed, and refining precious metals.

With lots of the stuff already laying around, he cast the button out of pure silver in a clay mold.