Let's crawl inside a giant water balloon and fill it with water until it pops

The Slo Mo Guys wanted to find out what would happen if you went inside a big balloon and filled it with water until it pops. There is probably a rule 34 subreddit for this.

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Watch breathtaking fireballs through a trippy kaleidoscopic effect

For their film Fire, Saulo Jamariqueli and Dirk Rees put a couple of fire breathers in a dark studio with a reflective surface, then ran the impressive footage through a kaleidoscope filter, making it even cooler. Read the rest

Watching a balloon pop underwater in slow motion is deeply psychedelic

Warped Perception trained their Phantom Flex 4K Slow Motion Camera on an air balloon popping underwater. The result is wonderfully trippy, especially in high-definition. (via Nerdist)

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When animals attack... in super-slow motion

Makes me wonder what I looked like this morning attacking that chocolate donut.

(BBC Earth Unplugged via Neatorama)

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Mousetrap vs. hot dog

If you ever doubted the ability of a simple mousetrap to rid your household of pesky hot dogs...

(via Cliff Pickover)

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Watch magnets do ballet in slow motion

Taofledermaus writes:

Neodynmium magnets and a high speed camera? It turns out it is, as the kids say, oddly satisfying. I was practicing with some macro shots with the Chronos high speed camera, using LED lighting and filming at around 4000 frames per second. I dropped some hard drive magnets and noticed the magnets behaved very oddly and unpredictably.

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Card deck in hydraulic press explodes in super slow-mo

If you like The Slow Mo Guys and The Hydraulic Press Channel, you might enjoy this mashup of a deck of cards getting smooshed at 28,500 fps and 90,000 pounds of force. Read the rest

Extremely slow-motion video of a ball hitting glass

This video of a ball hitting a pane of glass was shot at 10 million frames per second with a HyperVision HPV-X camera.

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Exploding soda cans with electromagnets in slow motion

Joe Hanson from It’s Okay to be Smart and Dianna Cowern from Physics Girl met up with Joe DiPrima of Arc Attack to sear aluminum cans apart with a powerful electromagnet.

Watch a soda can rip itself apart in a fiery explosion at 11,000fps with a Phantom high speed camera. Running a current through a coil, produces an electromagnet. Turn up the voltage in this experiment, and make that current strong enough, and your electromagnet can rip a soda can in half. Or rather, make the can rip itself in half!

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Watch a bullet destroy light bulbs in super-slow motion

This satisfying new video from the Crazy Russian Hacker reminds me of Harold E. Edgerton's iconic "Bullet through Apple" photo from 1964, seen below.

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Lightning storm recorded at 7,000 frames per second

In this video from the Florida Institute of Technology, professor Ningyu Liu at the Geospace Physics Laboratory "caught a beautiful lightning show from a recent storm. It’s recorded at 7000 frames per second and the playback speed is 700 frames per second." Read the rest

Kitten pops a water balloon in slow motion

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Slow motion video of drill bit covered in many colors of paint

The Slow Mo Guys aimed their high-speed video camera at a spinning drill bit covered in paint. The result was pretty. Read the rest

Watch the late Alan Rickman have a very dramatic cup of tea

From David Michalek's "Portraits in Dramatic Time." RIP, Alan Rickman.

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Mesmerizing slow motion beauty of tennis racket annihilating Jell-O

The Slow Mo Guys smash Jell-O with a tennis racket and the super slow motion footage is beautiful.

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Watch 6,000 match heads ignite in super-slow motion

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Match Head Bomb video: 6000 matches in a blender, shot at at 2500fps

The Slow Mo guys are back at it with an amazing, totally unsafe, possibly illegal homemade pyrotechnics display. Read the rest

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