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Watch a Football Slam Into This Guy’s Head in Super Slow Motion

The Slow Mo Guys have come up with some wonderfully original experiments to film with their high-speed camera. But the footage they capture is always the most fascinating, or excruciating, when they turn their slo-mo camera on themselves. Read More >>

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SloMo Video Reveals How WW1 Fighters Didn’t Shoot Their Propellers Off

There are endless documentaries that explain the clever technology that allowed World War I fighter planes to fire their machine guns through their propellers without hitting the blades. But The Slow Mo Guys used their high-speed cameras so you can finally see exactly what’s happening. Read More >>

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Crashing a Lego Plane in Slow Motion is Spectacularly Destructive

The Slow Mo Guys have channelled their inner 10-year-olds for their latest high-speed experiment that involves crashing a Lego airliner into a miniature city built of plastic bricks. Read More >>

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Time Appears to Slow Down Inside This Magical Picture Frame

Jeff Lieberman’s Slow Dance picture frame appears to rely on magic to make objects float in stunning, strange slow motion. But it’s science that gets all the credit here, cleverly manipulating what your eyes see. Read More >>

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Paint Powder on a Drum Becomes an Explosive Rainbow With Every Hit

Is it really any surprise that pointing a Phantom Flex high-speed camera at a drum covered in colorful paint pigments would produce stunning results at 1,000 frames per second? Not at all. But the results from The Slow Mo Guys’ latest video are especially spectacular as you watch the shockwaves launch an explosive rainbow in all directions. Read More >>

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Do Not Watch This Slo-Mo Video of a Dude Sticking His Tongue in a Mouse Trap

Everything is usually way cooler in slow-motion. An amazing cricket catch, a kick-ass movie fight scene, a gravity-defying skateboard trick—but apparently that logic doesn’t apply to some dude sticking his tongue in a loaded mouse trap. If you don’t cringe in horror when watching this, then you’re not human. Read More >>

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Watching 1,000 Frubes Yoghurts be Eviscerated is Pure Joy

Hands up who doesn't love portable fermented milk? Thought so. Well, look away now Activia activists because the Slow-Mo Guys have taken tubes of Frubes (well, specifically Go-Gurt, the American equivalent of on-the-go yoghurt) and decided to crush the poor unsuspecting comestibles with an anvil. Read More >>

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An Underwater Bullet at 27,450 FPS Is Breathtaking

You may remember our friend Destin at Smarter Every Day shooting an AK-47 underwater. It was a cool experiment, but the pressure caused the aquarium to shatter, ruining what we now know would have been an amazing shot. To solve this problem, he built a sort of reverse-periscope for a Phantom camera and shot the AK-47 in a pool. The results are absolutely stunning. Read More >>

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Whoa, What Makes This Chain of Beads Magically Float?

Here's a brilliant experiment you can do at home if you've got yourself a lengthy chain of metal beads, and a container big enough to hold them. You just take one end of the chain out and drop it so that it drags the rest with it, and almost immediately you'll see it rise up out of the container like it's magically defying gravity. Read More >>

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High Speed Footage Reveals an AK-47 Works Even Better Under Water

The AK-47 can be considered the Casio watch of the gun world. It takes a licking, and keeps on ticking, except that by ticking we of course mean firing round after round of ammunition. The automatic machine gun is based on a gas recoil system that uses the hot expanding gases of a bullet being fired to automatically rechamber the next round, and surprisingly, it appears to work even better under water. Read More >>

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Slo-Mo Lightning Footage Is Why High Speed Cameras Were Invented

The odds of capturing a lightning bolt on a high-speed camera in the wild are probably pretty similar to getting hit yourself — slim to nil. So to vastly improve their chances, the slo-mo team at BBC Earth Productions visited the Morgan-Botti Lightning Lab in England where the electrifying bolts are produced every day. Read More >>

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Incredible Slo-Mo Footage Of the Pistol Shrimp’s Devastating Attack

Most clawed crustaceans use their pincers like a pair of deadly scissors, either for defense or tearing apart their prey. But the Pistol Shrimp has developed a far more devastating use for it. Its claw is able to open and snap shut with enough force to create a cavitation shockwave that kills fish and even heats the water to an impossible 7,000+ degrees fahrenheit. If any creature was meant to be studied in slow motion, this is it. Read More >>

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Shaolin Warrior Stunts Are Even Crazier In Slo-Mo

If you live in a fairly well-populated city you've probably been visited by one of those Shaolin Warrior travelling shows. But the next time they roll through your town you should save your money and instead queue up this fantastic high-speed footage of their incredible acrobatics as captured by BBC Earth Productions. Read More >>

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A Slo-Mo Mouse Eye View of a Barn Owl Swooping In For the Kill Is Terrifying

Given you rarely see owls in the day outside of a zoo or museum setting, you've probably never thought of them as stone cold killers. But when hunting at night they can be as terrifying as a hawk, particularly if you happen to see them swooping in from a mouse's point of view. Read More >>

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A Hawk Hunting in Super Slow Motion Will Make You Glad You’re Not Its Prey

BBC Earth Productions is back with another mesmerising bit of high-speed footage that captures hawks as they're swooping in to attack their prey. Seeing all of the bird's complex feather mechanics in action as it slows mid-air to snatch its target is utterly fascinating, and seeing it extend those terrifying claws will make you happy you're not a tiny rodent caught in its crosshairs. [YouTube via Laughing Squid] Read More >>