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Cooking an Airbag Turns a Microwave Door Into a Missile

Despite an endless list of fascinating and destructive experiments you can try, microwaves should really only be used to heat food. Not lightbulbs, not highlighters, and definitely not an airbag from a car. Unless you’ve got a high-speed camera to record the microwave’s door turning into a high-speed missile. Read More >>

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A Gigantic Six-Foot-Wide Water Balloon Will Instantly Drown Your Victim

If the internet has taught us anything, it’s that everything is cooler in slow motion, and bigger is always better. So if you’re going to the trouble of making a monstrous water balloon measuring six feet across, you better make sure you get some awesome high-speed footage when the whole thing goes kaboom. Read More >>

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A Super Slow Mo Rocket Launch Reveals a Spectacular Fireworks Show

As fun as building your own six-foot model rocket might be, launching it is no where near as impressive as watching one of NASA’s towering rockets blast into orbit—unless you point a high-speed camera at it. At 28,000 frames per second, a wonderful pyrotechnics show is revealed as it leaves the launch pad. Read More >>

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Slo-Mo Video Reveals Batteries Become Tiny Missiles When You Light Them on Fire

By now we’ve all seen how dangerous some batteries can be, but the Slow Mo Guys are back with some more incredible slow-motion footage revealing that even the seemingly innocuous AA batteries stuffed in your TV remote can easily turn into a high-speed, exploding projectile if you’re not careful. Read More >>

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Slo-Mo Footage of an Exploding American Football is Far Better Than the Super Bowl

If you’re finding it hard to wait until Sunday for the only day Britain is legally allowed to care about NFL, The Slow Mo Guys have something that should tide you over: They used a Phantom V2511 high-speed camera to film a severely overinflated American football at 28,000 frames per second. Read More >>

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Watch a Reinforced Steel Rod Break Like a Weak Little Twig

Inside nearly everything made of concrete, you’ll find reinforced steel rods that compress the material, making buildings, bridges, and other structures even stronger. The rods aren’t designed to break easily, but when they do, the best way to watch the destructive results is through the lens of a slow motion camera. Read More >>

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An RC Toy Looks Like a Hollywood Stunt Car in Super Slow Motion

It’s one of the oldest tricks in Hollywood: if you want a tiny model to look like a full-size vehicle, you just need to film it with a high speed camera. As The Slow Mo Guys demonstrate in their latest round of experiments, a couple of Traxxas XO-1 RC cars suddenly look like there’s a Hollywood stuntperson behind the wheel when filmed doing stunts at 1,000 frames per second. [YouTube] Read More >>

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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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Leg Waxing in Extreme Slow Motion Is Excruciating to Watch

We already know that waxing any part of your body is extremely unpleasant. But the point is further driven home when you watch The Slow Mo Guys wax their own legs at 28,000 frames per second through the lens of a Phantom V2511 slo-mo camera. Living with hairy legs doesn’t seem so awful in comparison. [YouTube] 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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Watch a Giant Water Balloon Explode With Someone Inside It

It’s always fun to see water balloons explode in slow motion because you get to see the skin of the balloon peel back and then actually get a glimpse of the water suspended in the air for the briefest of moments. So it’s even more fun when the water balloon is comically huge and a person is inside said comically huge water balloon. Read More >>

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High-Speed Proof of an Airbag’s Violent Life-Saving Power

It's been described as getting hit with a basketball thrown point blank at your face, but if you ever experience an airbag deployment you're probably not going to complain since it most likely saved your life. Unless you're a glass of water, as this wonderful high-speed footage reveals. Read More >>

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The Best Way to Paint Is with Slow Motion Explosions

Blowing stuff up is a blast in more ways than one, but only occasionally can you venture to call it art. This is an edge case. Ever an explosive duo, the Slow Mo guys have moved from pans of gasoline to bottles of paint and firecrackers and made some pretty colourful explosions. Read More >>

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Bubbles Bursting At 18,000 FPS Is as Hypnotic as It Sounds

We've probably all seen high-speed footage of soap bubbles detonating in mid-air. But footage shot at 18,000 frames per second? That brings a whole new level of awesome to this childhood pastime. Just makes sure you stop and remember the countless bubbles that had to die so The Slow Mo Guys could bring us this lovely footage. Your deaths were not in vain. [YouTube] Read More >>