Magnets are very cool, and I’d wager everyone who has ever put hands on a pair has moved them ever slowly closer together in hopes to catch that moment when the attraction is too strong, and they slam together.
Inspired by a classic YouTube video, The Slow Mo Guys decided to deploy a couple of airbags in microwave ovens so that they could capture the destruction at 2,000 frames per second. It is an awesome idea, because who doesn’t love to watch things getting demolished in slow motion?
Not long ago we watched a video of a LEGO Porsche being strapped to a real crash test sled and smashed into an obstacle. The LEGO Porsche was thoroughly destroyed in the test. Now we have another LEGO car being crushed into blocky bits after being fired out of some sort of air cannon.
At some point or another we have all imagined what the explosion inside of a combustion engine looks like. That’s because engines are fascinating, and you unfortunately can’t see inside of them while this is happening.
Do you like to watch things get destroyed, or maybe just have a grudge against iMacs? Then this video is for you. In this clip, we see the Slow Mo Guys destroying an old iMac with a blast traveling at over 4,000 miles per hour from a combustion tube.
It’s no mystery what happens when you drop a huge concrete block onto a car. The car gets completely obliterated and smashed. It is one of those destructive things that is oddly satisfying and a guilty pleasure to watch.
Watching things explode or break in slow motion is fun. That’s why Gavin Free and Dan Gruchy of The Slow Mo Guys built a LEGO airplane and a LEGO city, then recorded their destruction with their high speed cameras.
Check out this ultra-slow-motion video of Destin Sandlin of Smarter Every Day firing a homemade clear PVC potato cannon. It’s fun and educational.
It is very cool to see the explosion in the chamber. At one point, Destin tries to figure out if it’s better to ignite the cannon from the back end or the middle of the combustion chamber.
Ever wonder why you wouldn’t want to get your finger caught in the blades of a drone? Watch this video and find out. Watching things like fruit, donuts, sausages and other things fall like rain in slow-motion and be chopped up by this drone’s blades is truly hypnotic.
I’ve been watching this CD shatter for like five minutes straight. This is another brilliant piece of work from the Slow Mo Guys. They like to show what happens when you watch stuff in super slow motion – stuff your eyes don’t see in real time.
Everything looks more interesting in slow motion, even if it’s just some dude choking on cinnamon dust. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you perceived your surroundings in slow motion? The Decelerator Helmet was made precisely for that purpose.
I have a DSLR camera that I bought mostly for the fast shutter speed, so I could actually get pictures of my kids rather than photos of elbows or ears thanks to the wait for the shutter to go off on a point and shoot.
These days, there are even cheap consumer cameras that can shoot high-speed video. However, the resolution loss in high speed mode is so abysmal that it pretty much prevents you from shooting the cool sort of slow-motion action shots you really wanted to capture in the first place.
While a lot of Apple fans out there are no doubt crying themselves to sleep because they still don’t have an iPad 2, iOS accessory maker Zagg decided to shoot five brand new units of Apple’s latest tablet with a shotgun for an advertisement, and just to rub it in, the ad is in slow-motion.
While I do see the photographic beauty in these exploding Xbox 360 consoles, just like the Apple products that were shot, I wonder if his is just a colossal waste. Admittedly, it makes a bold statement.