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World’s Smallest Fire Extinguisher in Slow Motion

World’s Smallest Fire Extinguisher in Slow Motion

What you’re looking at is a tiny fire extinguisher called an E-Bulb. Designed to work in small, enclosed spaces, it can be installed inside electronics to prevent a fire from spreading. It works like a fuse and can stop the flow of electricity as well. The Slow Mo Guys captured footage of the invention at speeds up to 150,000 fps.

Playing Pool at 400 MPH

Playing Pool at 400 MPH

The most powerful pool breaks rarely exceed 30 mph. At least, that’s the case with human players. But The Slow Mo Guys tend to do things with a bit more impact. So they got their hands on a special canon that’s exactly the right size to launch a pool ball. Once they dialed in their aim, they recorded the carnage at 80,000 FPS.

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Capturing Electrical Arcs in Slow-Motion

Capturing Electrical Arcs in Slow-Motion

Mehdi Sadaghdar from ElectroBOOM has made a career out of playing with electricity. He teamed up with Gav and Dan of The Slow Mo Guys to shoot some high-voltage sparks from his tesla coil and Marx generator. They managed to capture some incredible shots at speeds up to 1,750,000 frames per second. Here’s Mehdi’s video.

Rainbow Trampoline

Rainbow Trampoline

The Slow Mo Guys have a tendency to get messy making their videos, but this time they’ve outdone themselves. After seeing other slow-motion videos with powders bounced off of a tennis racket, they super-sized the idea by covering a trampoline with colorful paint pigments – then Dan took a flying leap into it.

Firing a Bullet with a Tiny Bullet

Firing a Bullet with a Tiny Bullet

The Slow Mo Guys offer up a brief lesson on how bullets work, then show us what happens when you fire a projectile from a tiny pinfire gun at the primer from a normal-sized bullet. It’s fascinating to see how a bullet behaves when it doesn’t have a gun to contain it.

Exploding Stretch Armstrong in Slow Motion

Exploding Stretch Armstrong in Slow Motion

This wouldn’t be the first time we’ve seen Stretch Armstrong destroyed in horrible ways. But The Slow Mo Guys added their spin to the genre by capturing the carnage in slow motion. Like others, they filled the gooey kid’s toy with enough water to make it explode. Their high-speed footage also revealed Stretch’s true Achilles’ heel.

Bullet vs. Glass in Slow-Motion

Bullet vs. Glass in Slow-Motion

The Slow-Mo Guys do their best How Ridiculous impression by testing how many panes of glass they can shoot through with a single bullet. But it’s not that answer that’s the most interesting thing in this video; it’s the amazing high-speed footage of each bullet’s path and the destruction left in its wake.

Slow-Motion Explosions at Millions of FPS

Slow-Motion Explosions at Millions of FPS

The Slow-Mo Guys captured some of their most amazing explosion footage with the help of the Colorado School of Mines and a special high-speed camera from Shimadzu that can shoot up to 5 million frames per second – though only in a 256 frame burst. It’s not as colorful as the faster footage but it reveals never-before-seen details.

Giant Balloon Sandwich

Giant Balloon Sandwich

Over the years, Gav and Dan from The Slow Mo Guys have produced a number of videos which involve doing silly things with giant water balloons. This time, they sandwiched Dan between two of the heavy balloons and then popped them to capture a new perspective on the water-soaked action.

Pinball Machine Slow-Motion

Pinball Machine Slow-Motion

We’ve seen how pinball machines are made. Now, thanks to Gavin of The Slow Mo Guys, we can see exactly how they work as they kick steel balls around. He spent some quality time with Jersey Jack’s tricked-out Willy Wonka pinball machine to observe how its electro-mechanical playfield components work.

Exploding Eggs at 1 Million FPS

Exploding Eggs at 1 Million FPS

You’ve gotta break some eggs to make a YouTube video. The Slow Mo Guys broke out the big guns with the Phantom TMX 7510 high-speed camera to capture footage of eggs being pierced with a bullet at as much as 1 million frames per second. While the slowest shots are amazing, the resolution drops off dramatically around 100,000 fps.

Inside a Giant Soap Bubble

Inside a Giant Soap Bubble

Blowing and popping soap bubbles is fun – other than the slippery mess left on the floor afterward. The Slow Mo Guys had some fun making soap bubbles so big that a human can stand inside of it. The 50,000 fps slow-motion footage gives us a unique perspective on what it looks like as each bubble bursts.

Capacitor Explosions in Super Slow-Mo

Capacitor Explosions in Super Slow-Mo

When you pump too much voltage into a capacitor, it will eventually fail by exploding like a tiny bomb. Gav and Dan of The Slow Mo Guys pushed too much power through some of these ubiquitous energy storage devices to see what they looked like as they failed. The footage tops out at an incredible 187,500 fps.

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The Slow-Mo Guys: Dan’s Back

The Slow-Mo Guys: Dan’s Back

After a way-too-long breakup, The Slow Mo Guys are finally a duo again, with co-host Dan Grunchy returning to Texas after living abroad in the UK during the pandemic. In his first episode back, he makes the slowest entrance ever, then has some fun by diving into a wet swim cap while Gav records it at 1000 fps.

Vector Arcade Games in Super Slow-Motion

Vector Arcade Games in Super Slow-Motion

A while back The Slow Mo Guys showed off how TV screens display images in slow-motion. Now Gav is back to look at a different kind of arcade display, a vector graphics monitor used in Atari’s Tempest, Star Wars, and BattleZone. These displays draw images like an X/Y plotter rather than line-by-line or frame-by-frame.

If Every Second Lasted an Hour

If Every Second Lasted an Hour

How might we experience time if everything slowed down to 1/3600th of its current speed? With the help of a Phantom TMX 7510 high-speed camera, Gav from The Slow Mo Guys gives us a small taste of what life might be like at 90,000 frames per second. Want more? Here’s a guy falling into a pool for an hour.

Ultra-Slow-Motion Wine Glass Shatter

Ultra-Slow-Motion Wine Glass Shatter

You can make a wine glass shatter by playing a sound loudly and at its resonant frequency. But what exactly is going on when this happens? Gav from The Slow Mo Guys tested out the experiment in front of the Phantom TMX 7510 high-speed camera, capturing the wobbling and exploding glass at a crazy 187,500 fps.

High-Speed Robot, Slow-Mo Video

High-Speed Robot, Slow-Mo Video

Gav from The Slow Mo Guys mounted a fancy high-speed camera to the arm of an agile and precise robot. Combined with a remote triggering mechanism, he was able to capture some unique perspectives on their subject – a colorful fountain made from diet soda, Mentos, and their sponsor MiO’s instant drinks.

Shattering Glass in Super Slow-Mo

Shattering Glass in Super Slow-Mo

Unless you have a beater you don’t care about, we don’t recommend tossing a spark plug at your car window. Instead, we suggest watching The Slow Mo Guys video, in which Gav smashes sheets of tempered glass and captures the breakage at speeds up to 800,000 frames per second.

Slow-Mo Submarine Explosion

Slow-Mo Submarine Explosion

Blowing up a real submarine would be costly and impractical, so Gav from The Slow Mo Guys did the next best thing. He took a scale model of a sub, placed it inside a fish tank, and set off mini depth charges. The exterior shots were done with Phantom cameras, but the underwater shots were done with a GoPro Hero9 Black.

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Water Balloon Slow Motion 2

Water Balloon Slow Motion 2

Look away, California. The Slow Mo Guys revisit the bit that made them famous, but this time they put Dan inside the 6-foot water balloon. You can skip to 3:30 for the money shot, but you’re going to miss half the fun.

Water Balloon Slow Motion

Water Balloon Slow Motion

The Slow Mo Guys bought a 6-foot water balloon to mess around with it and – what else? – shoot it in slow motion, but they probably didn’t expect it to be as resilient as it is huge.

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