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Slow Motion

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LEGO Plane Crash Slo-Mo

LEGO Plane Crash Slo-Mo

The Slo Mo Guys turn their attention to a kind of destruction that isn’t permanent, this time building a jumbo jet out of LEGO then smashing it in front of their high-speed camera. The devastation was impressive, but the only real consequence was picking up all those bricks.

Yo-Yo Slo-Mo 2

Yo-Yo Slo-Mo 2

Beyond Slow Motion follows up on their previous video of yo-yo fanatic Ben Conde as he continues to turn a simple piece of string and a butterfly wheel into a living work of art. We love the water shot at 2:46.

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Friction Welding in Slow-Mo

Friction Welding in Slow-Mo

While much welding is done by adding molten hot metals with a torch or electrical current, friction welding creates strong joints by rubbing metal together at a high speed. Here, two blocks of titanium are merged into one. If you thought that was cool, check this out.

Exploding Glass in Slow-mo

Exploding Glass in Slow-mo

Many of us use Pyrex glassware in our kitchens. The stuff is great, but physics make the stuff incredibly dangerous should it experience a dramatic temperature change. Gav and Dan show us what happens when the glass explodes, at speeds up to 343,900 fps.

Exploding Spray Paint in Slow-Mo

Exploding Spray Paint in Slow-Mo

The Slow Mo Guys make a big old mess, as they shoot, hack, and smash open a bunch of cans of spray paint in front of the lens of their high-speed Phantom Flex camera, and narrowly avoid getting paint all over its expensive lens.

Potato Gun Explosion in Slow Motion

Potato Gun Explosion in Slow Motion

SmarterEveryDay made a transparent potato cannon that can be ignited from the back or from the middle of its combustion chamber. He then captured it in action at 25,000fps to teach us about explosions and rarefaction. And to make the best Audible commercial.

Molten Copper vs. Dry Ice

Molten Copper vs. Dry Ice

There’s something hypnotic about Tito4re’s slow-motion video of molten copper being poured onto a block of dry ice. While the copper eventually defeated the dry ice, along the copper seemed to take on a life of its own.

Fake It ‘Til Your Face Hurts

Fake It ‘Til Your Face Hurts

Cullen Melton tried the no look three-point celebration popularized by some of the NBA’s sharpshooters. But he bombed harder than Nick Young did. This is Dude Imperfect, and we call this the Soviet Russian Trick Shot.

Corn Drill in Slow Motion

Corn Drill in Slow Motion

The Slow Mo Guys take on the corn drill challenge, where you try to eat an entire corn on the cob as fast as possible by sticking it to a power drill. Don’t worry, that’s just ketchup. No flesh or hair was lost.

Posing Inside a 6ft. Balloon

Posing Inside a 6ft. Balloon

The Slow Mo Guys celebrate the 5th anniversary of their biggest hit with a new giant balloon video. This time Dan somehow managed to step inside a 6ft. balloon and struck a pose while waiting for it to be overinflated. Skip to 4:13 for the festivities.

Shooting at Capt. America’s Shield

Shooting at Capt. America’s Shield

Gun enthusiast Jerry Miculek couldn’t get their hands on actual vibranium, but they did manage to make a life-size version of Captain America’s shield out of titanium. Watch Jerry shoot the shield with .45 ACPs in slow motion.

Paint on Drums in Slow-mo

Paint on Drums in Slow-mo

The Slow Mo Guys’ latest paint experiment involves powder paint and a drum kit. The 2000fps clip is really neat because it showed the instruments’ surfaces vibrating multiple times.

Skateboarding on Fire

Skateboarding on Fire

A team of talented and thrillseeking skateboarders literally set their boards and ramps on fire, then performed a variety of cool tricks in front of the watchful lens of BeyondSlowMotion. Needless to say, don’t dare try this at home.

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How Strong is Oobleck?

How Strong is Oobleck?

The Backyard Scientist continues his literally and figuratively sloppy experiments by “testing” oobleck (cornstarch mixed with water). Like ketchup, quicksand and silly putty, oobleck is a Non-Newtonian fluid. It flows like a liquid but behaves differently when force is applied to it.

Flamethrower Slow Mo

Flamethrower Slow Mo

Gav and Dan of The Slow Mo Guys got their hands on a personal flamethrower from X Matter, loaded it up with fuel, then fired it up in front of their watchful lens for our enjoyment. The coolest shot has to be the face-on fireball at 2:40.

Fencing Visualized

Fencing Visualized

You don’t have to understand a word of Japanese to enjoy this super cool video which not only demonstrates some key fencing moves, but illustrates them with slow motion and colorful motion trails. More Enjoy Fencing!

How Flies Escape Danger

How Flies Escape Danger

BBC Earth Unplugged turns its macro lens on the house fly to show just how good they are at detecting impending doom, with their omnidirectional vision and fast reaction time. It’s fascinating footage, but we’re pretty sure they could have hit the fly if they tried harder.

Slow Mo Human Catherine Wheel

Slow Mo Human Catherine Wheel

The Slow Mo Guys made a cheap – and dangerous – version of the Catherine wheel aka pinwheel firework by setting a bundle of steel wool on fire and then spinning it around with a string.

When Molten Salt Hits Water

When Molten Salt Hits Water

The Backyard Scientist shows off what happens when salt is melted (at ~1400ºF) and then poured into in an aquarium filled with room temperature water. The end result is a shockingly big boom that sends glass and water flying everywhere. (Thanks Paul!)

Yo-Yos & Waterfalls

Yo-Yos & Waterfalls

We’ve seen lots of awesome yo-yo tricks over the years, but videographer Darren Dyk gives us a newfound appreciation for the artistry and talent that goes into these tricks by capturing master yo-yo throwers JT Nickel and Paul Dang with his Phantom slow motion camera.

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Tongue in a Mouse Trap Slow Mo

Tongue in a Mouse Trap Slow Mo

Dan of The Slow Mo Guys acceded to fan suggestions (and the lure of YouTube fame and fortune) and triggered a mouse trap with his tongue in front of their Phantom camera. While the human tongue is indeed strong, it’s definitely not numb. Man that was nasty.

Crushing Frozen Jello

Crushing Frozen Jello

Carsandwater takes a momentary break from his red hot nickel ball to drop an 83.5 pound weight on some lime gelatin, then repeats the “experiment” after deep-freezing some in liquid nitrogen. Why? Because YouTube.

Lawnmower Blender

Lawnmower Blender

When you think of it, the spinning blade on a lawnmower is like a giant version of the one in drink blenders. In this super-sized version of Will It Blend?, we find get to see the slow-mo destruction of various household objects dropped into said mower blade.

Golf Ball vs. Wall

Golf Ball vs. Wall

If you’ve ever been clocked on the head by a golf ball, you’d be certain they’re hard as a rock. But they’re actually quite pliable. Here’s slow-mo footage of a golf ball as it hits a steel wall at 150mph. While it’s likely it was a practice ball, a regular ball still flexes quite a bit.

Chromatic 2

Chromatic 2

Slow motion photographer Darren Dyk once again captured stunning footage of skateboarders turning in some epic kicks and flips while rolling through colorful powders, turning their motion trails into momentary works of art.

Tanker Implosion Slow Motion

Tanker Implosion Slow Motion

Ladies and gentlemen, the Los Angeles Lakers. Nah, MythBusters tested if a tank car can implode because of a vacuum. After two failed attempts, they succeeded by using a damaged and old car. The funny part? They could’ve confirmed the myth with a YouTube search.

Paint Spinning Drill in Slow-mo

Paint Spinning Drill in Slow-mo

The Slow Mo Guys loaded up a drill bit with several colors of wet paint, then captured the ensuing spatter with their high-speed camera at up to 2500fps. The spiraling paint drops are cool, and they could probably sell the artwork they created at a fancy gallery now.

Morning Coffee in Norway

Morning Coffee in Norway

The most interesting man in Norway doesn’t always have coffee in the morning, but when he does, he does it while ice skating in a bathrobe and sneakers. Also he doesn’t actually drink the coffee.

Literally Shooting a Shotgun

Literally Shooting a Shotgun

It’s not a likely real world scenario, but it’s still fascinating to see exactly what happens to a shotgun as a .50 cal bullet is fired directly down its barrel towards the receiver. The explosive slow-motion shot captured by FullMag is Mythbusters worthy.

Impact

Impact

We’ve seen a short film that’s best watched on a smartphone screen. On the other hand, we imagine Jean-Charles Granjon’s meditative slow-motion film about a cliff diver would be awesome on a large monitor, turned on its side.

Fire-breathing Backflip Slow Mo

Fire-breathing Backflip Slow Mo

The infamous Steve-O dropped by The Slow Mo Guys’ headquarters for one of their best episodes yet. The idea was that he’d set his hand on fire, do a backflip and spit flammable oil to pop a hanging balloon, which would then unload water on him. The stunt starts at 2:11.

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