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.
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.
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.
Maybe it’s the fact that regular four-wheel rally cars look like hovering spaceships when jump footage is shot in slow motion. Maybe it’s that you can see individual lights in light pods bounce around at this speed. Slow-motion rally footage is absolutely mesmerizing, and you must watch.
Turns out, dropping a giant concrete block onto a car ends exactly like how you would imagine it would: the car gets completely obliterated and smashed to smithereens. Crash Zone pulled off this incredibly silly stunt and filmed it in slow motion so you can see the damage in lovely, exacting detail. The concrete block…
Mega Bloks, those weird, distant-cousins of Lego, have gotten surprisingly elaborate over the past few years. In fact, they’re the only way you can build your own official Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 vehicles and boats like the folks from Glorious Eye Candy—who then blew them all up in front of a high-speed camera.
There’s nothing like old piston-powered flying behemoths designed in an era before the jet was a sure thing. Case in point, this gorgeous DC-6 blending its way off a snow covered runway.
Ever wondered what would happen if you just kept filling your tire with air?
Russia's artillery capability is seriously one big, heavy and blunt hammer and here we get to see that hammer swing in amazing slow motion. This wonderfully shot video shows everything from Grad rockets to the mighty MSTA-S self propelled howitzer in action, and will leave you marveling at how something can be so…
If America contributes nothing of culture to the world, not rock music, not rap music, not cheeseburgers, not Jackson Pollock paintings, let it keep contributing these. These glorious, wonderful videos of drag racing in slow motion, that feature fuel spilling out like so much mechanical puke.
Drag racing is probably the most mesmerizing sport in the world to put into slow motion, as we've previously established. Something about the speed and the fury put into more manageable form just somehow enraptures the psyche. So here's all that when it goes BOOM.
Rally is an incredible thing to watch, mainly for its fury, its speed, and its noise. But when you slow it all down, you get to see the beauty in it. The way rocks fly out of the way of pounding tires, the way little tiny inputs from the steering serve to keep everything in check, the way everything moves.
Some people send cards to share holiday wishes. Others send emails. And then some dump paint on cars in gratuitous slow motion.
I'll admit it, I'm a sucker for those types of videos where a car is in beautiful motion, but it's completely slowed down and you can see all the details. There's fire and brimstone, noise and speed. And you can catch so many things you normally miss.
Burnouts, on their own, are pretty darn neat. All that noise and smoke and smell of shredded rubber always makes for a good ol' time, especially here, in America, on the weekend of our Labors, this Labor Day, in America. So why not relax and watch them in slow-motion?
There are "battle bots" and then there are "utter, one-sided destruction bots." The two-wheeled harbinger of destruction called Last Rites fits in that second category. Powered by an over-volted golf cart motor and wielding a spinning hammer-blade of doom, it's really a force to behold. And the folks over at Distort…
The Civil War ended almost 150 years ago, and by today's standards the weapons used are old-fashioned and outdated. But don't for a second think that means they weren't incredibly lethal. Because it turns out a modern car is still no match for a Civil War-era cannon.
18,000 frames per second. That's what it takes to make one of the most destructive forces in the battlefield turn from fire-spitting hate dragon to beautiful. If you are not convinced, take a look at this other angle: