If you have seen Movies such as Jackass 3.0 or TV shows such as The Mythbusters, then you will know that footage in slow motion can not only be fascinating, but it can be extremely funny too. I am sure you will all agree there just seems to be something special about slowmo! As our human eyes cannot process moving images too well and depending on how fast the movement is, something as simple as a blink could mean you miss it. But, with new camera technology (such as the Phantom camera) you can blink all you want…
10 – Axe Through a Deodorant Can
There’s just something about piercing a can of deodorant that I wouldn’t feel comfortable about. Just the idea in my head of either my hand blowing clean off or it exploding in my face wouldn’t be worth it for me. You just know the two guys flipped for it and the loser had to axe the deodorant can. You will also notice that the guy was wearing shorts! That is either a brave choice or a stupid mistake.
9 – Fire Tennis
This is the sort of thing that Joey from Friends would come up with and I have to admit it looks awesome. In the first attempt, you will notice the guy sets his shoulder on-fire which just proves that this could definitely get out of hand. But they then decide it isn’t dangerous enough and one of them wants a Hadouken in the face! Anyone for mixed doubles?
8 – How a Hard Drive Works
Hard drives, I won’t pretend I know how they work, but when you think of them you need to appreciate the technology and craftsmanship involved in inventing them and creating them. Then again, then if you don’t care or wonder how they work they do still look cool in slow motion. I wonder how many people watching this video thought “wow, I didn’t know that” when they said that hard drives were waterproof? “Mom, I need a new hard drive”.
7 – Popping Popcorn
Just like an evolving Pokémon, the corn kernels explode into their true power selves. Here’s a little trivia for you: For those of you who are wondering where the “pop” comes from, the kernels contain about 13% moisture which turns to steam when heated which explodes the outer shell.
6 – Cinnamon Challenge
Have any of you done the cinnamon challenge? I haven’t. Not because I have better things to do (which I haven’t), I’m just not that stupid. There are literally 100s and 100s of videos online where you guys are attempting the challenge and even The Mythbusters tried it and confirmed that it can actually be done. I guess the next challenge to complete is the nutmeg challenge!
5 – Rubber Bands V.s. Water Melon
What do you get when you put a shed load of rubber bands around a watermelon? You get loads of destruction that’s what! Oh, I guess I should warn you that you will probably jump while watching the video. Just like a game of Buckaroo, you’re not quite sure when it’s going to go off. The idea with the human head and the rubber bands, you just know it’s going to be in the next Saw film.
4 – Droplet Collisions
I am not that fond of this video and I’m not even sure why it has received so many views. The best thing I laughed at was a YouTube comment saying: 2:01 dog’s Bits!! Someone needs to make the video with play Enya – Only Time over the top.
3 – Mentos and Coke
I went for the most over-the-top Mentos in coke challenge I could find and it has to be said in slow-motion it looks amazing, like a fizzy fireworks show!
2 – Football to the Face
Now we are back to the good stuff! There is just something about someone else getting hurt that amuses everyone else. When I say “hurt” I mean something like a football to the head, nothing sick like a piece of wood through the face. This video is a perfect example of things being too fast for our human eyes. At first glance, it seems not much happened, but in slowmo you can see his skin ripple and move.
1 – Giant 6ft Water Balloon
Over 27 million views this video has which means you guys cannot get enough of the exploding water balloon. We would love to fill up my own red water balloon just to be able to perform flips onto it – You have to admit that it looks cool. Can you imagine having a water fight and then coming around the corner with this beast? Presuming, of course, it was possible to pick up.
With all of this slow-motion footage, I wish I had my own slow-motion camera as I know I could be entertained for hours just thinking of crazy stuff I could film. I guess I had best start saving the money now!