WEIRD NEWS
06/22/2016 11:31 pm ET

Guy Holds An Explosion In His Hands, Then Films It In Slow Motion

It's hypnotic.

Generally, you don't want an explosion anywhere near your body. But in the name of science, Destin Sandlin of "Smarter Every Day" used a transparent potato gun as a combustion chamber, which allowed him to set off explosions that he could hold in his hands

He filmed the blasts at 20,000 frames per second, and the resulting slow-motion footage offered an incredible look at how explosions work.

 The close-up view is even more stunning: 

 And then there's this incredible shot: 

Check out the clip above for a full explanation of how it all works. As Sandlin said, "Science is about to happen!" 

 

(h/t reddit)

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