If you’ve ever broken a piece of glass, you know how easily and quickly it can happen. If you’ve ever broken a piece of glass by exposing it to a rapid change in temperature, you probably didn’t see it coming at all, did you?
I’ve done that myself – I once took the lid off a glass casserole dish that had just been in the oven and put it into a sink with some cool water in it… And almost immediately, it broke into a bunch of pieces. I didn’t understand at the time, but I later learned that you’re not supposed to do that because it tends to create that reaction.
So what happens when you intentionally do that with glass for the purpose of catching it on slow-mo video? The Slow-Mo Guys did that, and the result was… Well, the same thing – except it looks way more mesmerizing, since you can actually see the cracks as they form before the whole thing blows apart. Here, have a look:
Super cool to watch, right? Then again, I would imagine most of the stuff The Slow-Mo Guys do is. I mean, check out that time they created their very own fire tornado and caught it in slow-mo 4K video:
And if you like to burn things, or just like fire in general, surely you’ll appreciate their 50-foot flamethrower:
I think I now know what I want to do when I grow up: I want to get a slow-mo camera and light fires and blow stuff up!