Imploding Drum - The Slow Mo Guys

  • Published on Sep 7, 2014
  • Gav and Dan show off a cool pressure related experiment inspired by Veritasium's imploding drum video
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    Imploding Drum - The Slow Mo Guys
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  • IamDeadToast
    IamDeadToast 7 days ago

    Gav: “Have you bunged it already?”
    Dan: “Yeah.”
    Dan: (realizing he’s just created a pressure bomb and is standing right next to it)
    Dan: “Oh, s***!”

  • marychisham
    marychisham 2 months ago

    Dis is old

  • GeoGal TwoThousandFive
    GeoGal TwoThousandFive 3 months ago

    We did this in our science class, just faster.

  • LiToMinecraft
    LiToMinecraft 6 months ago


  • Сергей Олегович

    Make an explosion under water in a metal sphere with holes

  • TapisBack
    TapisBack 8 months ago

    I love the synchronized "you can see"

  • Pancercat7
    Pancercat7 9 months ago

    Do you think you will be better at it now?

  • James Albright
    James Albright Year ago


  • Joe Parker
    Joe Parker Year ago

    time to revisit this one!

  • Victor Hyde
    Victor Hyde Year ago

    Worked at an oil refinery for several years.... Did the same thing to a 10 000 cubic meter cistern...
    There was no way of explaining the terror i felt ;)

  • HighDef Gaming
    HighDef Gaming Year ago

    Good g'nk guys!

  • Jorge Diaz
    Jorge Diaz Year ago

    1:10 what if you filmed a rainbow like that in slow motion and some good resolution? I'd like to see how the water particles reflect the light in that rainbow.

  • Nati H
    Nati H Year ago

    1:42 I reacted the same way Dan did!

  • CasualYouTuber31
    CasualYouTuber31 Year ago

    This was in my physics paper :D!

  • Sandor Grau-Fay
    Sandor Grau-Fay Year ago

    Coped from Beyond The Press

  • James Rodriguez
    James Rodriguez Year ago

    yes do it again

  • Teodulo Guerrero
    Teodulo Guerrero Year ago

    can you revisit it now?

    TEAM TNT Year ago

    "next time we be better scientists"
    i agree this was your observasion
    floom on the sides then it had to gunk

  • Ben Smith
    Ben Smith Year ago

    put less water in next time and boil longer

  • alvyno
    alvyno Year ago

    i subscribe

  • Christopher Fahey

    1:57 lol that was creepy they both you can see at the exact same time

  • Murad Beybalaev
    Murad Beybalaev Year ago

    Be better at it, please.

  • TheEvilPanda
    TheEvilPanda 2 years ago

    Is it just me or does the Gav on Gav's shirt look like Gay

  • Glory Jacinto
    Glory Jacinto 2 years ago

    I just wish they don't quit their channel.

  • Ryan Aldridge
    Ryan Aldridge 2 years ago

    If you do redo this one, dont add so much water. A little water makes a lot of steam.

  • JustMeDora
    JustMeDora 2 years ago +3

    anyone think it's time to revisit this with the new faster camera?

  • raffay asif
    raffay asif 2 years ago +3

    slomoguys do a video on how a pixel lights up in slow motion

  • István Arany
    István Arany 2 years ago

    I've seen this in it...
    I think a lot of us did though.

  • Mr Meme
    Mr Meme 2 years ago +1

    1:56 do they have some kind of psychic link that was spooky

  • Kenny Flory III
    Kenny Flory III 2 years ago

    poopy slow mo guys

  • Mr. Challenger
    Mr. Challenger 2 years ago

    I want to try that.

  • Marvfranasan Tan
    Marvfranasan Tan 2 years ago +2

    You can see a small rainbow at 1:11

  • Legomoviebros
    Legomoviebros 2 years ago

    I can definitely see a revisit coming soon!

  • Peter Yost
    Peter Yost 2 years ago +4

    Can we all enjoy the moment when they both say "You can see-" at the _exact_ same time?

  • Michael 64
    Michael 64 2 years ago

    Mythbusters did a whole episode on this, but with a massive tanker train car.

  • Hunter Johnson
    Hunter Johnson 2 years ago +1

    I did this as a lab project my freshman year of high school

    • JMD5 Gaming
      JMD5 Gaming 2 years ago

      you vent steam through the hole in an upside down can then dip it into a bucket of cold water.

    • Spock1777
      Spock1777 2 years ago

      +Hunter Johnson how did you reseal the cans?

    • Hunter Johnson
      Hunter Johnson 2 years ago

      but with cans

  • Kor O'Connell
    Kor O'Connell 2 years ago +54

    I love the technical terminology: it flumed on the sides and gunked in the middle

  • Ben Vernon
    Ben Vernon 2 years ago

    Use a coke can, heat it up with around 10mm of water in it. Heat it up until you hear it boiling, then turn it UPSIDE DOWN as you plunge it into cold water, It'll crinkle like an 80 year old's fanny.

  • Bradum
    Bradum 2 years ago

    If you want to do it better next time.... You only need a little bit of water.
    And if it doesn't work super well at first, putting it back on the BBQ sealed won't help. It's all about creating a pressure differential.

  • Talia Murray
    Talia Murray 2 years ago

    love the picture on your wall of you two!!!!!

  • Ohkay Cheryl
    Ohkay Cheryl 2 years ago +2

    it look like squidwards house

  • TheVanguardViking
    TheVanguardViking 2 years ago

    From what I've seen, ice water works a lot better than just hosing the drum down.

  • lovsite
    lovsite 2 years ago

    I feel like The Slow Mo guys should do something cool like just smashing candy canes or other types of candy on a table, and like combine different colors or lollipops or something. And also do blowing a bubble of bubblegum.

  • Tung Nguyen
    Tung Nguyen 2 years ago

    Oh...... Rainbow....

  • indy5000ism
    indy5000ism 2 years ago

    1:55 you can see lol

  • CoTeCiOtm
    CoTeCiOtm 2 years ago +7

    It's unfortunate that this implosion wasn't as dramatic as the one in Veritasium's video, you guys should definitely revisit this some day.

    • John Doe
      John Doe 2 years ago

      mythbusters did this but on a much larger scale

  • Rancherman420
    Rancherman420 2 years ago

    Why were you spraying it with water❓

  • Henry Bucknall
    Henry Bucknall 2 years ago +2

    Should totally do a slo mo of waxing dans chest

    • piennuivelo
      piennuivelo 2 years ago

      I think they should only do it partially, rather than totally.

    • PennyHerbst
      PennyHerbst 2 years ago

      Yes yes! :D :D

  • Guten
    Guten 2 years ago +1

    hungry kids of Africa could eat that barrel

  • Chad Avent
    Chad Avent 2 years ago

    Watching this is almost like watching Richard Hammond on Brainiacs!!!

  • The Super Smash Brother

    Did anybody notice the rainbow?

  • zeta1773
    zeta1773 3 years ago

    Ship. As. Fuck.

  • TheEnderHawk
    TheEnderHawk 3 years ago

    I did that with a can

  • beersandguns
    beersandguns 3 years ago +2

    If it hadn't been for cotton-eyed-joe, I'd be married long time ago, where did you come from, where did you go? Where did you come from cotton-eyed-joe?

  • Batgate
    Batgate 3 years ago +5

    "people like grapes"

    • Kodtiz3D
      Kodtiz3D 2 years ago

      Batgate Apples and grapes.

  • Rose Hahr
    Rose Hahr 3 years ago

    You should try dropping a glass of water in slo mo.

  • Ffion Paterson
    Ffion Paterson 3 years ago

    Scientific terms of the year:

  • TSCF Films
    TSCF Films 3 years ago

    They seem to use the phrase "you can see" very often

  • TSCF Films
    TSCF Films 3 years ago

    01:56 "You can see"

  • Yostper
    Yostper 3 years ago


  • Guilherme Sena
    Guilherme Sena 3 years ago

    I tried to identify the SNES cartridge, is it Donkey Kong?

  • 111Rosko - Just Random

    yey you guys made a rainbow =P

  • Jacob Choate
    Jacob Choate 3 years ago +2

    Who's watching in 1492?

    • Booker
      Booker 3 years ago +5

      This is why nobody liked your comment

  • deefirst
    deefirst 3 years ago

    Paul Ryan's face

  • 3 years ago

    *New method go to the site in my name, new method*

  • alex moore
    alex moore 3 years ago

    hey slow mo guys i did this as a science experiment in high school but we used a soda can heated with water and then used tongs and flipped it over into a container of ice water and the can was completely imploded. i think itd make an awesome video.

  • Isaac Vanepps
    Isaac Vanepps 3 years ago

    I'm watching this in class

  • TwoForFun
    TwoForFun 3 years ago

    this is fucking fake!!!! you can see that explosion is filled with fire!

  • Matty Ellis
    Matty Ellis 3 years ago

    You should get a new lab coat

  • Tyler Lease
    Tyler Lease 3 years ago

    Is it me or is this the uk version of mcjuggernuggets and mannamedcorn

  • Jonathan Charles
    Jonathan Charles 3 years ago

    The Fluum-Guunk conjecture.

  • Neon Tetris
    Neon Tetris 3 years ago

    You Guy Should Shoot A Molitov cocktail

  • Steven Olsen
    Steven Olsen 3 years ago +2

    That wasn't as awesome as I thought it would be

  • HarryIII
    HarryIII 3 years ago

    You guys should work with the jackass crew, where they get hurt real bad and you guys film

  • Gaming Scientist
    Gaming Scientist 3 years ago

    I used to frequently do that experiment in high school on stage.

  • Tony Harriman
    Tony Harriman 3 years ago

    Would loooove to see the Slow Mo Guys version of a stylus in a record groove.

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    Laci Crawford 3 years ago

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  • James Drake
    James Drake 3 years ago

    good goonk HAHAHA

  • Yotam Shitrit
    Yotam Shitrit 3 years ago

    0 imps never lucky

  • Red Incredible
    Red Incredible 3 years ago


  • pipolwes000
    pipolwes000 3 years ago

    "It's exploding now."

  • Alban me
    Alban me 3 years ago

    do it with a coke can

  • Banana Brain Studio
    Banana Brain Studio 3 years ago

    Anyone notice the troll face at 3:32

    • .The Randomizers.
      .The Randomizers. 2 years ago

      But I like the one at 1337:69:420

    • Banana Brain Studio
      Banana Brain Studio 3 years ago

      +TimRT Howard um question, was that sarcastic cause it looks like it

    • TimRT Howard
      TimRT Howard 3 years ago

      you're so funny! I bet maturity is strong in you, genius

  • big jim
    big jim 3 years ago

    no slow mo =(

  • Michael0075
    Michael0075 3 years ago

    Entirely off topic here. And yes I am aware that most folks probably haven't seen the commercial I'm about to discuss here, but here goes.
    "This Unicorn Changed the Way I Poop." #SquattyPotty I'm sorry but this advert is above and beyond *GROSS!!* Mind warpingly gross. I actually went and barfed in the bathroom. What the fuck man? Who came up with this shit?
    Gav,... Dan,... are you guys aware of the nature of some of the adverts being run on your videos? I strongly advise that you do take note,... because DAMN!!

    • Michael0075
      Michael0075 3 years ago

      So I guess you missed the point? I wasn't trying for funny. Trust me, kind of hard to be funny about a rather gross advert. Just saying.

    • D.V
      D.V 3 years ago

      wen u try to hard to be funny

  • Nicholas B
    Nicholas B 3 years ago


  • Nicholas B
    Nicholas B 3 years ago

    "You can see" at same time at around 2:00

  • Susan Ackerman
    Susan Ackerman 3 years ago

    How did dans scientist shirt thing get ripped at the sleeves start

  • Lilliana Rivera
    Lilliana Rivera 3 years ago

    1:18 look at the rainbow

  • Jon West
    Jon West 3 years ago

    sooo what among quat

  • Willow Gritzmaker
    Willow Gritzmaker 3 years ago

    It helps if you leave it open and turn it upside down when you switch it to cold water

    • Giedrius Grigas
      Giedrius Grigas 3 years ago

      If you leave it open, flip it over and dunk the opening into water, the decrease in pressure inside the container will result in atmosphere pushing the water inside said container, canceling the pressure drop. Using cold water, however, should result in more effective colling, thus more rapid drop in pressure inside the canister.

  • Jacob Teer
    Jacob Teer 3 years ago

    Bil nye did this

  • Angel of Death
    Angel of Death 3 years ago

    What kind of "drum" are they using? I thought it was going to be the instrument drum, but...

  • Andy Lagger
    Andy Lagger 3 years ago

    Dat rainbow.....

  • thebogangamer
    thebogangamer 3 years ago

    you guys should do it with a one way valve, so the pressure inside escapes and then when you cool it down it will be a much more dramatic implosion, also drop it in to a container of Liquid nitrogen for best results.

  • Andrew Oakes
    Andrew Oakes 3 years ago


  • Mike Martin
    Mike Martin 3 years ago

    why such a serious charity for a serious cause named... comic relief?

    • Mike Martin
      Mike Martin 3 years ago

      +Beth Coakley I get that people do weird stuff for money - I have no problem with that. However, I do find it inappropriate to name a charity dedicated to helping underprivileged children, "comic relief" (hate that we call them that too btw). There's nothing "comic" about it. I think that's a bit out of line and doesn't at all accurately represent the seriousness of that problem.

    • C
      C 3 years ago

      idek when u posted that comment but people do wierd shit for money like every year it's comic relief and the slogan is "do something funny for money" then the year after it's called sport relief and the slogan is something to do with sports idk!!

  • MrBrander
    MrBrander 3 years ago

    Yeah you really have to revisit this one with a real oil drum and make it implode. :D That would be so awesome.

  • Xavier Smith
    Xavier Smith 3 years ago

    Am I the only one that noticed the man made rainbow when he hosed it down? I'd like to see a reenactment but focus the camera on the rainbow?

  • Horaţiu Mlendea
    Horaţiu Mlendea 3 years ago

    Please do firecrackers blowing a cactus