Underwater Explosions at 120,000fps - The Slow Mo Guys

  • Published on Oct 6, 2016
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    Underwater Explosions at 120,000fps - The Slow Mo Guys
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  • Manj Sher
    Manj Sher 9 hours ago

    Wow says guy watching in 144p.

  • Samuel Cheffins
    Samuel Cheffins 12 hours ago

    Fun fact for the three of us that have seen “Solo: A Star Wars Story”: this video was the inspiration for the Coaxium explosion.

  • Johannes Amelong
    Johannes Amelong 2 days ago

    this camer has to cost 50 000 £

  • Роман Погосов

    What's name of a song starting at 3:05, please?

  • Pelagicide
    Pelagicide 5 days ago

    This is the big bang then the expansion and contraction and death of the universe - yep, you now know how pointless your life really is.

    JONES GAMING 6 days ago

    beautiful 😃

  • Karl Dunne
    Karl Dunne 6 days ago

    Underwater Nuke.. In the movie Pacific Rim.......

  • sadece yorum yazmak için bir kanal

    Watch 0.25x

  • hifzi aziz
    hifzi aziz 7 days ago

    Mini demontration if bigbang

  • gondrong sans
    gondrong sans 7 days ago +2

    Wooow this bahasa indonesia

  • KANE Onyx
    KANE Onyx 7 days ago

    Guys do a dynamite under water!! Lol.,

    KAMIK HAZE 8 days ago

    das boot confirmed

  • Ruslan Jans
    Ruslan Jans 9 days ago

    Vıdeonun adını turkce yamışsunız bayıldım. Sızı sevıyorum çocuklar

  • Rafael Anom Subally
    Rafael Anom Subally 9 days ago

    Thanks for the Indonesian subtitle :-)

  • LOVE Flavour
    LOVE Flavour 11 days ago

    Tsunami real

  • Dylan Gardner
    Dylan Gardner 11 days ago

    At 5:20 it looks like something fades in an out of the universe

  • S.R. Clinkz
    S.R. Clinkz 11 days ago

    Safe you life here you go 6:05

  • Shaun Wroblewski
    Shaun Wroblewski 13 days ago

    Cool. Solar system. Out than back in, fireball like the sun

  • Ken Lindon Aseron
    Ken Lindon Aseron 14 days ago

    Why is the person on the camera wearing lab caot and goggles rather the person doing the experiment

  • Um anônimo legal
    Um anônimo legal 15 days ago

    Imagine if one day we can record at 10.000.000 fps in HD.

  • clintrock
    clintrock 16 days ago

    I'm amazed how they tend to look like planets. Maybe there's something to The Big Bang Theory LOL because they sure look like planets.

  • vancat VII
    vancat VII 16 days ago

    Do molten salt in water.
    If you can't figure it out look at the backyard scientist's video

    TERMINATEo 0 17 days ago

    Slow tastic or should I say slowsepsion

  • rokkstar115
    rokkstar115 19 days ago

    who ever thought that something so violent could be so beautiful?

  • Laceykat66
    Laceykat66 19 days ago

    Pardon my ignorance, but what is the light as the bubble contracts? You have the initial explosion, then another light.

  • Dirk Hofman
    Dirk Hofman 20 days ago

    I,m wondering, if you had your hand in it, how it would feel,

  • Erratic Designs
    Erratic Designs 20 days ago

    You guys were overexposed the last few minutes

  • Filozof HK
    Filozof HK 20 days ago

    Türkeçe altyazi için teşekkürler!

  • Walter Rasoira
    Walter Rasoira 20 days ago

    from 3.35 to 4.05 like supernova collapse!

  • RawkL0bster
    RawkL0bster 21 day ago

    The human eye can't see above 30 FPS, much less the difference between 30 FPS and 120,000 FPS.

  • satansaysimnuts
    satansaysimnuts 21 day ago

    Did you catch him sneezing on slow mo?
    It would be awesome if you could do sneezing !

  • F2 STUDIO - Flair Fotografy Studio

    I was like why the footage is so crappy and then to my lucky stars i realized my youtube was at 240p for no apparent reason. Pumped it up to 1080p and i saw tha magic.. Bloody awsome.

  • Guillaume Druon
    Guillaume Druon 21 day ago

    Merci pour le sous titrage, je suis toujours aussi fan de votre travail, continuez comme ça. 😁

  • This is Wallmarth
    This is Wallmarth 22 days ago

    We had a little glimpse at the mirror world there, in the water reaction. 5:18 here

  • TheAirsoft Channel and other things

    You should make a fish tank filled with really fast fish.

  • capezyo
    capezyo 22 days ago


  • Willy Bee
    Willy Bee 22 days ago

    That video was bang on... see what I did there?😨

  • killerbs420
    killerbs420 22 days ago

    Is that basically what it would look like to see an explosion in the vacuum of space?

  • CreepermanLP
    CreepermanLP 22 days ago

    bless you

  • FatMan Airsoft
    FatMan Airsoft 23 days ago

    Ever wonder if that's what the big bang was like

  • Frost Tiger
    Frost Tiger 23 days ago

    3:06 segment is a pretty good representation of the life and silent death of some stars

  • Pirata Desconocido
    Pirata Desconocido 23 days ago

    3:09 I feel looking at a space video of a Big Red Star dying and collapsing after detonating all the energy

  • miksal26
    miksal26 23 days ago

    Cavitation is heat energy vaporising water with latent heat which creates a cavity volume of dry water gas
    that momentarily occupies a much larger volume than the liquid water that has been affected.
    When all of the heat energy has been exhausted, the water gas condenses back to liquid and occupies its original volume
    therefore appearing to disappear.

  • maksphoto78
    maksphoto78 23 days ago

    Love these videos! Any chance you guys could record and upload your videos at 60fps? That way, we can enjoy an even slower footage by playing it at 0.25 speed.

  • jsbrads1
    jsbrads1 24 days ago

    Why does the water surface video show lines coming up? Because it is a Newtonian fluid and it shears, and it can be bothered with surface tension at that amount of Force.

  • nikolai vt
    nikolai vt 24 days ago

    lo que le ocurrirá al universo pero en menor escala

  • sofiane nasro allah
    sofiane nasro allah 25 days ago

    Why Italian title? perché

  • kmbdbob
    kmbdbob 26 days ago

    Why are parts of the description and title in german?

  • ifluro
    ifluro 26 days ago

    Ahhh, water, I though you said waw-a, my bad.

  • dim sung
    dim sung 28 days ago

    i would guess that the reason the explosion got brighter was because the particulate that's burning is then getting compressed into a smaller area. This is because luminance is related to AREA. By reducing the area (volume really) of the burning particulate you increase the luminance, or brightness in layman's speak. If you took all this burning particulate and magicall spread it out over100 square miles you would not be able to see it at all even though the same amount of light would be being produced.

  • Phoque Offndie
    Phoque Offndie 28 days ago

    Shoot a golf ball in your air gun and shoot it through a line of jars of different colors of paint. Kinda like the air bags and chalk. Use glass ornament balls for the jars.

  • Melissa Bee
    Melissa Bee 28 days ago

    Do dynamite next time

  • ipponk videos
    ipponk videos Month ago

    Do your USclip videos upload at 120,000 fps too?

  • Medusa Skull
    Medusa Skull Month ago

    I now think the big bang is an explosion, not an inflation like they normally described. We are still in an on going explosion, thus the reason why everything is still accelerating away from each other. As a matter of fact, we are in a very early stage of the explosion. The equal pressure (or no pressure) of the void exerted from the outside has made it perfectly uniformed.

  • meal216
    meal216 Month ago

    Its proof darkmatter is a liquid

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  • Pawan Hotkar
    Pawan Hotkar Month ago

    That was just epic seen this after two years of upload lol

  • Rytis Šeškevičius

    Try to put molten salt onto water

  • Def Misanthrope
    Def Misanthrope Month ago

    I could watch 1:45 in slow motion.

  • Derek Mccollum
    Derek Mccollum Month ago

    Congratulations, you have created a working model of the universe. Now explain what the water would be on a cosmic scale. You’ll have it made. It’s entirely possible that you just created billions of life forms. Watched their universe evolve and die all in the blink of an eye. But could have been trillions of years inside that bubble.

  • Shams World
    Shams World Month ago

    Which Camara is this. The name of camera

  • TheDomander
    TheDomander Month ago


  • zaigen1990
    zaigen1990 Month ago

    we don't deserve you guys

  • Iwan Alexander
    Iwan Alexander Month ago

    thanks to indonesian subtitel

  • Mike Pontoski
    Mike Pontoski Month ago

    I think it would be Really cool if you did the same experiment in Vegetable oil or Honey, or maple syrup. Maybe add a little dye just near the explosion point.

  • ThomasTheSailor Chubby

    WOW ! reminds me of Bikini Island..

  • phot ly
    phot ly Month ago

    5:20 what is that

  • Ian Chase
    Ian Chase Month ago

    So many of your videos show an amazing beauty IE, the water, paint, fire etc that without this technology you would never be able to see. A virtual split second of beauty. I have wanted to screen shot some areas in your videos that really were amazing to see. Thank you for taking the time to share not only the "Coolness" of many things you video in slow motion but for the beauty.

  • Lonestar Electronics and More!

    You should scale this up a whole lot...

  • Gonzalez
    Gonzalez Month ago

    In the beginning, god created the heavens and the earth

  • In Spired
    In Spired Month ago

    was this the clip that star wars used?

    • DaggetDoofus
      DaggetDoofus Month ago

      Yes. But they didn't use it, they were just inspired by it.

  • Capt Klunt
    Capt Klunt Month ago


  • Ld Ar
    Ld Ar Month ago

    OMG. you can speaking Indonesian?

  • Gaming Punch
    Gaming Punch 2 months ago

    But we still watch it on 30 fps

  • Tetroxide
    Tetroxide 2 months ago

    at 1:48 it looks like AIR or ALS or something similar is spelled inside the bubble

  • Fitriyah Nur
    Fitriyah Nur 2 months ago

    So this will happen if we put tsar bomba under the mariana trench right?

  • NipItInTheBud100
    NipItInTheBud100 2 months ago

    The coolest shot was watching what the surface water did at the time of explosion! Really cool shot!

  • madlarkin8
    madlarkin8 2 months ago

    A combat swimmer's worst nightmare.

  • Dr Moriarty
    Dr Moriarty 2 months ago

    That recompression luminescence is suggestive of what happens in extreme cavitation. V odd.

  • Mekielle Vaughn
    Mekielle Vaughn 2 months ago

    That one rainbow particle at 5:18

  • puncheex2
    puncheex2 2 months ago

    Very nice videos, guys. But I'd like to challenge you.
    75 years ago, in the middle of WWII, some such experiments were done by the Navy. The video they made is at usclip.net/video/MPJjMJ48CdY/video.html. They found more story than yours did because they used bigger charges in a bigger pool. As it happens they discovered several phenomena beyond just the bubble - recoiling bubbles, and the affinity for that the bubbles had for close hard surfaces. I'd surely like to see you reproduce their results, not to tweak you, but rather to see their results at modern camera resolution and speed.
    As it turns out their research had application to various nuclear underwater explosions, most notably Crossroad/Baker. The vid you made of the surface effects has interesting parallels to the above-water views of Hardtack1/Umbrella (see, for example, usclip.net/video/aj1VFwUkUk0/video.html)

  • BingBing BongBong
    BingBing BongBong 2 months ago

    Dad bod @ 01:44

  • Omar Díaz
    Omar Díaz 2 months ago

    this guys are the real life Phineas and Ferb =)

  • Martin Carter
    Martin Carter 2 months ago

    100, then 1000 - and WTF if the glass breaks. (10,000 in an Olympic sized pool? - the slow mo guys depth charge).

  • Robert Burns
    Robert Burns 2 months ago

    Can you crack an egg with an underwater explosion?

  • 이동건
    이동건 2 months ago

    Is big crunch works like this?

  • Dave Carsley
    Dave Carsley 2 months ago

    You guys just created a tiny black hole and doomed the earth

  • LastDays70AD Daniel12
    LastDays70AD Daniel12 2 months ago

    Of course it adds air to it, that's why it explodes. The black powder creates expanding gas. And that is exactly what you see, a sphere of gas. Very hot too. And notice the energy converging after maximum expansion as a bright light. That's pure energy. Without substance-matter, released initially by that ignition.

  • SpockBoy
    SpockBoy 2 months ago

    Guys, if you shoot these things in front of a blue or green screen, then young film makers can use them! You could even charge them a nominal fee if you liked. Point is, creative people could benefit. Not to mention these effects look much better (and more organic) than some CGI contrivance. Think about it lads! :)

  • Da Be
    Da Be 2 months ago

    Bangers and mash?

  • Paulanim100
    Paulanim100 2 months ago

    Watching the from the 5 minute mark makes me want to watch DREDD again. SLO MO anyone?

  • Jim EC
    Jim EC 2 months ago

    Too bad you guys didn’t catch Dan’s sneeze on the high speed camera 😁

  • Boris B
    Boris B 2 months ago

    what's that at 5:19 ? A bubble winking at us?
    Looks like the universe, guys! (you might be on to something there)

  • Elite Warrior
    Elite Warrior 2 months ago

    Indonesia like

  • Richard Herman
    Richard Herman 2 months ago

    Thats pretty sweet, theres a moment when the bubble is its full size and you can see the ripples on the surface!

  • james scott
    james scott 2 months ago

    THat was amazing. I really like the implosion.

    CREELAX Z 2 months ago

    penonton indonesia angkat tangan

  • JasonVladimir
    JasonVladimir 2 months ago

    Very cool!

  • Raditya Surya
    Raditya Surya 2 months ago

    Wow that amazing