Snapping a Steel Rod 1000x slower - The Slow Mo Guys

  • Published on Jan 18, 2017
  • Gav and Dan are back at Purdue. This time, to stretch a steel beam until it doesn't want to be a steel beam anymore.
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    Filmed with the Phantom v2511 at 28,000fps
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  • MXlord32 32
    MXlord32 32 15 hours ago

    3:06 When Thanos Snaps

  • Dave Messer
    Dave Messer Day ago

    The more I see of your videos, the more I’m reminded of Tim Hunkin and Rex Garrod on The Secret Life of Machines. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  • Gilbatrar ヅ
    Gilbatrar ヅ Day ago

    "Kip" means chicken in Dutch. So this steel rod was pulled apart by 157 chickenpower😂

  • Rory C
    Rory C 3 days ago

    4:06 had me laughing

  • Wamtmann
    Wamtmann 4 days ago

    cup and cone

  • Wamtmann
    Wamtmann 4 days ago

    they should have done something more ductile

  • David Price
    David Price 5 days ago

    *sees windows xp taskbar*
    I see you're men of culture as well

  • Julian Boyanov
    Julian Boyanov 6 days ago

    Every video should be with artificial yelling...woah...noooo....ot dumb ...reactions

  • Amit Nayak
    Amit Nayak 6 days ago

    Can u help us to show a slow motion video on vibration of rotating shaft and node formation..

  • Michael Hansen
    Michael Hansen 10 days ago

    I thought "this is how you make steel-wire" .... apparently not

  • Саша Липко
    Саша Липко 13 days ago

    Ведут себя как девчонки.

  • Michael Hausmann
    Michael Hausmann 13 days ago

    It sounds like a bell when it broke

  • Chocoboba Fett
    Chocoboba Fett 13 days ago

    "I know what you're thinking. You should be ashamed of yourself"
    Me: *was thinking they should be careful cause it'd be bad if they burned themselves on rebar* What? Am I not suppose to- Oh... I get it now

  • cool dude
    cool dude 14 days ago

    "of pulling apart force" 😂😂

  • Wojtek e36
    Wojtek e36 16 days ago

    It's about 70t

  • Chad Counts
    Chad Counts 16 days ago

    A prime demonstration of beta male fear.... grow some cajones

  • Polarmenace
    Polarmenace 16 days ago +1

    Was only thinking of how cool that was until the message came up LOL

  • Slow Sloth
    Slow Sloth 19 days ago

    I really want that steel rod as my weapon during the apocalypse..

  • Kaitlin Athanasakis
    Kaitlin Athanasakis 20 days ago

    'Pulling apart force"

  • David Belet
    David Belet 20 days ago

    Did this in a lab for college. Look up the stress strain curve for steel, it’s a good start point to understand what’s going on in there.

  • trevor jaster
    trevor jaster 21 day ago

    Is there a faster camera? I realy want to see the crack form

  • Shadowwolf 930
    Shadowwolf 930 21 day ago

    your channel is so cool tiny bit less cooler than wolfs

    i like wolfs a little bit more

  • PoSeiDoN Venuh
    PoSeiDoN Venuh 22 days ago

    2:12 that's what he said when he pulled out.

    I know you might have heard this somewhere but I couldn't leave it.

  • Wing Xie
    Wing Xie 22 days ago

    Kip in the netherlands mean chickens...... if I got it wrong sry cause I Had *lessons only*

  • Luis Luis
    Luis Luis 22 days ago

    At what speed did it broke? Close to the speed of light?

  • Mohamed Nabig
    Mohamed Nabig 22 days ago

    Windows Ex Pee

  • xQualifieDx
    xQualifieDx 22 days ago

    Can it go any slower I wanna literally see each crack forming

  • Jerome Lavoie
    Jerome Lavoie 22 days ago

    Booooooooring! 👎

  • Patriotic American
    Patriotic American 23 days ago

    Are they using a windows xp?

  • Shokonosle
    Shokonosle 23 days ago

    2:05 thank me later

  • Elifas YT
    Elifas YT 23 days ago

    Anyone whos watching in 2018 and is wondering whats wrong with gavins voice?

  • Mr Wolfe
    Mr Wolfe 24 days ago

    The tension was incredible

  • ShamanMafia
    ShamanMafia 24 days ago

    why do you guys sound like ur voices are on helium

  • AHMED 999
    AHMED 999 24 days ago


  • Biting Panic
    Biting Panic 24 days ago

    I wasn't thinking it till YOU mentioned it mr editor

  • Peter Led
    Peter Led 24 days ago

    Try the same setup.. but clean and polish the rod first.. that should remove micro fractures in the surface and make the bar stronger .. in theory..

  • Redsand Beatle
    Redsand Beatle 25 days ago

    Try playing this on X .25 play speed

  • Lambda Function
    Lambda Function 25 days ago

    I could easily take more than that.

  • Martin
    Martin 25 days ago

    *Hydraulic pull*

  • staszek kezsats
    staszek kezsats 25 days ago

    They are using a win XP i props

  • N0Mans Landx
    N0Mans Landx 25 days ago

    157 kip are 69kilonewton (kn) isn't it?

  • blackscorp 666
    blackscorp 666 25 days ago

    Hyvä suomennos!

  • Mik Scheper
    Mik Scheper 25 days ago

    This is cool, but can you guys use standard measurements, please, instead of weird anarchisms? I thought the UK had metricated-let's be grown-ups and use kilonewtons or meganewtowns, instead of something that sounds like it comes from a Dutch chicken farm.

  • Bazooka Llama Productions

    How does the machine absorb the undoubtedly ENORMOUS recoil when that thing breaks?

  • Andrew Kennedy
    Andrew Kennedy 25 days ago

    4:05 I wasn’t think that until your text mentioned it

  • Moldy Lasaga
    Moldy Lasaga 25 days ago

    Your computer has Windows XP

  • Jake Wright
    Jake Wright 25 days ago

    The world's meatiest machine is being controlled by Windows XP😂😂😂

  • ZiMRA
    ZiMRA 26 days ago

    dont deserve dollar of anymore ever gotten

  • X6P
    X6P 26 days ago

    Kip, het meest vulzeidige stukje vlees, kip.

  • Fredmiester72
    Fredmiester72 26 days ago

    "I know what youre thinking. You should be ashamed of yourself"😂😂