Slow motion destruction of random things

Though we can’t really tell you how this is hacking related, we’ve always shared random videos of stuff getting destroyed with you. Invariably someone in the comments goes on a rant about how wasteful and/or dangerous it is. This clip, from a Danish TV show called  Stupid and Dangerous, fits that description quite well. It is also freaking awesome.

We’re really not sure what draws us to these videos exactly. Is it vicarious destruction or possibly our natural affinity for slow motion?

[via Dvice]

Comments

  1. Haku says:

    I take it you guys have seen the short-lived 2 season show Time Warp? If you haven’t see it then check it out, the footage they capture with their expensive cameras is often quite fascinating, they even get the “Will It Blend?” guy on and put some cigarette lighters in one of his blenders.

    • MarcusHast says:

      I used TimeWarp to test my HD TV when it came out. And while a lot of it was a bit silly (like how they always had to make Time Warp a verb, eg “now let’s see it Time Warped!”) there were some really surprising things like when then shot an arrow through a balloon and you could see how it begins to disintegrate as the arrow travels through it.

      The frozen turkey in deep fryer is another classic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V9gwRkMysk.

  2. 1000100 1000001 1010110 1000101 says:

    Ah! Thanks Caleb! Good stuff to start the week.

  3. Paul Potter says:

    Quite arty, and very original.

  4. tehkillerbee says:

    Good to see videos from my home country too!

    Check out a different video from them, where they put a red wine bottle in a micro wave oven and watch the resulting explosion!

  5. rue_mohr says:

    funny how 2500 frames/sec really dosn’t slow things down that much

  6. barry99705 says:

    I tried a coconut in a microwave once. Wasn’t near as energetic as the wine bottle. Didn’t even open the door…

  7. HomelyPoet says:

    Beautiful….
    Slow motion is FANTASTIC for particle physics engine programming short cuts.

  8. Solidacid says:

    YAY more stuff from Denmark, since it aired it has been my favorite show.
    i don’t know if it’s on the interwebs yet but in one of the episodes they shoot bags of flour at a small shed with a pneumatic cannon, inside the shed are strategically placed torches resulting in a nice FAE lifting the roof of the shed.

  9. Hirudinea says:

    Very cool, but I want these guys to stay as far away from MY house as possible!

  10. Destate9 says:

    That was sublime! However, at time 2:35, notice the bullet ricochet straight back at the shooter. Just last Thursday, me and my buddy were shooting at the range, and the bullet ricocheted back and hit him in the adams apple. Legit, he’s ok though

  11. kade says:

    What I love most about this video is that so many of the scenes were shot inside and somebody is probably responsible for cleaning it all up for our viewing pleasure.

  12. naturetm says:

    Very enjoyable. I agree with kade that the indoor scenery made it better. I really liked the indoor firework.

  13. Vonskippy says:

    So I’m guessing these were all shot by renters who knew they weren’t getting their deposits back.

  14. Bob Shaw says:

    *Joy*

    I hope they keep up the bad work…

  15. Isaac says:

    Found the waterbed was far and away the coolest. Excellent effort.

  16. Hal says:

    Look for tomorrows article on how to shorten your shag carpet with a lawn mower. Then watch it get picked up at Lifehacker and Apartment Therapy.

    /ducks

  17. N0LKK says:

    Would have been better if tr can on the stove blew out on the bottom making a bean propelled rocket or whatever it was in the can. I really didn’t expect the utter destruction of the microwave by the wine bottle. Must have been a strong bottle with a good cork/cap seal to build up that kind of energy. Crazy stuff man.

  18. Eirinn says:

    Can’t believe i missed this! But then again i don’t really watch TV :o)

  19. jaqen says:

    “we can’t really tell you how this is hacking related” hey, at least the rocket improved drying rack was a kind of hack, although I’m not sure how well the drying process was improved :-)

  20. bluel0g1c says:

    I love how on the coke can + bullet shot you can see the bullet ricochet back into the frame and bounce off the can.

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