Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Watching A Giant Water Balloon Burst In Slo-Mo Is Strangely Satisfying

slow2.jpg
slow1.jpg

There was a time when broadcasters dreamt of the possibility of super slow motion camera technology. High definition images were a distant fantasy, and digital was a confusing science that no one quite understood. 

Now, that once-fantastical camera technology is being used to film stuff blowing up, falling over, ripping apart and exploding in 4K detail. And it's glorious.

The latest clip of silliness from YouTube hitmakers The Slow Mo Guys sees Gavin Free and Daniel Gruchy fill up a giant water balloon (in which Gruchy is sitting) to the point of bursting. 

Is there a deeper point to this extravagant act, demonstrating the capacities of a 4K camera? No. It just looks great.

We're off to buy a giant water balloon.

Related

ark1.jpg

ARK animal terminal to open at JFK airport

piggyrihanna.jpg

Watch Miss Piggy perform Rihanna's BBHMM in brilliant mashup video

starwars2.jpg

This is what it looks like if you put a GoPro on a Jedi

shenfieldadvert2.jpg

How many errors can you spot on this advert?

wigancorner.jpg

Fan takes corner in match

reddit.jpg

Reddit isn't the problem, the internet is

More

Donald Trump’s lawyer: possibly not racist, definitely not intelligent

Oldest trick in the book

by Tom Victor
17 Aug 2017

We have some very, very good news about cheese

Cheese lovers, it's our time to shine

by Emily Reynolds
17 Aug 2017

Jurors refuse to work on Martin Shkreli's trial for the best reasons

He is *not* a popular man

by Emily Reynolds
17 Aug 2017

Apparently millennials hate boobs now - but what do we like instead?

These god damn millennials, eh

by Gary Ogden
17 Aug 2017

All the times Donald Trump has failed to condemn far-right extremists

This has gone on for some time

by Tom Victor
16 Aug 2017

Flight attendants share the 25 worst things passengers do

How many of them are you guilty of?

by Gary Ogden
16 Aug 2017

Obama's response to Charlottesville is now the most-liked tweet ever

Puts Trump's response to shame

by Emily Reynolds
16 Aug 2017

English accents have been ranked by sexiness - where is yours?

You lot up north will be happy

by Gary Ogden
16 Aug 2017

Unmissable TV shows Reddit says you have to watch before you die

From gritty dramas to kids' classics

by Emily Reynolds
15 Aug 2017

The surprising side-effect of spending just 5 minutes on Facebook

It only takes five minutes of Facebooking

by Emily Reynolds
15 Aug 2017