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Fun Video Of Babies Trying Lemon For The First Time In Slow Motion

Someone had a brilliant idea: Let’s give babies lemon wedges for the first time — just like every single parent does in the privacy of their home — and record their reaction in slow motion so the entire world can laugh at them.

The Science Of The Slapshot: Stanley Cup Slo-Mo Physics

The slapshot is the fastest shot in hockey. One satisfying thwack and the puck goes flying at incredible speeds. Except it’s not really one thwack, it’s two, and our buddy Destin at Smarter Every Day has both the science know-how and the super high-speed slow-motion cameras to show you exactly how it works.

Watching A 150 Mouse Trap Chain Reaction In Super Slo-Mo Is Magical

They’re a staple of cartoon prankery, but thanks to the magic of high-speed photography, we now have real-life proof that a room full of primed mouse traps is an awesome thing. The Slow Mo Guys put 150 of them on a table and then sacrificed themselves for science — and some awesome footage — by setting them off.

Holy Crap, Watch A Ball Breaking Glass At 10 Million Frames Per Second

Check out the incredible footage of a ball breaking a glass filmed at an uncanny 10 million frames per second by the HyperVision HPV-X Camera of Shimadzu, a Japanese corporation that makes precision instruments, measuring instruments and medical equipment.

High-Speed Proof Of An Airbag's Violently Life-Saving Power

It’s been described as getting hit with a basketball thrown point blank at your face, but if you ever experience an airbag deployment, you’re probably not going to complain, since it most likely saved your life. Unless you’re a glass of water, as this wonderful high-speed footage reveals.

Lasso Tricks In Super Slow-Mo Are Totally Mesmerising

Learning to lasso is insanely difficult, but in this BBC video champion roper “Cowboy Craig” Ingram shows how it’s done in super slow-motion. It’s mesmerising.

A Hawk Attacking A Balloon In Slo-Mo Is A Graceful Murderous Ballet

There’s no denying that everything looks cooler in slow motion, but birds of prey on the hunt are particularly mesmerising through the lens of a high-speed camera. This Goshawk is being lured into attacking a water balloon baited with a piece of meat, and its mid-air manoeuvres make even our most advanced fighter planes look primitive.

Watch How The RIP Bullet Makes Your Vital Organs Explode In Slow Motion

Rated RR tested the Radically Invasive Projectile (yes, RIP) ammo against ballistic gel, filming it in super-slow motion to show you what a bullet like this would do as it penetrates the flesh of a human body. It’s pretty terrifying stuff.

Don't You Wish You Could Slow Down Your Vision At The Push Of A Button?

Screw Google Glass. What I want is to see the world slowed down, shot at 500 frames per second and played back at 24 frames per second whenever I want. Or see time-lapses by blinking twice and accelerating time. Example: This corgi.

The Watermelon Might Be The Best Thing To See Explode In Slow Motion

What’s your favourite thing to see explode? Never thought about it? How could you. I think it might have to be the watermelon The hard outer shell of the fruit makes for perfect fragmentation, the watermelon’s shape holds an explosive pretty darn well and its red flesh makes for colorfully gory splashes (especially against the green shell). Plus, it’s watery so the explosion range is fantastic. I don’t think it’s a competition. Just look at the SlowMoGuys blowing up a watermelon and try and think of something better to blow up. The watermelon looks like some super bomb from Mario Kart.