Ping pong balls are fragile — they can be easily be crushed with your fingers. Ping pong paddles are really hard — they can easily break your finger bones and do serious damage. With that in mind, watch this video of a supersonic ping pong ball destroying a paddle in slow motion. It’s incredible.
John Huhn from the Motion Engineering department at Purdue University’s College of Engineering, “here’s a clip of a ball going through the paddle then breaking it off at the handle. This is at 30,000 frames per second.” Amazing.