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Modified Potato Cannons Are Alarmingly Destructive

Modified Potato Cannons Are Alarmingly Destructive

Video: Most people know potato guns are sweet as hell. Unfortunately, if you want to use one to turn any large pieces of produce into a smoothie (a squash or watermelon, for instance), you’ll need something stronger than a potato. Say, a steel-reinforced potato.

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

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…